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Is hypotrichosis halting your eyelash growth? A convenient online health assessment and clinically proven prescription eyelash treatment can get them growing again.

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How Dr. B treats eyelash growth

1
Health assessment

Tell us about your condition with a $15 online consultation—no video call necessary.

2
Provider review

A medical provider will review your information and prescribe treatment, if appropriate.

3
Get your medication

Pick up and pay for the medication at the pharmacy of your choice. Or, get it delivered.

How much will it cost?

Dr. B offers online consultations for $15—which is less than most copays. If an eyelash growth prescription is appropriate, your out-of-pocket medication cost will depend on your insurance and where you decide to get your prescription filled.

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Hypotrichosis treatments at Dr. B

Dr. B offers two treatments for hypotrichosis. We’ve highlighted these popular and affordable options below.

Bimatoprost

Bimatoprost is a prescription eyelash serum treatment that encourages eyelash growth. When used daily, it can lead to noticeably fuller, thicker lashes in as little as 2 months.

Prescription length:

30 days, 2 refills

Application:

Apply evenly at the base of the upper lash line at bedtime

Medication prices start at
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$50.05

at Rite Aid, with a drug discount card.

Latisse

Latisse is the brand-name version of Bimatoprost. An eyelash growth serum, it works by making eyelashes grow in longer, thicker and darker than before. It also increases the total number of eyelashes.

Prescription length:

30 days, 2 refills

Application:

Apply evenly at the base of the eyelashes of the upper eyelid at bedtime

Medication prices start at
Rite Aid logo
$50.05

at Rite Aid, with a drug discount card.

Bimatoprost

Bimatoprost is a prescription eyelash serum treatment that encourages eyelash growth. When used daily, it can lead to noticeably fuller, thicker lashes in as little as 2 months.

Latisse

Latisse is the brand-name version of Bimatoprost. An eyelash growth serum, it works by making eyelashes grow in longer, thicker and darker than before. It also increases the total number of eyelashes.

Prescription length:

30 days, 2 refills

Prescription length:

30 days, 2 refills

Application:

Apply evenly at the base of the upper lash line at bedtime

Application:

Apply evenly at the base of the eyelashes of the upper eyelid at bedtime

Medication prices start at
Rite Aid logo
$50.05

at Rite Aid, with a drug discount card.

Medication prices start at
Rite Aid logo
$50.05

at Rite Aid, with a drug discount card.

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Hypotrichosis Questions

About Hypotrichosis

What is hypotrichosis?

Hypotrichosis is the medical term for when there’s not enough hair on the head or other areas of the body where hair usually grows. It also applies when eyelashes are too short, too thin or when they do not grow at all. There are treatments for eyelash growth but not other forms of hypotrichosis.

What causes hypotrichosis?

A lack of eyelashes may be genetic. Some people may notice their lashes thin as they age or because of hormonal changes like menopause, chronic stress or irritation. It can also be related to chemotherapy or behavioral habits, like picking at your eyelashes.

Why is eyelash growth important?

Eyelashes play an important role in eye health. They help protect eyes from dust, debris and other things that cause eye pain. They are also sensitive to movement—like the whiskers of a cat. So if an insect or dirt comes too close to the eye, they can trigger a protective blink reflex. This can help protect the eye from injury or irritation.

How long does eyelash hypotrichosis last?

Inadequate hair growth is usually a lifelong—or chronic—condition. Lack of eyelash growth is sometimes related to an underlying disease or behavioral habit, like picking at your eyelashes. Treating the underlying cause can help improve the eyelash condition.

Eyelash growth lash serums work for as long as you use the medication. If you stop taking the medication (such as Bimatoprost or Latisse), your eyelashes will likely return to their previous state.

Do I have hypotrichosis or…?

Hypotrichosis is usually pretty simple to diagnose because the symptoms are easily visible. But the underlying cause may be more complicated to figure out. Your medical provider can help you determine if hypotrichosis is causing symptoms or if they’re the result of another condition, like a certain medication or hormonal condition. Once they make a diagnosis, they can prescribe the right eyelash growth treatment.

What are the prescription treatments available for hypotrichosis?

There are two options for hypotrichosis: Bimatoprost and Latisse. Both are applied using a one-time applicator directly on the upper eyelid, similar to how you might apply eyeliner. Currently, there are no prescription eyelash growth pills available.

How are treatments applied for hypotrichosis?

Treatment for hypotrichosis should only be applied to the upper eyelash area. If applied to other areas, it may cause unwanted hair growth or skin discoloration. These medications should not be applied to the lower lid—the medication will naturally spread there as you blink.

How long does it take to see effects?

It can take several weeks to notice eyelash growth and up to 16 weeks to see full effects.

How do medications for hypotrichosis work?

It is thought that eyelash growth medicines like Latisse and Bimatoprost cause hair follicles to move from their resting phase into an active growth phase. They may also increase the number of eyelash hairs.

Are improvements in eyelash growth permanent?

Eyelash growth only lasts as long as you use these medications. If you stop treatment, eyelashes will likely return to their previous appearance.

What else is this medication used for?

The medications used to promote eyelash growth are the same medications prescribed to reduce eye pressure in patients with glaucoma. For this reason, it’s important to tell your medical provider if you use any other eye drops or if you have other eye conditions. Do not take these medications without a prescription or without consulting your medical provider.

What are common side effects of medications for hypotrichosis?

Some people report eye itching, redness or discomfort when using these lash growth serums. Bimatoprost and Latisse can also cause skin darkening in the area where they are applied. This is usually reversible, meaning the side effects disappear when you stop treatment.

For those who take this medication in eyedrop form for glaucoma, months or years of use may cause darkening of the iris (the colored part of your eye). This risk is very low if used correctly and only applied to the affected eye as directed.

How can I get a prescription for Latisse or Bimatoprost online?

Eyelash growth prescription treatments are available through Dr. B’s online medical services.

If you’re wondering whether a prescription eyelash treatment is right for you, fill out our online health assessment sharing your symptoms and medical history. A doctor or licensed medical provider will review your assessment. If they determine that a prescription is appropriate, they'll send the prescription to your pharmacy of choice. Dr. B offers both brand and generic prescription eyelash growth treatments.

How much does eyelash growth treatment cost?

Consultation: A virtual medical consultation for hypotrichosis costs $15, which is lower than most doctor copays. Currently, we don’t submit medical consultation claims to insurance companies. But you can use insurance for any resulting prescription at your pharmacy.

Medication: Dr. B only charges for the medical consultation. When medications are prescribed, we let you choose the most affordable or convenient pharmacy to fill the prescription. Your medication prices will vary depending on your insurance coverage and whether the drug is a brand or generic.

Do you accept insurance?

Right now, we don’t submit medical consultation claims to health insurance companies. But you can use insurance for any resulting prescriptions at your pharmacy.

How do refills work?

We’ll send you a reminder for an online assessment when it’s time for your next refill.

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