Botox for your eyelashes

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  • New eyelash drug promises longer, lustrous lashes

    An eyelash booster that promises to enhance sparse and thinning lashes has been created by the same company that produces the wrinkle-filler Botox.

    The drug, Latisse, will be made available under prescription in America and if applied once daily, apparently boosts length, thickness and the shade of flutterers, by encouraging regrowth of hair follicles.

    The drugs company behind the latest beauty enhancer, Allergan, says it estimates the success of the new cream could top £300million a year.

    However before you hot-foot it to the States, the company has warned that constant use of the lash booster is required to main more lustrous lashes. And more worryingly, Allergan has revealed that side effects can include redness, itchiness and a darkening of the eyelid skin.

    More alarmingly, the company explains that any part of the body exposed to the cream could show hair growth. Watch out when applying then – slipping could be fatal!


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