Eyebrows, eyelashes, & now hair is falling out from using an IPL laser from China. Will Latisse be too strong? Any other option?
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Latisse after IPL laser hair loss
The actual mechanism of how latisse works is unknown, but lash growth was discovered as a side effect for its original use in glaucoma. You frequently hear about permanent change of eye color in ads, and if it occurs is permanent, but this is an unlikely response to eyelash use alone and uncommonly found even when using it as a glaucoma medicine directly on the eye.
In your case, if the IPL laser damaged the lash and eyebrow roots, the hair loss could be permanent. However, if the lash roots remain functional latisse could help. Since the exposed areas remain sensitive and painful, it would not make sense to introduce latisse at this time. However, after adequate healing time the skin will be less sensitive and any damage to the hair roots more apparent. A trial of latisse may or may not be helpful at that time but could be worth a try.
Scheduling an appointment with a specialist in hair restoration would be beneficial to ensure you receive the best results.
Best of Luck.
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