Long eyelashes are said to be linked with specific ideals of beauty. They have always believed to hold an aesthetic appeal, with the only means to attain this look is by using cosmetic products that may momentarily offer the look of thicker or longer lashes.
But having longer, thicker lashes is said to be more than simply cosmetic. Eyelashes supposedly form a shielding fence to avert debris from entering our eyes and people suffering from hypotrichosis of the eyelashes may profit from a medical treatment. At least this is what a study claims. Diya Mutasim, MD, UC Health dermatologist and chair of the dermatology department at the University of Cincinnati (UC) mentioned that a recently permitted medication could be a feasible alternative for cosmetic reasons, hypotrichosis patients, and for cancer patients undergoing hair loss owing to chemotherapy or radiation.
The contemporary treatment, a bimatoprost ophthalmic solution that is said to be rubbed on to the roots of the eyelashes, similar to an eyeliner. This seems to extend the developing stage of the eyelash. Promoted as Latisse by Allergan, Inc., it may be purchased only by prescription.
Mutasim explains that hair apparently goes through three cyclical phases namely anagen, catagen and telogen. After the catagen phase, the hair supposedly breaks off or falls out. One stage is said to be pursued by another and the cycle carries on. This treatment extends to the anagen phase and adds that the hair now has twice as long to keep growing.
This same solution is said to be utilized on the ocular surface to reduce eye pressure in glaucoma patients. This was mentioned by UC Health dermatologist and UC assistant professor Ann Neff, MD. When it is applied on the eye surface, a few patients have supposedly felt darkening of their eye color, but this side effect has not been accounted for with use on the eyelid.
Probable side effects comprise of skin darkening, eye irritation, dryness of the eyes and redness of the eyelids. The lash lengthening treatment is at present prescribed specially for use only on the upper eyelid, at the base of the eyelash. Apparently the treatment may not be able to develop new hair follicles. A professional dermatologist may treat numerous hair problems and therefore may propose the correct treatment for averting hair loss.