Today is very popular procedure for building artificial eyelashes, which allows you to make the look more expressive. It is much more tempting to get natural thick and long eyelashes, as if they came to you from nature. After all, nature awards some with such a gift! Change the state of their own cilia, giving them pomp, color and volume allow special substances – prostaglandins, which are produced
in the form of drops either in a tube with an applicator,
similar to mascara
What does the word “prostaglandin” mean?
Prostaglandins are a group of lipid-based active physiological substances that are formed in the human body by fermenting essential fatty acids. Prostaglandins are composed of a 20-component carbon chain. This substance is present in almost all tissues of the human body.
Prostaglandin F2α is actively used in obstetrics and gynecology. Preparations containing a synthetic prostaglandin F2α analogue (PGF2α) have been developed artificially for use in ophthalmology. These drugs contributed to the reduction of intraocular pressure and treatment of glaucoma.
After the use of drugs containing prostaglandin F2α analogues, one side effect was observed in the patients, namely, beautiful, thick, fluffy and dark eyelashes. These eyelashes are often confused with the overhead. Here are some prostaglandin drugs:
W hat do to become lush lashes, thick and dark? How do prostaglandins affect eyelash growth? The principle of operation of prostaglandin-based products:
Scientists have not yet figured out until the end how prostaglandins help stimulate the growth of eyelashes. More and more physicians are inclined to believe that prostaglandins, along with prostamids , stimulate the growth of eyelashes , due to a change in the growth phase of hair follicles .
Prostaglandin analogue preparations contribute to an increase in the anagen phase of eyelash growth, which stimulates their elongation.
The most widely used tools based on prostaglandins for the growth of eyelashes in the market of cosmetology.
Today, in medicine, drugs are used based on prostaglandins of two categories – drops in the eyes for the treatment of increased intraocular pressure and special conditioners for eyelashes, which include prostaglandins.
Which drug from the two categories to choose?
Most often, people choose a conditioner for eyelashes, after reading the side effects of drops for the treatment of increased intraocular pressure. All of these preparations contain prostaglandins or their analogues.
Conditioners for the growth of eyelashes include various substances that nourish and care for the skin of the eyelids, as well as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components, which are designed to have a beneficial effect, but sometimes they themselves can cause irritation in case of allergic reactions.
From this position, drops for the treatment of glaucoma seem safer.
Before using prostaglandin drugs you need to carefully study the composition of the funds. In addition to prostaglandins, the preparation may contain other irritating components.
Drops for treating elevated intraocular pressure contain pure prostaglandins in the composition, which reduces the risk of allergic reactions to preservatives and dyes. By purchasing a bottle of drops in the eye, you get a clean drug and do not overpay for various additives in the form of emulsifiers, thickeners and other harmful components. Having studied several types of conditioners for eyelashes, you will find that emulsifiers and preservatives occupy most of the composition of the drug, and the promised positive effect from the action of the drug is not proven clinically.
But, for example, the conditioner for stimulation of growth of eyelashes is more convenient in application. Thanks to a convenient eyeliner or a brush, the preparation is applied to the eyelashes perfectly precisely. You can use brushes or brushes from used mascara. If for the application of air conditioning to use a brush from leashes , or mascaras, then just one drop of the preparation is enough.
There are 4 types of prostaglandins, which are part of the drugs used in ophthalmology. They also help accelerate the growth of eyelashes.
Bimatoprost ( Bimatoprost )
B imatopros t refers to prostamide , which is a synthetic analogue of prostaglandin F2α .
B imatoprost is a synthetic drug, artificially created for the treatment of increased intraocular pressure. According to its structure B imatoprost similar to other prostaglandin analogues.
B imatoprost refers to synthetic drugs that are specifically designed for the treatment of elevated intraocular pressure. In its structure, it resembles F2α (PGF2α) prostaglandin analogs, including latanoprost , travoprost and unoprostone . This drug was introduced as a substance that belongs to the class of amides, best known as ” prostamides “.
bimatoprost has been used successfully in the USA, Europe and Canada under the brand name Allerg an , a trademark of Lumigan . There the drug is sold in the form of a glaucoma treatment or cosmetic substance to stimulate the growth of eyelashes. with the name Latisse
Latisse – This is a cosmetic product, which consists of prostaglandins, to stimulate the growth and thickness of eyelashes.
