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Troya
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Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:13 am      Reply with quote
started using careprost at the beginning of the week, used it on my lashline and now my eyes are sooo red. People can't stop commenting on it. I really want to keep using it and maybe I'm using too much ( found out that one drop for both eyes isnt enough, I need two)

Is that redness something that will subside with continuous usage? Growing darker, better lashes is great but the combo with red eyes isn't?
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Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:10 am      Reply with quote
I only use mine twice a week. It makes my eyes red all the way around but fades after a day or so. That's why I can only use mine as little as I do. Crying or Very sad

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Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:49 am      Reply with quote
I think you are using far too much. I use an eyeliner brush and apply the Careprost to upper and lower eyelashes, only the base of them. I use ONE drop and I still have enough left over to dab it on bare spots on my brows.

My upper lids are a bit red but that may be due to having had frequent bouts of eczema my whole life. I just use concealer. It's worth it not to have to wear mascara, which I hate.
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Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:15 am      Reply with quote
thanks a lot, I'm always scared that I'm not using enough. As long as you moisturize the lash line just a little bit, it should be more than enough? When I touch the lash line afterwards I feel nothing anymore with 1 drop, with 2 drops it feels like it's still a bit wet.
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Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:46 pm      Reply with quote
PS: is it normal that right after you've applied it and you touch your brows or lashline that it's not wet at all. That's what happens when I use small amounts. Makes me insecure that I'm not doing it right and wont see results.
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Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:16 pm      Reply with quote
I'd feel more insecure about what its doing to the health of your eyes.

I'm no expert, but careprost is a pharmaceutical drug used to decrease pressure in the eye - for people who have glaucoma, i.e. a serious medical condition.

I recommend that you research the dangers and side-effects before continuing.

You're messing with the drainage system between the front & back of your eye when you get it IN your eye, which is obviously what is happening if you're experiencing prolonged irritation.

You are not supposed to get it IN your eye.

Plus people have experienced dark spots & change in eye color.

I bought some at one point, but decided that in my particular situation, the risks are too great, but you need to make that decision for yourself.

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Sat Aug 24, 2013 5:50 pm      Reply with quote
I also got the "tomato eye syndrome" with Careprost. It also made my eyes really sore - so I stopped using it - I'd rather have healthy eyes than long eyelashes.

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Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:00 am      Reply with quote
Thousands of people use it without getting the red eyes or it should at least go away after continuous usage. I think it's all about the way you apply it. So the question is rather: how do you apply it properly?
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Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:53 am      Reply with quote
Troya wrote:
Thousands of people use it without getting the red eyes or it should at least go away after continuous usage. I think it's all about the way you apply it. So the question is rather: how do you apply it properly?


PS when I apply it above my lashline, I feel it's not getting into my eye. When I try to reach all my upper lashes, it gets into my eyes. The question is: is applying it above your lashline good to get it to your lashes? I mean: just right above them.
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Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:39 am      Reply with quote
You don't have to apply it amongst your lashes. Just along and above them is fine. It works its way into the skin.
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Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:15 am      Reply with quote
I use just one drop and apply it with a fine brush along the lash line on the lid. It is more than enough to get to the lashes and even just using once or twice a week is enough to keep them long.

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Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:48 am      Reply with quote
I'm using less of it, It doesnt really feel irritated anymore though the red hasnt been gone. Guess it takes some time. I wonder if there are certain eyedrops you can use before the application of careprost to avoid irritation?
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Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:31 pm      Reply with quote
after 3 weeks I see no results when it comes to lash darkening, growth, thickening,....
My eyes are still very red. People comment on it. Today I bought opticrom. anti allergic eyedrops. Hopefully that's gonna help me out.
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Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:48 pm      Reply with quote
AnnieR wrote:
I use just one drop and apply it with a fine brush along the lash line on the lid. It is more than enough to get to the lashes and even just using once or twice a week is enough to keep them long.

Just saw this thread. I very recently started using Careprost, too. I thought I was going to have to quit using it b/c of eyelid redness (not irritation) but it seems to have abated a little bit. I have been having some dark eyelid problems, anyway, before starting Careprost, so am working to resolve those. So far so good, even with Careprost use.

I use really ultra-fine brushes...I wonder if the type of brush factors into the irritation? In the video they have on the Latisse website, the brush looked kind of thick and the model's lashes get really wet-looking after application. It gave me pause. Looked to me like it couldn't help but get into the eye when the lashes got that wet. My brushes are different...applies a very fine line.

Anyway, Annie, have you always used Careprost in this manner, or did you use it daily in the beginning, until your lashes started to grow? I'd like to cut back after (if) I achieve growth...but would definitely like to see growth first.
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Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:57 am      Reply with quote
I tried using it daily but bc the eyes/lids stayed red I cut back to every other day within the first month. Once they started getting thicker/longer, I then cut back to once or twice a week, whenever I remember it. I try to do it on a Sunday/Wednesday routine since most of the time when I go out, it is Friday-Sunday.
The brush I use is very fine and I do not get it too wet. I use one drop per application in the lid, wet the brush and apply to upper and lower lids and eyebrows with what is left. I know it says upper lid only but it helps my sparse lower eyelashes.

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Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:25 am      Reply with quote
BEWARE RED EYES AFTER USING PRODUCTS MEAN TOXICITY AKA ACCUMULATION OF CHEMICALS IN THE EYE SO THE BLOOD HAS TO GO THERE TO REMOVE THE WASTE!!!

TRUST ME I KNOW WHEN I SUSPECTED BROMIDE,LEAD AND MERCURY POISOINING AND MY EYES WHERE SO RED AND ITCHY AND THANKS GOD IODINE(THAT I KNOW HATE ) SAVED ME.

I SUGGEST PEOPLE STOP USING THE STUFF CAUSE ITS THEIR EYES.

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Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:08 pm      Reply with quote
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Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:12 pm      Reply with quote
latisse claims only 4 percent of their users experience side effects like redness. So far all people having used it experienced it. A bit weird that I happen to know those 4 percent?
Still using antihistamine drops to see the redness will go away in a couple of days.
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Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:25 am      Reply with quote
I used Careprost and I experienced redness along my lashline. I stopped using the Careprost about a year ago but the redness remains. Latisse and the generics warn of a permament brown line of pigmentation forming along the lash line. In fair skinned people, or very sensitive skinned people, that brown line is red instead and yes, it IS permanent. I tossed my Careprost and will stick with a good mascara instead.
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Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:27 am      Reply with quote
Yes, whether I use latisse, lumigen or careprost the red tinge occurs. Only the first day or so and then it fades away.

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Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:38 am      Reply with quote
I've read that some doctors recommend people to apply it a few millimeters above the lashline to get rid of the redness, not on the lashline. Maybe that's a good solution?
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Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:53 am      Reply with quote
I might try that!
For me the redness is NOT permanent, it does fade and I am VERY fair -skinned. Now for others, that may be different.

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Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:58 am      Reply with quote
if you apply small amounts many millimeters above your lash line, does get absorbed and reach the lashes?
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Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:43 am      Reply with quote
Anyone? Wouldnt wanna keep doing it without having results. After 4 weeks nothing yet, but that's normal I've heard. People claiming that they had darker, thicker and longer lashes in two weeks are misleading others.

Latisse claims that you should first notice length and then later on darkness and thickness.
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Tue Sep 22, 2015 12:01 pm      Reply with quote
Isn't it possible to dilute careprost with a softening agent to avoid the redness? I tried it on the lashline with very little product and always experienced the eye redness.
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