You may have seen the commercials for Latisse where women talk about a condition where they don’t have enough eyelashes with a NH eye doctor. You may wonder what the big deal is, but hypotricosis is a medical condition, not merely a cosmetic one. It can be present from birth or caused by diseases or nervous habits.
Hypotrichosis is a condition where a person doesn’t have enough hair on the head and body. The condition can be congenital (from birth; caused by genetics) or it can happen over time as a result of another disease, too much mascara use, tics (nervous habits) or pulling on the eyelashes or aging. However, hypotrichosis describes a condition of not having enough hair growth to begin with; unlike alopecia, where there is hair loss where there once was hair growth. (Some people who have been bald since early childhood have been misdiagnosed with having alopecia when they really had a form of congenital hypotrichosis).
Eye doctors in NH may recommend Latisse in order to augment a condition of not having enough lashes. The medication contains the same medication (called Bimataprost) as a prescription eye medication for glaucoma called Lumigan. People who took Lumigan had an increase in the darkness, thickness and length of eyelashes in both men and women alike. Originally, Latisse as a medication was approved to help cancer patients regain their lost eyelashes after radiation, but the FDA has approved it as an eyelash beautifier.
Eye doctors in NH know that for some women, not having enough lashes is embarrassing. Luckily, for those women, there’s Latisse. Originally discovered in prescription medication for glaucoma and approved for use for cancer patients, the medication is now making women all over the US excited about finally having the luscious, thick eyelashes of their dreams!