This is an article written by Troy Bedinghaus, O.D. on how to use Latisse. Find his article here.


Latisse is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis and the growth of eyelashes. Regular application of Latisse will make your eyelashes longer, thicker and darker. Most people see results within two months of continued use. Here’s how to safely apply Latisse to enhance your own eyelashes. Of course, only use Latisse if it has been prescribed for you by your doctor (never borrow a friend’s prescription).

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: Minutes

Here’s How:

  1. Each night, begin by cleaning your face. Be sure to remove your makeup and contact lenses.
  2. Select a new applicator from the tray. Holding the new, sterile applicator horizontally, place one drop of Latisse solution onto the tip of the applicator.
  3. Immediately and carefully draw the applicator across the skin of your upper eyelid where the lashes meet the skin. Glide the applicator from the inner to the outer part of your lash line.
  4. Using a tissue or cotton round, blot any excess solution beyond the eyelid margin.
  5. Dispose of the used applicator. Repeat the process with a new applicator for your other eye.

Tips:

  1. Never use the same applicator for both eyes. This helps to minimize possible contamination between your eyelids.
  2. Do not apply Latisse solution to the lower eyelids.
  3. Use only the sterile applicators that come with Latisse.
  4. Wait 15 minutes after applying Latisse to reinsert contact lenses.
  5. If you miss a night of application, simply wait until the next evening. Don’t try to “catch up.”

What You Need

  • Latisse solution
  • Blotting tissues