Is It at All Possible to Keep the Results of Latisse Without Having to Buy More?

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Latisse Longevity

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Unfortunately, once you stop using Latisse your lashes will eventually return to their pre-Latisse state. 

Latisse results

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Latisse will only grow longer lashes while you are using it.  With time, your lashes will normally fall out and will regrow to the length they were before you started using Latisse.  After 4 months of using Latisse nightly, you can cut back to 2 to 3 times per week to maintain your long lashes.

Martie Gidon, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologist

Need to Use

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The efficacy of the product will only work for as long as you use the product. If you stop then it will revert to previous state. You could attempt to use smaller quantities to prolong the use of each bottle.

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Need to keep using Latisse

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Thank you for your question.

The Latisse product works while it's being used.  If you stop using it, your lashes will go back to how it was before you started using Latisse.  Unfortunately, there is no way to keep the results without continuing to use the product.


Latisse is not permanent

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Latisse only works while you are using it.  After you stop, your lashes will return to their pre-Latisse thickness and length.  The reason is that latisse increases the duration of the hair cycle.  The eyelashes grow longer and they spend more time in the growing phase.  However, once you stop your latisse, they resume their normal hair cycle.  You can try to make your product last longer by using it every other day.  This works for some people. 


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Latisse is like Rogaine.  It works well as long as you keep using it but if you stop altogether, you will end up as if you never used it at all.  You can use less or use it less often and maintain your results.

Stacey Tull, MD
Chesterfield Dermatologic Surgeon

How long to use Latisse

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Latisse works by increasing the amount of time each eyelash hair remains in the growing phase. The growth phase of an average eyelash hair is approximately 1 to 2 months and at any given time approximately 41% of eyelash hairs are in the growing phase. After three or four months, Latisse can be used much less frequently to maintain longer, thicker lashes.  I recommend to my patients that they continue application of Latisse twice weekly for as many years as they wish to continue to have longer eyelashes.


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The good news about Latisse is that it works. The not so bad news is that you do need to continue it but, you can try skipping a few days and see what the effects are. That will save you product

David A. Bray, Sr., MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon

How long latisse lasts

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latisse causes melanocyte hyperplasia, which causes your lashes to grow longer, thicker, and darker. once you stop it, the lashes go back to the way they were. it takes about 3 months for a lash to grow out fully, which means it takes 3 months for full effect to be realized, and then 3 months for it to go back to the way it was (as your new lash w/o latisse grows out)

the only way to get the effect for free would be in our practice, when i give a year's supply of latisse (worth $1,000)  to anyone who refers us a patient for LASEK;) we actually have several women in our practice who just make sure to refer 1 friend to us for LASEK every year, and they've had free Latisse forever;)

Emil William Chynn, MD, FACS, MBA
New York Ophthalmologist


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Latisse is a wonderful  product but unfortunatly, once you stop using it the results are short lived. The medication stdelays the amount of time before the follicle releases the lash thereby allowing a longer growth cycle. Once the follicle releases the lash, if no longer stimulated by Latisse, the growth cycle returns to normal. Once you stop using Latisse, it may be awhile until your lashes return to their normal. The great thing about Latisse is that once you get the lashes you want, maintanence may only be 2-3 applications a week making your product last for several months. Also, if you are a Brilliant Distinctions member through Allerghan, you will be able to get some nice discounts and rebates making Latisse more affordable. 

Best of Luck!

Thomas B. Lintner, MD, FACS
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon

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