Latisse is a prescription only topical medicine that causes eyelashes to grow longer and thicker. The generic ingredient name is bimatoprost.

The exact mechanism of action for Latisse is unknown. Scientists think that Latisse causes eyelash growth by allowing the eyelash hair to grow for a longer period of time during the hair growth phase, and by causing more eyelash hairs to appear during the growth phase.

Hair actually does not constantly grow all the time, but it grows and rests in cycles. Hair has a sleeping or resting phase, a transition phase, and a growth phase. The growth phase is thought to be stimulated by use of Latisse.

It’s recommended that Latisse is used every day for 3 months to see the best results. Another interesting question is- after the 3 months are up, how often do you have to use Latisse? The answer, again, is no one really knows. Most doctors seem to recommend Latisse 3 times a week to maintain eyelash growth, length, and thickness, but your personal use and frequency may vary.

If you’d like more information on Latisse or other products, please contact Caroline, our Patient Care Coordinator, at or 415 362 1846.

Remember, Latisse is a prescription drug, so I can’t give you advice about it’s use unless you’re my patient. For more information about the product, the official web site is at


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