Latisse Vs. Eyelash Extensions

It’s no secret that long, full lashes are the hallmark of beauty when it comes to eyelashes. People have been using mascara, curlers, and more to achieve these looks for years. Luckily, we have even more options now that provide longer-lasting results that still give you that wow factor. Enter, eyelash extensions. But wait, there is also another option too, Latisse. Latisse is the only FDA-approved eyelash treatment that encourages growth of longer, voluminous, and even darker eyelashes than before. So which method would be best for you? Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of Latisse and lash extensions.


Eyelash Extensions

In general, a full set of eyelash extensions can cost anywhere between $150-400 (not including the 20% tip!). And that’s not just a one time cost. You need to maintain and “fill” your lashes every 2-3 weeks which typically cost $50-165 per session.


Unlike lash extensions, you can apply Latisse yourself at home. Latisse comes in two different size bottles giving you a one-month or two-month supply. The smaller size costs about $100 while the larger is about $150.

Maintenance and Upkeep

Eyelash Extensions

As mentioned before in the cost section, you need to get your eyelash extensions filled every 2-3 weeks. In order to keep your lashes full, you also will need to avoid touching your eyes and be very careful while washing your face so the extensions stay intact. If you do have a lot of missing your lashes, it’s possible your lash technician will end up charging you for a full set instead of a fill.


Latisse’s maintenance is extremely minimal. It takes about 60 seconds for the gel to dry and after that, you’re free to do whatever you need to do. You can rub your eyes and wash your face with whatever cleanser you normally use. The only maintenance involved would be reordering bottles after you’ve used yours up.


Eyelash Extensions

Eyelash extensions can look gorgeous. Another fun thing about them is that you can consult with your lash technician and customize the length and volume you want. It also only takes a couple of hours to apply and you’ll walk away with instant results.


Unlike lash extensions, it will take you a little longer to see your results. Typically it takes a few weeks to see a noticeable difference, but if you’re consistent with the application it will pay off.

If you’re looking for longer, fuller lashes and want to try out Latisse, call us today at 425-455-2131. We’d love to help you reach your luscious lash goals.

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