Bimatoprost is a prostaglandin that was first used in reducing intraocular pressure in people suffering from ocular hypertension or glaucoma. However, researchers noticed the drug also had side effects, which included invigorating eyelash growth together with darkening eyelashes in people with glaucoma. This led to the approval of the drug by the FDA for cosmetic purposes, including eyelash growth.
Bimatoprost has been reported as an effective eyebrow thinning product with the potential of stimulating scalp hair growth. Research shows the topical bimatoprost ophthalmic solution has a promising future in the treatment of vitiligo. Being a fatty acid-derived compound designed to bind within prostaglandin receptors, it can interfere with hair follicles through increasing the percentage of hair anagen.
The solution should only be used on the upper eyelid margin within the base of your eyelashes. The bottom lashes, on the other hand, will receive the drug through blinking. Proper disposal after use must also be outlined.
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