Lumigan...Can do Wonders in Your Eyelashes, but here's some lead

Lumigan...Can do Wonders in Your Eyelashes, but here's some lead

Of course, the changes of earth's temperature relatively contributes to unwanted skin problems. This change in temperature has the effect of changing also the natural process of our body's secretion of natural oils responsible in giving natural glow to our skin and shine to our hair. For this reason, beauty products of different variety, packaging and form is widely encompassing in the beauty market.

One product that has received loud acceptance in beauty market is Lumigan® (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution). This product is used for the treatment of patients which has medical condition called "intraocular pressure." However, aside from treatment of this medical condition, Lumigan has been recognized to enhance the growth of eyelashes. Hence, patients using this product are beginning to trim their lashes after 8 weeks use.

Lumigan...product overview

Lumigan® is an ophthalmic solution that is available in either 0.01% or 0.03% bimatoprost. Lumigan is manufactured by Allergan, Inc., the same manufacturer of the product brand Latisse®. Lumigan and Latisse, being manufactured by the same manufacturer are purposely circulated for different purpose. It is interesting to note that while Latisse was specifically prescribed for the treatment of Glaucoma and Hypotrichosis (inadequate eyelashes), Lumigan does not possess the same attributes. It is therefore safe to conclude that, eyelash growth is only considered as side effects in using Lumigan, its primary purpose being a treatment for Glaucoma.

Who should buy Lumigan?

Lumigan® is an FDA approved treatment for Glaucoma; it is certain that your Doctor will prescribe this medication if he or she detects that you suffer from this condition.

Lumigan Side Effects and Precautions

Side effects

Lumigan® is clinically proven as treatment to intraocular pressure or people who is undergoing treatment for Glaucoma or ocular hypertension. However, it is important that Doctor's treatment monitoring is regularly done to avoid some harmful side effects of using this medication. The following side effects may be experienced by the patient:

  •     Conjunctive hyperemia
  •     Eyes burning sensation
  •     Eye irritation
  •     Redness in the eye
  •     Eye dryness
  •     Teary eyes (due to increased production of tears)
  •     Headache
  •     Increased growth of eyelashes


The bimatoprost formulation contained in Lumigan® can increase the production of melanin in melanocytes, responsible in giving color of your eyes. The use of Lumigan® can give permanent changes in your eye color. The change is however, gradual and may not be noticed outright. It takes several months to years before you can notice change in your eye color. This pigment changes can be permanent unlike the growth in your lashes which is only temporary and will revert back to its original length and volume after the medication is stopped.

Lumigan® must be used with care and caution to avoid the development of eye infections that may cause serious eye condition including blindness. Always ask your Doctor for the proper guidance and use of this medication.

Feb 23, 2014