This tool is presented in the form of 0.03% drops to increase the thickness and fluffiness of eyelashes. Latisse is a patented product authorized for use in the United States. The main active ingredient of the drug is B imatoprost . Today Latisse can be bought in pharmacies in Russia.
Careprost – prostaglandin-based product for stimulating eyelash growth and increasing their volume
Careprost presented in the form of drops in the eyes, which lower the intraocular pressure. The main active ingredient of the drug is 0.03% B imatoprost .
Lumigan – prostaglandin-based product for stimulating eyelash growth and increasing their volume
Lumigan presented in the form of drops in the eyes, which lower the intraocular pressure. The main active ingredient of the drug is B imatoprost.
Ganfort – a prostaglandin-based product to stimulate the growth of eyelashes and increase their volume
Ganfort presented in the form of drops in the eyes, which lower the intraocular pressure. The main active ingredient of the drug is 0.3% B imatoprost .
Except B imatoprost The product contains 0.5% timolol , which can cause redness and eye irritation, but does not stimulate the growth of eyelashes.
Travoprost is a synthetically developed analogue of prostaglandin Pg F 2 alpha ( F 2 α / PGF 2 α ).
Often in the market of cosmetology there are drops of DuoTrav , having in the composition of Travoprost and timolol . However, these drops do not stimulate the growth of eyelashes, but have a large number of side effects and contraindications.
Travatan – prostaglandin-based product for stimulating eyelash growth and increasing their volume
Travatan presented in the form of eye drops. 0.004% for the treatment of glaucoma, developed by Alcon .
Travatan Z – prostaglandin-based product for stimulating eyelash growth and increasing their volume
Preparations for the growth of eyelashes with latanoprost
If the patient is worried about the occurrence of allergic reactions to the drug , then you can try products based on latanoprost , which are considered to be milder and do not cause irritation. According to statistics, the most frequent side effects are observed when using bimatoprost andtravoprost to stimulate the growth of eyelashes.
Latanoprost ( Latanoprost )
Latanoprost refers to synthetically developed prostaglandin F2α analogues. This drug is best known under the name Xalatan , which is produced by Pfizer . Every year the company sells Xalatan worth $ 1.6 billion dollars.
In March 2011, the patent for the production of Latanoprost has ended, but one generic version of the drug is widely available in the United States. This version is called LATANOPROST solution and is produced by Mylan. Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Xalatan – prostaglandin-based product for stimulating eyelash growth and increasing their volume
Xalatan represented as 0.005% eye drops for the treatment of glaucoma.
LATANOPROST solution from Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. – prostaglandin-based product for stimulating eyelash growth and increasing their volume
LATANOPROST solution represented as 0.005% eye drops for the treatment of glaucoma.
Due to the expiration of the patent in March 2011, the company developed a new version of the drug latanoprost .
LATANOPROST solution – prostaglandin-based product for stimulating eyelash growth and increasing their volume
Methods of use for stimulating the growth of eyelashes
It is recommended to apply the drug at bedtime, directly on the skin of the upper eyelid, at the roots of the eyelashes. It is important to remember that an independent increase in the doses of application of prostaglandin preparations will not lead to the acceleration of the growth of eyelashes. For convenient application of the drug is recommended to use brushes from eyeliner, which will allow economical use of the tool.
Avoid contact with the mucous membrane of the eyes, as this will cause irritation. You should not fall on the lower eyelid, apply the tool only at the base of the eyelashes of the upper eyelid.
Side effects from prostaglandin drugs.
Before using the drug, you should consult with an ophthalmologist, as all means to stimulate the growth of eyelashes, based on prostaglandins, are a drug for the treatment of glaucoma.
Most often, patients complain of itching and redness of the eyes after using a prostaglandin-based drug. In this case, you must abandon the use of funds until the side effect disappears.
In addition to irritation, patients may experience pigmentation of the skin of the upper eyelid or darkening of the iris. The latter may be caused by contact with the eyes.