Latisse as a treatment for thinning hair?

Can Latisse be used as a treatment for thinning hair?  It’s definitely possible!  I’ve had a number of patients tell me that they’ve used Latisse off-label for treating areas of hair loss, including on the scalp.  While Latisse (bimatoprost) is currently FDA approved for eyelash growth, the FDA has now initiated a clinical trial to evaluate the topical drug for treating hair loss in the scalp. 

Because medically-approved options for hair loss are limited, the potential future FDA approval of bimatoprost for thinning hair could be huge for its parent company Allergan.  Propecia and Rogaine (minoxidil) are currently the only FDA approved drugs for treatment of male baldness / hair loss.  Some doctors also use FDA-approved low light lasers for hair loss.

I should give some of this stuff to my brother to put on his head…

Source: Dr. Bauman’s blog

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  1. See what happens when I go away? Your blog changes…congrats. It looks great. So it is my understanding that minoxidil and bimatoprost likely have the same MO – i.e. they extend the anaphase, giving more time for growth. I use both. I’m not sure what the benefit of bimatoprost would be over minoxidil if they have the same MO.

    Comment by Rosina deMaltby on November 10, 2010 at 11:53 pm

  2. Nice to see you back Rosina!

    Comment by Editor on November 12, 2010 at 3:05 am

  3. I have thinning hair and would love to try Latisse to see what happened, but it’s so expensive, and the amount you get it so tiny, so it’s just not practical. I know Allergan is doing trials for hair loss right now with Latisse, so I can’t wait to see how that pans out.

    Comment by Jeni on March 24, 2011 at 12:48 pm

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