Can Bimatoprost Regrow Scalp Hair?

Hair loss is one of the most anxiety-provoking and emotionally distressing dermatologic conditions; unfortunately, poorly controlled factors make this condition even more problematic, and there are very few known approved treatments that can be found on the market. Bimatoprost is a prostaglandin analog that stimulates eyelash growth, but if applied topically, bimatoprost also stimulates scalp hair follicles in some, but data is not adequate to prove its efficacy. Very few studies have been conducted on topically stimulating scalp hair follicles.

Bimatoprost for scalp

Bimatoprost does not address the root cause and is not currently approved for scalp use. However, certain ongoing research shows promising effects in some areas; therefore, it has been concluded that Careprost bimatoprost can induce and promote scalp hair regrowth. Still, this medication is in the early stages of figuring out how well this drug can work for hair loss on the scalp as well as which type of hair loss may benefit the most from it, the best dosage for hair loss, and which route of application is the best is yet to be studied. FDA has not yet approved the use of the medicine on the scalp, but it hasn’t stopped some people from trying.

A few studies have discovered some benefits to scalp hair when using bimatoprost. However, the results vary from person to person, so the data cannot conclude its usage and effects on scalp hair loss treatment.

Many pharmaceutical companies conducted clinical trials in 2011 to see if the product could effectively grow hair on the scalp and provide an alternative hair restoration option. It provides limited results when used on the scalp. Some people have reported that the treatment has led to thicker hair on their heads. Still, clinical trials suggested that results from using bimatoprost on the scalp were less promising than anticipated, and this is one of the reasons why bimatoprost is not offered or prescribed to treat scalp hair loss. However, people had hoped that it could help follicles that are still producing hair. It is the users’ choice if they are willing to risk applying bimatoprost on their scalp without proven studies and clinical trials.

Conclusion: Bimatoprost is not a miracle treatment. No sufficient evidence shows that this formulation can increase the number of hair follicles. Bimatoprost does not cure any condition that causes hair loss. However, bimatoprost could be a good bet if you want to treat hypotrichosis conditions.

How bimatoprost works

Bimatoprost is a prostaglandin analog primarily used to treat glaucoma and eyelash hair growth. Its ability to increase lash growth was found to be a fruitful accident. It stimulates eyelash growth by increasing the hair in the growth phase and keeping it in the growth phase for longer. Careprost Bimatoprost 0.03% eye drop is an FDA-approved formulation.