How Long is One Prescription for Latisse Expected to Last?
- Asked by pcrone in Morgan Hill, CA
- 4 years ago
Does one supply of Latisse last for one month, two months, etc.? At these prices, I want to know what I can expect.
You can double the amount of time a bottle of Latisse will last or more
Latisse has instructions to use one applicator per eyelid per night and it is packaged with 60 applicators so that is a month supply (except for those months with 31 days). Although it is not officially approved and "off label" many patients use one applicator and one drop for both upper eyelids which will extend the package twice as long.
Further, after an effect has been reached, many will reduce their usage to 2-3 times a week or roughly every other night starting at about week 6. This will again double the length of time a package will last with this 'maintenence dose.'
Therefore, once clinically you reach the endpoint of effectiveness it may be possible to only need 3 packages a year which is much more affordable than the labeled usage of 12 packages per year.
This is not meant to be medical advice and you should consult with your individual doctor about any medication and dosage.
Latisse prescription may last longer than one month
Latisse is meant to be dispensed as a one month supply, with enough liquid and disposable applicators to last for 30 days. However, many patients are finding that it does last longer, sometimes for 6-8 weeks when using just one drop per upper eyelash per night (the recommended dose).
The trick to extending its use (which is something the company is not allowed to tell you) is to use the same disposable applicator for both upper eyelids at night rather than a separate one for each eyelid. It comes with 60 applicators, so this way you can get 60 nights of application as long as the solution in the bottle lasts (usually 6-8 weeks). Definitely stick with the appropriate amount of 1 drop per upper eyelash per night though to get the best effects.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.