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When and How to Use It

Some general 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. The medication works at the skin surface at the lash line (not directly on the lashes).
  • Do not apply Latisse to the lower lid, and make sure to blot any excess medication to avoid exposure to the surrounding skin. This helps to 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 Latisse to work properly, it must be used as directed.

Dosing Information

There is only one standard dosage for this medication. Applying more than recommended or applying it more often will not improve results.
(Click Latisse Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects of Latisse

Just like any medicine, Latisse can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well. If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Possible side effects of Latisse include but are not limited to:
  • Eye itching
  • Eye redness
  • Skin darkening near the eyes.
(Click Latisse Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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