Lattise for Eyebrows: Does it help?

Eyebrow Loss: Latisse can help many

Latisse (generic name: bimatoprost) is FDA approved for eyelash growth. Anytime a physician prescribes a medication outside of it's intended use, it's called an 'off label' use.

Latisse for the eyebrows is an "off label" use of the drug. 

That said, Latisse can certainly work well to stimulate eyebrow growth in some patients. It has helped hundreds of my own patients improve their eyebrow density. Even in small amounts (i.e. whatever small amount is left over after applying to the eyelid) can help. It appears that Latisse works better for hereditary or age related thinning than for traumatic related loss (such as from over plucking, tweezing or trichotillomania).


Other options for Brow Loss: Minoxidil and Hair Transplants

Other options for eyebrow loss include minoxidil (Rogaine) and hair restoration. Not everyone is a candidate for these treatments.

More studies of Latisse needed

Formal studies are needed but for now Latisse is a good option for eyebrow thinning. There is no formally approved treatment on the planet for eyebrows  - but there needs to be ..... as eyebrow thinning is a common and distressing problem. 

Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Whistler office at 604.283.1887

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