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Does Latisse stop working after 6 months?

I have been using Latisse consistently for almost eight months. After three months I noticed growth in length. Now, I see no change in the lashes, they actually look shorter. Growth has stopped after consistent use for eight months. Lashes never did get thicker but for a time they were longer. Now, no growth. They look a bit shorter and quite sparse. Any ideas?

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Latisse should continue working as long as you're applying it.

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Latisse should continue working as long as you're applying it. Make sure you are using it as directed. If it still isn't working consider checking the expiry date on the bottle.


Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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How long does Latisse work?

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Thank you for your question. It is not normal for Latisse to stop working after a certain period of time. The results of Latise will last for as long as you are using the product. You could try going off of it for a few months and restarting it again.

Best Wishes,

Pablo Prichard

Pablo Prichard, MD
Phoenix Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

Does Latisse stop working after 6 months?

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That is not normal for Latisse to stop working after 6 months. As long as you are applying it, it will continue to help.

Daniel Shapiro, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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Surprised!

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Hmmm, usually Latisse does not exhibit tachyphlyaxis, that is, a period of time after which the drug no longer works. I'm genuinely surprised that bimatoprost is no longer working.

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Bobby Buka, MD
New York Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Does Latisse stop working

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There are no reports that Latisse should stop working, ever. Each hair will go through its life cycle so there is a chance you had many hairs in the same cycle, so when they all fell out around the same time, now they all need to regrow again (hence they look shorter again). That's not common for cycling to happen this way, but it does happen and would be the only explanation I can think of for your situation. I have people who are on their 20th bottle of Latisse and still loving it and seeing great results.

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F. Victor Rueckl, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
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