Lumigan active ingredient is 0.03% bimatoprost. It’s very rare for the one medication to be used for both medicinal and cosmetic purposes. But bimatoprost pulls double duty. In addition to treating glaucoma, it can be used to grow and thicken eyelashes.
According to ophthalmologist , it is safe to use for both purposes. And you must follow the administration instructions. Bimatoprost is a prostaglandin – a fatty acid that has hormone-like effects on the body. As an eye drop medication, it’s used to treat glaucoma by relieving the pressure inside the eye. In an eyelash grower, bimatoprost’s function and effects are slightly different.
Lumigan is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use on the upper eyelashes only. It may spread to the lower lashes as you blink but the primary effect will be on the upper eyelashes only. Don’t worry if any medication gets into your eye – it’s used to treat glaucoma and is unlikely to cause damage.
Results usually appear within two months. If you stop using eyelash grower, your eyelashes will gradually return to their original state.