It’s a medicine that was first approved for stimulating growth of eyelashes. It was designed to make eyelashes thicker, darker and longer. Later, it came to be known that Bimatoprost solution could also be used to stimulate hair growth in the scalp region with repeated use. Though it’s not an approved treatment for combating hair loss and promoting hair growth, Latisse is prescribed by doctors to patients who haven’t derived any benefit from other medications that are developed to facilitate hair growth on scalp. Allergan is still conducting trials and tests for getting an approval from FDA, so that this drug can acquire wider use in market.
How it Works
Though there is no clear evidence as to how Bimatoprost impacts hair growth, but there is a belief that it serves as an impetus during the anagen phase of hair cycle and extends the duration of this phase to a certain extent. It’s also known to enlarge the size of the hair bulb. All these actions lead to having thicker and longer hair.
It’s advised to use it once a day on the area where you believe the hair are thinning. Since it’s locally applied, quantity prescribed by the physician is to be strictly followed.
Latisse is known to promote thicker and longer hair growth. It can be applied on areas of the scalp which seem to have thinner hair. Application of the medication over a period of 3-4 months can immensely benefit the patients.
Latisse has a tendency to cause hyperpigmentation of scalp skin due to long usage. This leads to dark spots appearing on your scalp. Discontinuation of the medicine leads the hair to return to their previous state within a very short time span.