Latisse Eyelash Lengthener

Quick Summary
Latisse Eyelash Lengthener
Active Ingredient
Growth treatment for eyelashes
Treatment Length
Approx 60 days for initial treatment results 
Darkening of the eyelid skin, increased brown iris pigmentation, etc.
Recovery Time
No downtime
Side Effects
Eye redness, itching, dry eyes, puffy eyelids, etc.
Final Appearance
3-4 months
Duration of Results
Results will last as long as you continue to use Latisse
Average Cost
Average 30 day supply of Latisse is between 4140 and $170.

What is Latisse?

Latisse is a prescription medication used to help grow fuller, longer, darker eyelashes. As an FDA-approved drug for eyelash growth, Latisse was originally developed as a glaucoma drug in 2001. Essentially a side effect of the topical glaucoma treatment, eyelash growth was later acknowledged and approved by the FDA in 2008 for that specific purpose. .

Cost of Latisse eyelash serum

The cost of Latisse can vary depending on various factors, including the size of the supply, and any promotions or discounts that may be available.

Latisse is typically sold in 3 mL or 5 mL bottles:

  • 3 mL Bottle (30 Day Supply): This smaller size bottle usually costs between $140 and $170.
  • 5 mL Bottle(4 Month Supply): The larger 5 mL bottle typically ranges from $180 to $225.

Insurance typically won’t cover Latisse unless you have a medical condition that affects your eyelashes.

Dermatologists, plastic surgeons, ophthalmologists, OB/GYNs and primary care doctors can prescribe Latisse.

How it works

Latisse Eyelash LengthenerWhile it isn’t entirely clear is how Latisse actually works to grow lashes, it is believed that the active ingredient bimatoprost increases the eyelash hair growth cycle (anagen phase). This lengthened cycle spurs additional hair growth, while also increasing the number of hairs grown during that phase.

According to clinical trials performed by Latisse, patients treated with the prescription medication experienced a 25% increase in eyelash length, a 106 percent increase in lash thickness/fullness and an 18% increase in lash darkness.

Is it right for you?

Not everyone is able to grow eyelashes; and even those that are able, may find it difficult to growth thick, full lashes.

Hypotrichosis is a condition that is defined as an inability or inadequacy to grow eyelashes. Latisse can counteract the effects of hypotrichosis, helping to spur growth.

In general, Latisse can be used by most people seeking to lengthen, darken or otherwise grow their eyelashes.

If you suffer from uveitis or conjunctivitis, you may be ineligible. Others who may not be ideal candidates are pregnant women, and people prone to skin infections or allergic reactions.

Treatment details

The active ingredient in Latisse is bimatoprost, a topical agent used to treat glaucoma.

Before Latisse is applied, the patient must first clean their face. If the patient wears contacts, they must also be removed prior to application.

Patients use a sterile applicator and dab it on the upper eyelash line daily for a period of a no less than 16 weeks. Latisse needs to only be applied to the upper lash line because it is transferred to the lower lash line naturally as you blink.

Safety information

As with all medications, there are certain risks and potential side effects associated with Latisse. Although safe for most all users, people with certain eye conditions may not be a candidate for Latisse treatment.

Applicators must never be reused, otherwise patients run the risk of an allergic reaction or eye infection.

If you are using a medication to lower intraocular pressure (IOP), you should speak with your doctor before considering Latisse. Bimatoprost – the active ingredient in Latisse – lowers IOP, and therefore could cause an issue when used in combination with any other such medication.

Many people assume that Latisse must be kept out of the eyes; however this is not generally an issue since it is an ophthalmic medication. Some patients do experience dry eye or redness if they get Latisse in their eye.

When will you see results?

In general, Latisse results start to become visible after 60 days of daily use with optimal results occurring at 3 to 4 months.

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