4 months post op, What Happens when You Stop Using Latisse?
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What happens if I stop Latisse?
Latisse stimulates lashes.
The eyelash cycle is about 4 months. If you were to stop cold turkey, the results will stop after 4 months, though you'd likely see the changes reversing much earlier.
It is a product which needs to be maintained to maintain the results. If trying to save money, I would suggest spacing out the application to every other day or every third day.
You will lose the benefit over time, but should not lose all lashes
All hair grows in 3 stages of a cycle (the hair cycle)... If you stop using Latisse, the new lashes that replace those lost each day will no longer be under the stimulus of Latisse and therefore will be the original length that your lashes naturally grow to. You should not experience complete loss of your eyelashes.
Latisse is a medication, and does have a few rare risks which you should discuss with your prescribing physician, but this is not one of them.
Enjoy your new lashes!
Back to their original state
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Once you discontinue using Latisse, your lashes will slowly go back to their original state. You won't lose your eyelashes, but they definitely will not be as thick, long, and full after a few weeks once you stop using Latisse.
Discontinuing Use of Latisse
Latisse will make your eyelashes grow thicker, longer and darker over the course of treatment. If you stop using Latisse after four months, your eyelashes will not all fall out; just like any other hair, your eyelashes have a growth cycle so they will just slowly return to their normal state. If you want to extend the amount of time your Latisse lasts, you can start applying Latisse every other night after you have reached the desired length and fullness of lashes. “Dr. D”
What Happens when You Stop Using Latisse
The eyelashes grow in a 4 month cycle so if you stop the product you will see a decrease in the amount and length of the hairs of the eyelashes. Some patients will try to apply 3 times a week instead of daily to save on cost. Also remember that you do not need to apply to the lower eyelashes just the upper eyelashes.
Stopping Use of Latisse
Result Duration Latisse Eyelashes
Latisse promotes the upper eyelashes to make them longer, darker, and thicker. Results are gradual to see improvement. Once stopping treatment, your lashes will eventually go back to where where they were before treatment.
Your lashes will go back to your "normal" if you stop Latisse
Latisse stimulates lashes to grow which makes them thicker, fuller and longer. When the treatment is stopped the effect lasts about one month. After that your lashes will gradually go back to how they were before treatment.
You should discuss this with your cosmetic physician, but stopping the medication should not be a problem.
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