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Eyelash drug grows new hair?


#1

i saw this article this morning on MSN per the price of beauty on a drug to increase eyelash thickness and length. what jumped out at me was “What gets lost in the breathless marketing copy on the Latisse promotional site are some of the scary possible side effects, which include stray hairs growing where Latisse is spilled,”

here is the MSN story: http://health.msn.com/blogs/daily-dose-post.aspx?post=985949&lc=1033&gt1=31036

on the webmd website they say “Latisse may also promote hair growth in other skin areas that it frequently touches, so Allergan recommends blotting it off any skin other than the upper eyelid’s lash line to prevent that side effect.”

http://www.webmd.com/skin-beauty/news/20081226/fda-oks-first-eyelash-drug-latisse:

i did a quick browse of their website but didn’t see anything about growing hair in unwanted areas: the website is http://www.latisse.com/

on the (parent company website?) http://www.allergan.com/products/medical_aesthetics/latisse.htm website it does warn about this oh so terrible side effect.

so what up boys and girls…anyone hear about this yet? and if it grows lashes where they don’t belong why couldn’t it grow hair on the dome…and why aren’t they promoting this?

Jim


#2

Yes. This is old news. There was talk that they are attempting to create a baldness drug as well. Supposedly using a higher strength. I’ve not seen any word on when (or if) it will be released.


#3

There is also a company that makes a “similar” product. It’s called Revitalash. They supposedly use a molecule similar to latisse. But I don’t know if it does the same thing or not.
http://revitalash.com/product.php?ProductID=150


#4

» Yes. This is old news. There was talk that they are attempting to create
» a baldness drug as well. Supposedly using a higher strength. I’ve not
» seen any word on when (or if) it will be released.

I also did a bunch of research on this when it came out. I wrote to the company and after a few weeks received the usual canned response—

"Thank you for your interest in ALLERGAN and our product LATISSE™
(bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03%. LATISSE™ is indicated to
treat hypotrichosis of the eyelashes by increasing their growth
including length, thickness and darkness.

We understand that you would like information on the use of LATISSE™
for the treatment of hair loss or baldness. LATISSE™ is approved for
application on the upper eyelid only. Allergan has not studied
bimatoprost to stimulate hair growth on the scalp or other areas of the
body."

Just a heads up–right now, for eyelashes, it costs about $120 for a three month supply. It’s also like Rogaine in the sense that once you stop using it, you lose the effects of it.