Study Underway on New Hair Loss Treatment

Hot on the heels of fuller eyelashes becoming a trend in cosmetic treatments, according to the New York Times, Latisse, a topical treatment that can help you grow fuller lashes is being tested as a treatment for patients with alopecia.

Though many individuals use Latisse to attain “disco-ready lashes without using falsies,” the new clinical trials being conducted by Allergan, the company that produces Latisse, may prove the product’s effectiveness north of the brow line.

The study, which includes both men and women and is due to be completed in February, is working to determine whether bimatoprost, the ingredient in Latisse that promotes eyelash growth, can also work as a hair loss treatment, according to clinicaltrials.gov.

As it is traditionally applied, Latisse prolongs the growth cycle of your lashes. Due to this lengthened growth cycle, your lashes can grow longer and in greater number.

We encourage you to call Grand Rapids plastic surgeon Dr. Ringler to learn more about the cosmetic treatments he offers and available specials.

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