Prescription Drug To Make Eye Lashes Grow
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Long, thick eyelashes often symbolize beauty, and now a new drug is available to help achieve such look. The prescription drug bimatoprost (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution 0.03%) is now being used as an eyelash enhancer. It was originally used in opthalmology for glaucoma patients, until experts saw a side effect, which was the growth of the lashes. Because of this, it has now been approved in the USA for
Results Reported After About 2 Months Of Daily Usage
cosmetic use under the name of Latisse. Latisse is simply just Bimatoprost but with a mascara brush applicator. The drug should only be applied once a day application on the upper lashes, and has received high ratings with up to 80% satisfied clients within two months.
In one trial, participants in the trial saw an average of 25% longer and 106% thicker lashes within sixteen weeks of use. Unfortunately, once the treatment is stopped, the effects begin to subside, with eyelashes gradually returning to normal as new ones grew in.
Bimatoprost is the active ingredient in the formula of LATISSE™ and is a structural prostaglandin analog, a lipid compound derived from fatty acids designed to bind to prostaglandin (PG) receptors. PG receptors are present in hair, particularly in the dermal papilla and outer root sheath. Although the precise mechanism of action is unknown, PG receptors are thought to be involved in the development and regrowth of the hair follicle by increasing the percent of hairs in and maybe the duration of the growth phase.
Long term-effects unknown for cosmetic use.
Common adverse events observed in the clinical trial included eye redness (3.6%), itchy eyes (3.6%) and skin hyperpigmentation (2.9%).
Another major drawback about Latisse is once you begin your Latisse treatment, you must keep using Latisse or you will lose the eyelashes that you have grown to love. The drug latisse will not look like your wearing fake eyelash extensions. Yes Latisse will thicken your eyelashes and may add up to 5mm of eye lash length – and it will be your own eyelashes. This allows users to avoid the need to use other eyelash products such as eyelash curlers, false eyelashes, and other eyelash enhancements which require time and effort to maintain.
While Revitalash has never received an FDA approval for any indication, Latisse can be marketed legally only for eyelash enhancement. So, you probably won’t be seeing advertisements for Latisse replacing those for Rogaine or Propecia. However, because Latisse has been better studied it will be more expensive than its rivals though it contains the same active ingredient
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