What Happens when You Discontinue Using Latisse?

As your lashes fall out and regrow, will the Latisse be necessary or is the 12 weeks all that is ever required?

Doctor Answers 5

Latisse after 12 weeks

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Once you have achieved your desired results with Latisse after 12-16 weeks, they will return to the lashes you once had if you stop using the product.  The results are not permanent. Most patients are able to go to an every other night application after 16 weeks for maintenance.


Dr. Grant Stevens     

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 152 reviews

Lashes will return to normal

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If you discontinue using Latisse, then in a little while your lashes will return to their pre-Latisse condition. 

Stopping Latisse

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If you stop Latisse, your lashes will go back to what they were before you started using the product.  Anecdotally, the product can be used less frequently to maintain the results.


Keshini Parbhu, MD
Orlando Oculoplastic Surgeon

Thicker, longer eyelashes from Latisse require maintenance

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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 of the hair cycle.  However, once you stop your latisse, the eyelashes resume their normal hair cycle. 

Once you have the results you want, you can try to make your product last longer by using it every other day.  This works for some people.

Long Term Use of Latisse

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Eyelash hairs are constantly replacing themselves so to keep your longer eyelashes you need to continue using Latisse. After the initial 4 month period of daily use to achieve nice results, I recommend using Latisse 2 or 3 times per week to continue helping the newly growing replacement eyelashes.

Mitchell Schwartz, MD
South Burlington Dermatologic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

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