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How does latisse work?

Latisse's eyelash-growing capability was discovered accidentally as a side effect of a drug that treats glaucoma, when people started developing thicker, longer eyelashes. Research showed that the ingredient bimatoprost was causing the growth, and now it is the active ingredient in latisse. Eyelashes grow the same way the hair on your head does: eyelashes spring up, grow longer, and then fall out. That growth phase is called the anagen phase, and bimatoprost causes more of your eyelashes to be in the growth phase for longer, which yields longer, darker, thicker eyelashes.

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