Drug (Latisse) Used to Treat Glaucoma Actually Grows Human Hair

eyeScienceDaily reports that an existing drug – having passed FDA regulations for sale as a cosmetic product over five years ago – may have a powerful effect in regrowing hair.

Bimatoprost is a prostaglandin analog/prodrug used topically (as eye drops) to control the progression of glaucoma and in the management of ocular hypertension. It reduces intraocular pressure (IOP) by increasing the outflow of aqueous fluid from the eyes. We have discussed prostaglandins and their major role in hair loss and regrowth many times, and feel that this study lends further validation to our findings.

In December 2008, the FDA also approved the drug for the cosmetic application of lengthening eyelashes, currently sold under the trade name Latisse. The manufacturer realized this application upon observing that one of the drug’s side effects (when used as Glaucoma medicine) was a thickening of the eyelashes.

While the study is just one step towards an actual, tangible, usable product with a scalp-delievery system, it likely highlights what we have covered numerous times on our site and in our eBook, Ultimate Hair Secrets – prostaglandins are a major component of hair loss and may be more key to successful hair regrowth than systematic DHT blockers.

To learn more about the truth behind hair loss, including prostaglandins, and the natural way to induce prostaglandin inhibition systemically and topically, along with balancing overall hormonal health for optimal hair regrowth, please learn more in our eBook, Ultimate Hair Secrets.

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About Dr. Richard Armitage

Your humble author first encountered the dreaded experience of hair loss in his early college years, following a stress-induced autoimmune response the caused a cascading series of events. Though many tools became available to him after his doctoral studies, the one that proved most useful was the mind. Through much trial and error, Richard not only completely stopped his hair loss and regrew his hair, but he now has a lower hairline in his late 30s than he did at age fifteen, and not a nanometer of male pattern baldness in sight. He shares his research and insights through a comprehensive plan in the eBook, Ultimate Hair Secrets: A Guide To Stopping Hair Loss Dead In Its Tracks and Regrowing a Full Head of Hair.

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