Get Dark, Sexy, Lush Eyelashes With Latisse & Do It Yourself

If you've always wanted lush, dark eyelashes and fit the ideal candidate profile, Latisse may be the solution for you. Latisse is an FDA-approved drug that promotes eyelash growth and increases thickness of lashes. It is sold by prescription and you can apply the solution yourself, so trips to a doctor's office are not necessary after the prescription is written and filled.

It hasn't yet been determined how exactly Latisse works, and the active ingredient is the same as in Lumigan and was first used for the treatment of glaucoma. The drug company Allergan produces Latisse as well as Botox. Latisse is believed to work by extending the time that eyelashes grow as well as making them thicker by increasing the number of lashes.

How It's Used

Latisse is applied once a day onto the edge of your upper eyelid where the lashes grow. The solution isn't applied to the lower eyelashes because blinking will do that for you. A sterile applicator is used and you should not use an applicator more than once. You will be given 60 applicators along with the Latisse solution in each prescription. Optimum results are seen in three to four months. After that, you can apply Latisse every other day to keep your lashes long and full. After about two months you should see an improvement and in four months the optimum results should be apparent.

Expected Results

The results from using Latisse are temporary. Once you stop using the product, in a few weeks your eyelashes will return to the way they were before you started the treatment.

According to the manufacturer, most patients who used Latisse had a 106% increase in eyelash fullness, 25% increase in length and 18% increase in darkness.

Side Effects

The potential side effects of using Latisse include a change in eye color, namely turning your eyes brown. This may be permanent. It may also cause the skin around your eyes to become darker. And if you get the product on any other areas of skin it could cause hair growth there. So unless you are trying for a mustache, be sure to apply the product carefully and wipe away any drips. Latisse can also cause red or itchy eyes.

Latisse Isn't For Everyone

If you are pregnant, have a heart condition, have a skin infection, certain allergies or are on antibiotics for any reason, you should not use Latisse. Discuss your medical history with your cosmetic doctor to determine if this product is safe for you to use.


Latisse typically costs about $120 per month to use, and remember that is an ongoing expense. The cost will decrease over time because you should be able to cut the treatments to every other day to maintain the look, but if you stop completely the results will gradually fade.

Because it is cosmetic, not medically necessary, Latisse won't be covered by your insurance. But if you have always wanted full, dark eyelashes, check with your doctor about this treatment and see if it's right for you.