So, can anyone tell me how long it takes for one to start noticing the effects of Latisse? I'm starting on the 5th week and except for one or two long eyelash hairs, on the left lid, I'm not noticing much progress.
How Long Does It Take to See Latisse Results?
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Time for Latisse to work
Usually, the effects of Latisse will take time to observe. In the FDA clinical trials, an effect was observed as early as 4 weeks and usually by 16 weeks. Individual patients will vary in their response rates and over time, the effect usually becomes more observable. Many factors influence your ability to see the results such as the color of your lashes and their thickness. Latisse usually increases the length and number.
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You may begin to see more length of your eyelashes as little as 4 weeks but the results are more noticeable at 8 weeks. You will not see the full effect of using Latisse until around 16 weeks or 4 months. I typically tell my patients that they will need to use at least three bottles of Latisse to see their full results. I have many patients who have been using it for a year now and are seeing wonderful results such as longer, fuller, and darker lashes. You do have to continue to use Latisse or the effects will go away and you will have the same amount, length, etc of lashes as you did before you began using it.
Latisse takes a few months to see all the results
You still need more time to see the potential effects. At two months, the response rate for patients is around 50%. After two more months, that response rate jumps to just under 80%. So the truth of the matter is that some patients still don't see much at two months, and yet still have to keep on it to fully give it a fair chance. (If you do the math, 30% of patients have not responded at two months but eventually do by four months.). We know it's expensive, and takes a leap of faith at this point, but patients have been impressed at the degree of growth once it starts. Hope you stay with it to give it a full chance.
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Most patients report significant improvement in 4-6 weeks.
If you are not noticing any progress, make sure you are using the right drug, and as described by your surgeon, ie correct way of use.
The Full Effect of Latisse
It takes approximately 4 months to see the full effects of Latisse, so you still have some time. Latisse works gradually by lengthening the lashes in the growth stage. I hope this helps!
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