I just came across Allegran starting trials with Latisse on patients with moderate MPB.. [article].
What was interesting to note was, some doctors prescribe Latisse as an off-label treatment for hairloss? What do you think of that regimen? Have you given it a try? Would it be acceptable to try that on patients who are on Finasteride and are not too bald (say NW 5)?
I am aware of Latisse (bimatoprost), which is currently FDA approved for growing eyelashes, and I’ve seen one patient who took it upon himself to try it on the scalp with no success. The dose is quite small for eyelashes and it’s quite expensive for treating the scalp, and I’m not sure what dose would even be necessary for the scalp.
I am also aware that there’s a formal trial to find out if it works for scalp hair growth, but at this time the question of how effective it is remains. I guess we’ll have some sort of idea once they release their phase 1 results next year (which is a study of 28 patients).