Once the Latisse Vial is Opened, How Long is the Solution Effective?

Also, would storing an opened vial of Latisse in the refrigerator increase the length of the shelf life?

Doctor Answers 6

Latisse expiration

latisse has an expiration date on the package.

dont use after this date

the product lasts anywhere from 2-4 months depending on frequency of use


Ashburn Plastic Surgeon
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Expiration of Latisse

Thank you for your question.  The Latisse Bottle has an expiration date on it and should not be used after this date (whether the bottle has been opened or not). I do not believe that you need to put the bottle in the refrigerator.  A bottle of Latisse should last 2-3 months.


Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Latisse and Expiration...

All Latisse bottles have expiration dates on them, no matter if open or closed.  It is not necessary to keep Latisse in the refrigerator, this will not extend the lifespan of the product.  If used correctly a bottle of Latisse should last on average 2 to 2.5 months.

Hope this helps.

Dr. Grant Stevens

Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Latisse should have an expiration on the box

Latisse should have an expiration on the box as it is an FDA approved medication. It lasts a long time, but check the expiration date on the box to be sure.   And, be careful not to store it under extreme conditions (like heat).

Joseph A. Eviatar, MD, FACS
New York Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 66 reviews

How to Store Latisse

Latisse is good until at least the expiration date whether or not the bottle has been opened. Storing it in the refrigerator will not increase its shelf life so you might as well keep it in a handier place so you will remember to use it every day. Many medications are actually still quite effective long after their expiration date. The dates are usually there because of FDA requirements. If you're using a product after its expiration date and it seems to have less effect then it's time to replace it. Other risks, such as infection, would be very unlikely. Latisse can be purchased on line from any state in the US with free shipping by going to TheWebDermatologist.com or by following the link below and filling out a short medical history form.

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

Latisse does not need to be stored in the refrigerator

Latisse does not need to be stored in the refrigerator.  The product is good until the expiration date whether or not it has been opened.  However you should be careful to take care of the product once it is opened.  First of all you should leave the top on when it is not being used.  Also don't touch the brush to touch the tip of the bottle.  This helps to keep the solution sterile.

Marc Cohen, MD
Philadelphia Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

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