Latisse, a well-known eyelash enhancer, may help regrow hair in places other than just the lashes, according to a recent report by ABC news. Since gaining FDA approval in 2008, Latisse dramatically helps thousands of patients grow thicker and longer lashes. Now, some physicians prescribe the drug to patients with thinning scalp hair.
Dr. Alan Bauman, a hair restoration specialist, reports increased growth in about 70 percent of his patients. He is quick to point out that the drug is not a miracle cure, and is best suited for patients who still have some hair left.
Allergan, the manufacturer of Latisse, plans to begin clinical trials to evaluate Bimatoprost, the active ingredient in Latisse, for treatment of male and female baldness.
To watch the entire ABC news story: latisse eyelash enhancer thickens thinning hair.