Bimatoprost might give best results for the eyelashes, but what about the eyebrows?
Which Prostaglandin Works Best for Eyebrow Growth: Bimatoprost or Latanoprost?
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Bimatoprost or Latanoprost for brows?
Let me explain why we have more experience with bimatoprost - sold under the name Latisse.
At present there is no FDA approved treatment for thin eyebrows. Clinicians often look to other currently FDA approved treatments for scalp hair or eyelashes in order to find treatments that can be used for the brows.
Let's look at a few:
- BIMATOPROST. It's FDA approved for thin eyelashes so it is often used "off label" for eyebrow growth. Once a drug is FDA approved for one particular use, it can be used off label for another use
- MINOXIDIL. It's FDA approved for scalp hair loss in men and women so it's often used "off label" for eyebrow growth. Once a drug is FDA approved for one particular use, it can be used "off label" for another use
Hope this helps!
Latisse for eyebrows
Please keep in mind that brow hairs grow much more slowly than eyelashes so you will have to be patient to see any response.
Latisse Can Be Used For Eyebrows
Many of my patients, including my wife, have successfully used Latisse to enhance the growth of their eyebrows. Latisse is the only FDA approved treatment for growing eyelashes so using it for the eyebrows is an "off label" indication. Latisse is a prescription-only solution that has been proven to stimulate the growth of eyelashes within just a few months. Latisse is applied daily with a disposable brush which is included with product and can be used for the eyebrows as well. After three or four months, Latisse can be used much less frequently to maintain longer, thicker lashes.