Dr. Shelia Nazarian explains the facts about Latisse and what you need to know.
Latisse is a treatment designed to produce temporary growth for longer, darker, and thicker eyelashes. Latisse is FDA-approved to stimulate the growth of eyelashes. It is applied at home but must be obtained by prescription from your doctor.
For the best results, Latisse must be used continuously. It is applied to the upper eyelashes once per day. It can take several weeks to see initial results. Full results should be evident after four months of use.
While Latisse is designed to grow longer and thicker eyelashes, it isn't designed to produce permanent results. In order to maintain the results, patients will need to continue use, possibly at a reduced frequency. If Latisse treatment is stopped entirely, eyelashes will likely return to their original thickness and length within 12 weeks.
The cost of Latisse varies, but the average cost is $125 per bottle according to data from more than 500 RealSelf members. How long a bottle lasts will depend on use, with many getting roughly two months of treatment from one bottle.
Possible side effects
The side effects of Latisse are fairly uncommon according to most doctors. They could include eye irritation, eye redness, eyelid itching, and eyelid hyperpigmentation. If you have any pre-existing conditions with your eyes, such as dryness, you should tell your doctor during your consultation.
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