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If you want thicker, longer eyelashes, there is only one standard dosage of Latisse. Each night, apply one drop on the skin of the upper lash line of each eye. Applying the medication more often or in a larger amount will not improve results and can increase your risk of side effects. Make sure to take out your contact lenses before applying Latisse.

An Introduction to Dosing for Latisse

There is only one standard dosage for Latisse® (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution). As is always the case, do not adjust this amount unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.

Standard Latisse Dosage for Inadequate Eyelashes

The standard Latisse dose is one drop (applied with the special applicator) to the skin of the upper lash line of each eye once a day at night (one drop per eye). Using this product more often or applying a larger dose will not improve your results and it could increase your risk of Latisse side effects.
Keep in mind that you will probably see results gradually, and most people do not notice a significant improvement for about two months after starting Latisse. In addition, the eyelashes will gradually return to their previous state after you stop using this medication.
You must remove your contact lenses before using Latisse. You can reinsert them 15 minutes after applying the dose.

General Information on Using Latisse

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Latisse include the following:
  • This medication comes in a liquid form (in a small bottle) that comes packaged with 60 sterile, disposable applicators. It is applied once daily at night.
  • Start with a clean face (after removing any makeup), and make sure to take out your contact lenses.
  • Use a new applicator every time, for each eye. Never reuse an applicator.
  • Apply one drop to the applicator, then carefully apply the solution to the skin of the upper lash line. Latisse works at the skin surface at the lash line, not directly on the lashes.
  • Do not apply a dose of Latisse to the lower lid, and make sure to blot any excess medication to avoid exposure to the surrounding skin. This helps minimize hair growth in unwanted places.
  • It is not dangerous if this medication gets into the eye. There is no need to rinse it out.
  • For this product to work properly, it must be used as directed.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your Latisse dosage, please talk with your healthcare provider, nurse, or pharmacist.
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