Is It Ok to Use Latisse After Chemo Has Destroyed All Your Lashes?

Can I use Latisse to promote lash growth after chemo therapy? Will it regress after it is discontinued and leave me with no lashes? Thank You

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Latisse is Great for Eyelash Growth After Chemotherapy

Latisse is very effective in promoting growth of eyelashes after chemotherapy. You should be evaluated to make certain that there are no contraindications. From El Paso. 

El Paso Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 140 reviews

Latisse works after chemo

Yes, you can use Latisse after chemo and it is very common.  You should be evaluated by a doctor to make sure it is appropriate for you.  I have seen it work well time after time. 

Daryl K. Hoffman, MD
San Jose Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

Latisse after Chemo

Greetings Mound~

We've seen excellent results with the Latisse in patients that have lost their lashes to chemo.  If you stop using Latisse you won't go back to having no lashes but you will return to the lash length (approximately) before you had chemo.  As with any new medication, it is always best to check with your treating physician before you start. As simple as it may sound to some, having new, long fabulous lashes is a great way to getting back to feeling better.

Enjoy your fabulous lashes!

Best of luck!

Dr. Grant Stevens         

Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 145 reviews

Latisse is a GOOD WAY to re-Grow Eyelashes after chemotherapy

Regarding: "Is It Ok to Use Latisse After Chemo Has Destroyed All Your Lashes?
Can I use Latisse to promote lash growth after chemo therapy? Will it regress after it is discontinued and leave me with no lashes? Thank You

Latisse promotes eyelash growth and prolongs the growth phase of the lashes. It will not interfere with your treatments and may be extremely beneficial in restoring your eye lashes.

To read everything you need to know about Latisse, follow the link below.

Dr. Peter Aldea

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 108 reviews

Latisse after Chemotherapy

Typically chemotherapy will not damage the hair follicles so new hairs can grow back once chemotherapy is finished.  Latisse would therefore be perfectly reasonable to use to encourage your new hair regrowth to be longer, thicker and darker.

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

Latisse After Chemotherapy

You can most certainly use Latisse after chemotherapy. I would speak with your oncologist, facial plastic surgeon, or ophthalmologist about the product before starting its use. Unfortunately the results will disappear after you stop using it but it will not make things worse than they are now.

D.J. Verret, MD
Dallas Facial Plastic Surgeon
3.9 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Using Latisse to overcome post-chemo eyelash loss

You've been through a lot, no doubt, and the loss of your lashes certainly impacts your feelings of femininity. If you have no problems with  eye health you should have no problem with Latisse. Depending on how long you were on chemo and the impact it may have made on your body's ability to grow hair, you should see some results in the typical 16 week cycle - and potentially much earlier. The only way it would not work is if your hair follicles for your lashes were damaged to the point of permanent inactivity, but that is unlikely.

There WAS a very unique offer through Make a Wish and Latisse that gave you an opportunity to donate to Make a Wish and receive a trial certificate. I'm not sure it's on still, but may be worth checking. Go to the Latisse site for details.

I'm rooting for a fast response!

Nasrin Mani, MD
La Jolla Physician
3.5 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

Latisse after chemo

If your lash follicles are intact, and you do not have a history of increased intraoccular preasure then latisse would be a great treatment to try to bring back your lashes

Purvisha Patel, MD
Germantown Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

Latisse is perfect for growing lashes after chemotherapy

Latisse works beautifully to help regrow lashes after chemotherapy. It is one of the easiest ways to restore your healthy look.

Elizabeth Slass Lee, MD
Bay Area Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 54 reviews

Latisse will have you 'loving your lashes' after chemotherapy

Latisse is safe and effective for post-chemo lash loss. It is important to see an ophthalmologist to make sure you are a candidate for using the product.  Most patients can start it right away or start it before their chemo.  It might take a little time to get the lashes to grow because they must be in their growth phase for the product to work. Once you start it there is a lasting effect until the lash falls out.  As the new lash begins to grow, it will be darker, fuller and grow longer.

I hope this helps

Dr Mary Catherine Fischer

Mary Catherine Fischer, MD
Chevy Chase Ophthalmologist

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