OK to Apply Latisse in the Morning?

is it safe to apply in the morning instead of at night? Wait 30 min. then apply makeup?

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Applying Latisse in the Morning

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It is advised that you apply Latisse at night, after cleansing and before you go to bed, so that it can be properly absorbed to improve effectiveness. If you can guarantee that you'll apply Latisse in the morning after you've cleansed your face, and allowed the product to dry before applying anything else, then it may be okay. However, please note that all clinical research on Latisse was conducted on nightime application.

Latisse in the morning

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The benefits and risks of Latisse use were studied during the FDA clinical trials with night time use.  It is likely that the it will still work; however, at what level, efficiency and safety are unknown. For example, would make up interfere with absorption even if applied later? Would putting makeup on later spread the medicine around and lead to more side effects such as hair growth outside the intended area or pigmentary changes.  As individuals touch their eyes more during the day, could this interfere?  Other possible scenarios also exist so it is recommended that you apply at bedtime as per the manufacturer. 

Sandy Feldman, MD
San Diego Ophthalmologist

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