Bimatoprost (Latisse) for Hair Loss

Published on May 22, 2013 by

I try my best to keep up with the latest and greatest in the world of hair restoration. As many of the ladies know Latisse by Allergan Inc., the makers of Botox, has been a runaway success for extending eyelashes and making them thicker and longer. Bimatoprost, the generic name for Latisse, is a prostaglandin analog and somehow the effect of prostaglandin is to incite hair growth. Allergan Inc. is now working to investigate the efficacy of using Latisse for male pattern baldness. I can at least say anecdotally that a colleague of mine uses it on his scalp with great success, at least according to him. I have also included a chapter on the subject in my new book, Hair Transplant 360, Volume 3. Right now, Allergan is undergoing FDA clinical trials and hopefully very soon (maybe a year or so?) this product will be out on the market and be able to help men who are losing hair. I will keep you updated in this blog and on this Web site as developments occur.

Dr Samuel Lam is a board certified hair-transplant surgeon in Dallas, TX. To schedule a consultation please call 1-888-866-3388, or visit Dr Lam’s hair transplant forum to ask him a question.

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