Usually, the first thing you notice about someone’s face is their eyes. Therefore, it’s understandable that people with bald or sparse eyelashes might desire a fuller look. Eyelashes not only enhance the beauty of our eyes, but they also protect them from dust and damage. A recent study conducted by the University of Colorado and sponsored by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery gives new hope to those without eye hair, or who have thin eyelashes. A new drug called bimatoprost has been found to enhance the length and thickness of lashes.
The study reviewed past research on bimatoprost and its affects on both animals and humans. The researchers found a solution of .03 percent bimatoprost increased the number of hair follicles, increased the length and girth of the hair, and darkened the lashes. Eyelashes appeared fuller and thicker on both human and animal test subjects. There were a few side effects, including the darkening of the iris and red eyes, but these were seen more with eye drops than with a solution brushed onto the lash line.
Your eyes make a first impression, so you want them to be as stunning as possible. Red eyes are a turn off and lashless eyes can be a bit unsettling. While thin eyelashes can be masked temporarily with mascara or false eyelashes, if you’re looking for something more permanent, you might want to consider giving bimatoprost a try. Ask your doctor if you would be a good candidate. Perhaps those Bambi lashes that you’ve always wanted could be yours to flutter.