Saturday, June 13, 2009

40 Lashes

I had every intention of writing more about the events of this past week, but then when I came in from my walk and was pouring myself a nice cool glass of iced tea, I chanced to see a television ad for a product that grows eyelashes for those cursed with sparse eyelid forestation.

As the president would say, well, look. If this is a problem to some people, they have every right to look at it as such, but really, is it worth the trouble and expense to add a few longer, lusher lashes to the old eyebroom?

You might have not yet realized that there is a name for this affliction, which you might even have and don't even know about it! It's the heartbreak of e
yelash hypotrichosis, another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes according to the website for Latisse, which is the product which claims to add more lash to your LaRue. The website goes on:

Important Safety Information
If you are using prescription products for lowering eye pressure or have a history of eye pressure problems, only use LATISSE™ under close doctor supervision. May cause eyelid skin darkening which may be reversible, and there is potential for increased brown iris pigmentation which is likely to be permanent. There is a potential for hair growth to occur in areas where LATISSE™ solution comes in repeated contact with skin surfaces. If you develop or experience any eye problems or have eye surgery, consult your doctor immediately about continued use of LATISSE™. The most common side effects after using LATISSE™ solution are an itching sensation in the eyes and/or eye redness.

There you go..nothing to worry about! Eyelid skin darkening is reversible, and who cares about a little permanent brown iris pigmentation? The brown will nicely set off the red itchy eyes you might also get, giving your face a sort of Southwestern adobe-hut terra cotta sort of thing going on.

I don't know how much this Latisse costs, but unless your last name is the same as a major hotel
chain, I'd bet you have better things on which to toss away your loot. And I'd win that bet, if only by an eyelash.

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