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    Bimatoprost (Lumigan) as a new Hair Loss Treatment?

    "Lumigan is a drug that reduces pressure in the eyes of glaucoma patients to help prevent blindness.A few years ago, it was found that one of the side effects of the active ingredient in Lumigan called bimatoprost was increased eyelash hair growth..... Randall said, “Our findings show that bimatoprost does stimulate growth in human scalp hair follicles and therefore could offer a new approach for treating hair loss disorders.”


    "So far three experiments have been carried out.

    Two of them involved human cells that were either kept in an organ culture or on the scalps of cosmetic surgery patient volunteers. The third test was performed on bald skin areas on mice. In all cases, hair growth occurred.
    According to Mailonline.com, the hair “follicles treated with bimatoprost grew a third more hair than untreated samples in just nine days.”
    Scalp hair follicles were determined to have the same type of receptors as eyelash hair follicles. Professor Randall said as long as the drug can be applied in a way to reach scalp hair follicles, then it should stimulate hair growth.
    Phase II clinical trials are currently in progress in the United States and Germany."

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    isnt that stuff going on sale this year?

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    Okay how much hair is being regrown though and how expensive will it be?

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    Are you guys seriously saying you don't know about bimatoprost?

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    They see me rolling, they hating...
    LOLOLOL

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    Even "I" know about bimatoprost.

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    Sounds promising

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    Can someone explain for the outsiders please.

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    The bimatoprost theory has been around for almost a decade, nothing ever came of it. The quotes mentioned by the OP are from a article mid 2012, and again, nothing ever came of it. Sorry, but move on from this theory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsnotslick View Post
    The bimatoprost theory has been around for almost a decade, nothing ever came of it. The quotes mentioned by the OP are from a article mid 2012, and again, nothing ever came of it. Sorry, but move on from this theory.
    What are you talking about? Allergan just finished stage II trails in September and the data is about to be released. It wasn't even approved for use on eyelashes until 2008. And Bimatoprost isn't even a theory, it's a drug.

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