For those women who want to longer and thicker eyelashes, Careprost is one of the best choices for the treatment of Hypotrichosis. Careprost is a very effective ophthalmic solution that provides length and fullness to the eyelashes.  Everybody wants to have long and beautiful eyelashes.

There is a very interesting account associated with the use of Careprost. Careprost contains Bimatoprost Ophthalmic, a prostaglandin compound that was originally used for the control and treatment of Glaucoma.  Bimatoprost works perfectly to reduce the intraocular pressure on the eye and increasing the amount of fluid present in the eye. Bimatoprost is known to cure the glaucoma of eyes and other kind of problems that  give rise of intraocular pressure.

The interesting fact lies in the detail that follows:

The patients who used this product to treat their glaucoma saw that there has been an increase in the width, density and length of eyelashes. The drug was then tested for its use as a cosmetic product to lengthen and darken the eyelashes, but in the 2009 USFDA approved this medicine as the best ophthalmic product for the lengthening and darkening of eyelashes. The dermatology and Ophthalmic drug advisory committee of the FDA voted Bimatoprost to be approved as a cosmetic product to treat Hypotrichosis.

Formulation suitable for eyelash enhancing purpose:

Bimatoprost ophthalmic 0.03% was used to prepare eyelash enhancing serums such as Careprost. Careprost is preserved by using Benzylkonium chloride.

Effect of the product:

For cosmetic use, the product is advised to be applied to the eyelashes once daily. The best results are seen when the product is applied before bedtime, so that it can get the time of the whole undisturbed night to work perfectly on the hair follicles. The prostaglandin present is known to increase the  length of, the anagen phase of the hair follicles. It is known to increase the diameter of the eyelashes and make them thicker. Prostaglandin also promotes the production of melanin pigments hence giving the eyelashes, their natural dark color.


Thus the drug became successful in cosmetic market also, owing to its natural eyelash enhancing properties.

Some side effects:

As it is known that no good thing comes easy, there are a few side effects that are associated with the use of bimatoprost as an eyelash enhamcing product. Here are a few side effects that can arise with the use of Careprost:

  1. May cause vision disturbance
  2. Can cause redness in the eyes
  3. Can cause discomfort in the eyes
  4. May lead to eyelash thickening
  5. May cause the darkening of the eyelids or area around eyes
  6. May initiate burning sensation in the eyes
  7. May cause the infection if the disposable brushes are used over and over again
  8. It may cause the permanent change or eye colour

In case of any of the above given side effects, it is best to visit the doctor and consult him.