Latisse as a treatment for thinning hair?

  • Posted on: Oct 19 2010
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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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