Latisse not working. Any suggestions? (photos)

I've been using latisse for 9 months faithfully and have not noticed any results... I'm super bummed about it. I'm on my 3rd 3ml bottle and nothing... I feel like I've wasted my money and am wondering if I should just give up on it now.

Doctor Answers 3


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Thank you for your question in regards to Latisse. Latisse is proven to help grow thicker, darker, longer eyelashes over the course of 16 weeks. Continued use is required because once the medication is stopped, your eyelashes will slowly go back to the way they were. Application of the product may need to be reviewed with a provider.  To be sure what is best for you, see two or more board-certified providers in your area for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have treatment. I hope this helps.

Nashville Plastic Surgeon
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Latisse - not everyone responds

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You might want to review your method of application with your physician and the exact reason for your eyebrow thinning.

A few reminders:

  1. Latisse is FDA approved for women with thin or inadequate lashes, mostly those with thin lashes since childhood. We call this hypotrichosis - Latisse is approved for women with eyelash hypotrichosis
  2. 80 % of women with eyelash hypotrichosis get improvement with Latisse. 
  3. 20 % of women with eyelash hypotrichosis do not get improvement
  4. There are 100 reasons for eyelash loss. If your reason is something else besides eyelash hypotrichosis, you have different odds than 80 %
  5. Be sure to see your dermatologist to determine the cause of your loss if you are not sure

But yes, generally of Latisse is going to work, patients have results by 16 weeks (4 months).

Jeff Donovan, MD, PhD
Vancouver Dermatologist

Latisse and Eyelash/Eyebrow Growth

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In combination with Latisse, I typically inject and apply topically PRP for a few treatments at the beginning to improve the growth rate of the lashes. Take viviscal as well. I suggest consulting with an expert.  Results may take longer on the eyebrow, do at least twice daily.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 204 reviews

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