Could Latisse Be The Cure For Hair Loss?
By Marci Robin, Senior Online Editor |
Have you ever wondered, If Latisse can grow eyelashes, why can't it grow other kinds of hair? Well, Allergan has, and they're planning to experiment with their hugely popular prescription lash serum on several subjects' balding heads.
Approved by the FDA in 2008 for eyelash growth, Latisse will be tested on men and women with gender-specific pattern baldness. These clinical trials will determine the effectiveness of bimatoprost on these types of alopecia.
Should the FDA determine that it's beneficial and safe as a remedy for baldness, it would most likely be sold as cream to be topically applied to the scalp.
Although the medical community is excited about the prospects of Latisse as a hair-loss treatment, experts have pointed out that it could be too expensive for most people. A 0.1-ounce bottle of Latisse sells for about $120. Much more would be needed to treat a bald spot, making the potential price almost exorbitant.