Latisse Lash Growth F.A.Q.
Do not use if:
- You are under 18
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding
- You have a history of glaucoma or other eye illness (check with a doctor first)
You apply Latisse by dabbing it on the upper lash line each night with sterile applicators. The medication spreads to your lower lash line automatically as you blink. You should never apply it in your eyes. Before you apply Latisse, your face must be clean, and your makeup and contact lenses removed. Always discard each applicator after one use of Latisse. Re-using applicators, even just once the next evening, can cause serious problems, such as an eye infection or allergic reaction. You should also apply it carefully, since Latisse may promote hair growth on other skin areas.
Latisse should not be applied directly on lower lashes. This will help you avoid excess hair growth in unwanted areas. When you apply the treatment to your upper lashes, it spreads to your lower lash line as you blink.
If you stop using Latisse, your eyelashes will gradually return to their former state. Over several weeks or months, they will slowly begin to lose the extra thickness, length, and color provided by the medication.
1. Remove a sterile applicator from its tray.
2. While holding the applicator horizontally, place one drop of LATISSE® on the area of the applicator closest to the tip, but not on the tip itself.
3. Immediately brush the applicator carefully along the skin at the base of the upper eyelashes (where the eyelashes meet your skin), going from the inner part of your lash line to the outer part. Do not apply LATISSE® to the lower lid.
4.Use a tissue to blot any excess solution that goes beyond the eyelid. Throw away the applicator. Each applicator should be used once. Repeat the steps for the opposite eyelid with a new, sterile applicator.
These instructions are also found in your Latisse kit.
Because the average growth cycle of eyelashes is two months, you may begin seeing results for thicker and longer lashes at around 2 months of daily use.
Eye redness/discomfort/itching/dryness are the most common symptoms. These are typically relieved after the first few weeks of use.
Hair growth on the skin outside of the intended area is also possible if the applicators are not used very carefully. Be sure to wipe away any excess product after applying.
A less common side effect is the darkening of the eyelid. Many lash growth serums are known to cause darkening of the skin around the eyes. The eyelids may take on a slightly more tanned appearance after using lash growth serums for a few weeks. Latisse is not an exception to this side effect. According to research, only 2.9% of clients will experience darkened eyelids after using Latisse.
If you have any other questions about whether or not you might be a good candidate for Latisse, we encourage you to give us a call or visit us for an in person consultation.