Is bimatoprost the same as Latisse?
Bimatoprost is a prostaglandin analogue that was originally developed to treat ocular hypertension which is high pressure within the eye.
Prostaglandins are used throughout the body as chemical messengers. They regulate various different cycles and events, and they are thought to be involved with the regulation of the hair cycle.
It was found that bimatoprost, when used as an eyedrop, was causing patients to grow long, thick eyelashes.
Trials have been carried out to prove that the use of bimatoprost is safe and effective at growing eyelashes when applied to the skin at the base of the lashes.
Is bimatoprost available in the UK for lash growth?
Mylash is a service that offers a consultation for individuals that have short eyelashes. If deemed suitable then a prescription, applicators and the treatment is delivered to your door.
How does it work?
The product is in liquid form and is applied to the base of your eyelashes like a liquid eyeliner. It is absorbed into the hair bulb which is situated below the skin and it stimulates the hair cycle. This results in an increased growth rate of the hair and the hair produced is longer, thicker and darker.
What results can I achieve?
Studies demonstrated the average results achieved:
- A doubling in each lashes individual thickness.
- A minimum of 20% increase in each lashes length.
- Lashes that appeared darker due to the increased thickness.
How soon will I see results?
The solution acts at the root of the hair and the results do not occur overnight. Most individuals notice a difference after 4 weeks but the best results take 16 weeks.