Bimatoprost Is Cosmetic or Medical

Some people will ask,Bimatoprost is cosmetic or medical? Some people think that is health care, some people think it’s cosmetics, today we are going to discuss this problem.

In fact, it is cosmetic, it is also a medical, it has a different effect.

Cosmetic:In patients using ophthalmic prostaglandins such as travoprost and latanoprost, it has been noted that there had been an increase in diameter, density and length of eyelashes. A study published in May 2010 found that bimatoprost in a gel suspension, when applied at the base of the upper eyelid eyelashes, significantly increased eyelash length.citation needed] Allergan initiated clinical trials investigating the usage of bimatoprost as a cosmetic drug. In 2008, the FDA Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee voted to approve bimatoprost for the cosmetic use of darkening and lengthening eyelashes.

Medical:Bimatoprost is used for the treatment of open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension in adult patients, either alone or in combination with a beta blocker (typically timolol).Studies have shown bimatoprost eyelash to be more effective than timolol in reduction of intraocular pressure (IOP) and as least as effective as the prostaglandin analogs latanoprost and travoprost in reducing IOP.

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