Could Eyelash Drug Latisse Be a Cure for Baldness?

Researchers plan clinical trial to test effectiveness

It might sound like an Saturday Night Live skit -- eyelash drug cures baldness. But, thankfully for many folks with thinning hair, this isn't a spoof.

According to The New York Daily News, Allergan, the pharmaceutical company that manufactures Latisse, is currently recruiting subjects (men and women with alopecia) for a clinical trial, which will test the drug's effectiveness on reversing baldness.

If the research proves successful, the treatment would probably come as a cream, and would be costly. A bottle of Latisse runs around $120. So major hair loss sufferers should start saving up now. Plus, doctors say it would most likely work best on those who haven't gone completely bald yet.

Originally used to treat glaucoma patients, the medication was found to produce an interesting side effect -- luscious lashes. Now celebs Brooke Shields and Claire Danes shill for the "beauty" product. Hmm, could Homer Simpson be in line for an endorsement deal?

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