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Latisse Frequently Asked Questions



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  • What is Latisse?

Latisse is a prescription eyelash treatment to help stimulate the growth of lashes.  Latisse makes the eyelashes grown longer, thicker and darker.




  • Who makes Latisse?

Allergan - located in Irvine, California




  • How is Latisse supplied?

Latisse is supplied to the patient in a 3 mL bottle of 0.03% bimatoprost.  It comes with 60 disposable applicators.


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  • How long does Latisse last?

Approximately one month.




  • How does Latisse work?

Latisse consists of the active ingredient - 0.03% bimatoprost.  Latisse works primarily by increasing the growth cycle of the eyelashes - called the anagen (or growth) phase.


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  • How is Latisse applied?

Latisse is a once a day treatment that you apply each night to the base of the upper eyelashes.  Latisse is painted on like eyeliner and should be allowed to dry effectively. 




  • How soon will Latisse show results?

Depending on your individual growth cycle of eyelashes, Latisse works within four to sixteen weeks approximately.  The growth cycle is gradual.

Read about the growth cycle of eyelashes




  • Is it okay to apply mascara?

Once the Latisse has dried - it is okay to apply mascara.




  • Are there other products out on the market like Latisse?

Latisse is unique that it is the first FDA approved solution of its kind.




  • Does Latisse work better than RevitaLash?

Revitalash is an eyelash conditioner that claims to improve the appearance of your lashes. 

Latisse is the same product as Lumigan.  Lumigan is 0.03% bimatoprost ophthalmic solution that is indicated for glaucoma patients, who used the product and found that their eyelashes had significant growth.




  • What should I do if I forget to apply Latisse?

If you miss an application for a day or even a few nights - you should not try to catch up.  Just continue to apply the Latisse treatment the next evening and try to stay on schedule. 




  • What happens to the eyelashes if I stop using Latisse?

Latisse makes you lashes longer, thicker, and darker. It prolongs the growth phase, but cannot prolong it forever. At some point the lash will fall out. You need to continue the medication to continue getting the results. If you stop using Latisse, your eyelashes will return to the normal appearance before you started treatment.  This can take several weeks to months.




  • What are the side effects with using Latisse?

The following side effects have been reported with using Latisse:

  • itching sensation in the eyes

  • redness in the eyes

  • skin darkening where the Latisse is applied

  • eye irritation

  • dryness of the eyes

  • redness of the eyelids

  • possible darkening of hazel or light colored eyes

Latisse Side Effects




  • What happens if Latisse gets in my eye?

Rinse your eye immediately.  Latisse is the exact same medication as Lumigan, which is a glaucoma medication, and in the same strength and formulation.  If you get a good amount of Latisse in your eye and you have light or hazel colored eyes it could permanently darken your eyes. It can also darken the skin around the eyes.




  • Where can I get Latisse?

You need a prescription to purchase Latisse. You need to see a doctor, and he/she will give you a prescription.  Many doctors now sell Latisse in their office, making it convenient for the patient to pick it up there.




  • How much does Latisse cost?

The Latisse bottle is small - 3 mL and lasts one month. The bottle is sold between $100 to $120.















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