What Is Latisse and How Do I Use It?

Who doesn’t want their own eyelashes to be longer, thicker and darker? Latisse is one of SkinSpirit’s most popular products because it takes your own eyelashes and makes them fuller, longer and darker, in just 16 weeks! Clients often ask us about Latisse -wondering what it is, how to use it and what kind of results they can expect. We answer all of these questions and more below.

What Is Latisse?

Latisse is the only prescription treatment for hypotrichosis, a medical condition defined as having inadequate or not enough lashes. Latisse is FDA-approved to grow eyelashes longer, thicker and darker.

How Do I Use Latisse?

Proper application of Latisse is key in order to achieve best results. Here are the five, easy steps on how to apply Latisse:

Step 1: Before applying Latisse, ensure that your face is clean, makeup and contact lenses have been removed and any other skincare products have already been applied.

Step 2: Only use the sterile applicators supplied with your Latisse kit to apply the product. To use, remove an applicator from its tray. Then, holding the sterile applicator horizontality, place one drop of the Latisse solution on the area of the applicator closest to the tip, but not on the tip. Don’t allow the tip of the bottle or the applicator to touch your fingers or any other unintended surface, to prevent contamination.

Step 3: Immediately draw the applicator carefully along the skin at the base of the upper eyelashes right where the eyelashes meet the skin. Then, move the applicator from the inner part of your lash line to the outer part. Don’t apply the solution in your eye or to the lower lid because excess hair growth outside the treatment area may occur.

Step 4: Blot any excess solution beyond the eyelid with a tissue.

Step 5: Dispose of the applicator after one use. Repeat for opposite eyelid, using a new sterile applicator to help minimize any potential for contamination from one eyelid to another.

Latisse FAQs

How long does it take to see results from using Latisse?
Great eyelashes don’t happen overnight! That’s why it’s important to note that Latisse works gradually – with full results at Week 16. As the treatment progresses by Week 4, you’ll first begin to see changes in length. Gradually, you’ll notice more thickness and darkness in your lashes by Week 8. Most will see enhanced results by Week 12. After Week 16, you’ll see the full effect of Latisse – full and dramatic results! Once you begin using Latisse, you must continue applying the topical solution once a day for best results.

What happens if I stop using Latisse?
If you stop using Latisse at any time, your eyelashes will return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months.

Can Latisse be used by contact wearers?
Absolutely! If you wear contact lenses, be sure to remove them prior to applying Latisse. Once the solution has been applied, wait 15 minutes before reinserting contact lenses.

If this is your first time using Latisse, you’ll need to receive a quick, complimentary consultation with a SkinSpirit medical professional to ensure that Latisse is right for you. Click here to schedule your complimentary consultation at one of our locations in Northern California or Washington.


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