How to Apply:
Step 1: Before applying make sure face is clean and make up and contact lenses are removed. The problem with leaving a soft contact lens in the eye while applying Latisse chronically is that some of the medication may become impregnated into the lens. Soft contacts tend to absorb and adsorb material from the tear film. So it is recommended to wait 15 minutes before replacing the lens back into eye.
Step 2: Place 1 drop of Latisse directly onto a very tiny eyeliner brush or into the cap of the bottle. If you use the cap method, dip the brush into the cap. If you are using the Latisse applicator brushes provided it is helpful to trim the brush a little shorter. This way you will use less product so Latisse will last you longer, and what you do use will be applied more carefully and efficiently.
Step 3: Apply to the top of your lashes like you would eyeliner – it should feel just slightly wet. If there is any dripping, you are putting too much on the brush. If the brush feels dry, re-dip it into the cap. Normally 1 drop is enough to cover both eyes. I also suggest you use any leftover product on your eyebrows, if they could use some thickening. Make sure you only put Latisse on the upper lash, and wipe off any excess product. Alternate the starting point when applying because you have to keep in mind that where you first apply the Latisse solution that area will be getting the most amount of product.
Unless you have an eye infection or irritation, you can also use 1 brush for both eyes. Just be sure to clean the brush well between uses and let it dry for sanitation purposes. Replace the brush immediately if you have a problem with your eyes or the eyelid skin and call your doctor. Also, it’s a good idea to replace the brush about every 3-6 months.
Step 4: Blot any excess beyond the eyelid with a tissue.
Step 5: Dispose of the applicator after one use. Repeat for the opposite eyelid, using a new, sterile applicator to help minimize any potential for contamination from one eyelid to another.
If you have questions concerning Latisse call our office and schedule an appointment with Dr. Myers. At your visit, Dr. Myers will work with you to develop a treatment plan for your condition.