Yes, I had to read it twice, but researchers believe the answer to baldness may be in a glaucoma drug. Bimatoprost, a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved glaucoma medication, has been used to lengthen lashes, but now research shows it causes hair to grow on the human scalp.
This is exciting news indeed, and because it is already FDA approved, it won’t take as long to approve the use of it for fighting baldness. From New Beauty’s Marissa Hicken:
“’We hope this study will lead to the development of a new therapy for balding which should improve the quality of life for many people with hair loss,” says Valerie Randall, a researcher involved in the work from the University of Bradford, Bradford, UK. “Further research should increase our understanding of how hair follicles work and thereby allow new therapeutic approaches for many hair growth disorders.'”