Do you have to keep using Latisse forever to keep the longer lashes?
Using Latisse Forever to Maintain Eyelash Growth?
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Yes, it is recommended that Latisse be used to maintain eyelash growth. Latisse stimulates the antigen phase of hair growth and if you stop using it your lashes will return to normal, therefore it must be used indefinitely to maintain length, color and thickness.
Yes, you must continue to use Latisse to maintain results. Latisse it is not a permanent solution to inadequate eyelashes. Once you stop using this product, eyelashes will revert back to their previous length and thickness. I hope you find this information useful!
Latisse - use it or lose it
Latisse is applied every night 1 drop per upper eyelid rim only. After about 8-12 weeks most patients will experience significant growth. To maintain the effect you must continue to use it. However, you may find that every other night or every 2nd night application will maintain the growth of the lashes. If you stop it for any reason the lashes will return to their "pre Latisse " lenght. That is ok just start over and apply nightly until you get the length you want then back off as above.
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When the Latisse stops so does the effect
Latisse works by stimulating lash growth and when it is stopped the lashes will return to their baseline status over a few months. It has been found however that once an effect is established, the maintenance amount of Latisse necessary to retain the effect is much less and usually application just a few times a week is all that is necessary.
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Need to keep using Latisse
Unfortunately, if you stop using Latisse, your lashes will return to the appearance they had before you started using the product. This is the main draw back of the product.