Bimatoprost is a type of medication primarily used to treat glaucoma and ocular eye hypertension, both conditions stemming from an usually high amount of pressure in the eyes. This medication has been proven to prevent ocular damage and reduce eye pain by lowering the amount of pressure in the eyes to within a normal range. Popular brands include Latisse and Lumigan.
Bimatoprost has a rejuvenating effects on the hair follicles. This was first noticed when the eye drops caused a lengthening and thickening of the eyelashes. According to one official study, “bimatoprost offers a novel, and apparently low-risk, approach for treating scalp alopecias”. Although the exact mechanism at work is not yet understood, it is clear that the topical form stimulates the hair follicles to produce healthy hairs.
How to properly use Bimatoprost Eye Drops (Lumigan)
If you have forgotten a lumigan dose, use the eye drops as soon as possible, unless it is already close to your next dose, in which case wait. Never use more lumigan than your doctor has prescribed.
How to properly use Bimatoprost Eyelash Formula (Latisse)
If you have any of the following conditions, you may be excluded from this medication and should talk to your doctor:
Bimatoprost can cause the following effects, which you should always discuss with your doctor: