After 16 Weeks of Latisse Will the Maintain Process Continue to Grow Your Lashes?

After 16 weeks of using Latisse, will your lashes continue to grow in the maintain process?

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Continue Using Latisse to Maintain Results

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It does take approximately 4 months to see the maximum results with Latisse, though you must still continue to use it to maintain these results.  We usually recommend using it daily or every other day to properly maintain and upkeep the results.  Once you stop using Latisse, you lashes will slowly go back to normal.  Long term use is key to maintaining your Latisse result.

Dr. Grant Stevens


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 152 reviews

Latisse maintenance for long lashes

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After 16 weeks, you have probably achieved the maximal growth of your lashes.  To maintain your long lashes, continue to use Latisse 2 to 3 times per week.  Once you stop, your lashes will gradually return to their regular length.

Martie Gidon, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologist

Latisse effects during maintenance

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Latisse works only while it is being used. Once it is stopped, eyelashes will revert back to their original size, thickness, and colour. After 16-20 weeks or so, maintenance treatment (e.g. 2-3/week of use) will maintain the improved eyelashes that were obtained with nightly therapy.

Benjamin Barankin, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon

The effects of Latisse are not permanent

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Once you have achieved the maximum effects of Latisse you must continue to use it to maintain them. Eyelashes, like the hair on your head and other parts of your body, cycle. It grows, rests, and then, falls out. Latisse works on lengthening the growth phase. The new eyelashes must be exposed to the drug in order to have lengthening of their growth phase.

Dina D. Strachan, MD
New York Dermatologist

Continued Growth of Eyelashes with Latisse

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It is unlikely that your eyelashes will continue to grow even longer while you are in the maintenance stage of your Latisse treatment. The normal growth phase for eyelash hair is one to two months. Latisse keeps your eyelash hair in the growing phase for a longer period of time but not indefinitely. Continued use of Latisse is necessary to assist the new hair that is constantly forming to grow longer, thicker and darker as well.

Mitchell Schwartz, MD
South Burlington Dermatologic Surgeon
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You'll need to continue to use Latisse to maintain results.

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Thanks for your inquiry. Because Latisse works on the lashes that are in the "growth" phase, discontinuing it will eventually reverse any results you see. Long term usage is needed for long term results.

Peter Schmid, DO, FAACS
Longmont Facial Plastic Surgeon

Latisse after 16 weeks

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Latisse works on actively growing lashes; it however does not cause a permanent change in the way lashes grow. Therefore if the medicine is stopped, its effect will reverse over time as old lashes are replaced with new ones not exposed to Latisse during their growth. So long term use is needed for long term effects.

Carlo Rob Bernardino, MD
Monterey Oculoplastic Surgeon

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