December 22 2009, 2:35 pm PT | Posted in: Drugs
(female) Can I use Rogaine on my eyelashes? I know it has not been tested on eyelashes, but do the ingredients seem harmful, or simply not yet approved for that purpose? Also, what about using Rogaine on my eyebrows?
Rogaine (minoxidil) is an irritant and if you use it around the eye and accidentally get it into the eye, you could be in for problems. I would think that the use of minoxidil in any form would not be a good thing to do for eyelashes. The new eyelash growth medication is Latisse (bimatoprost).
I know some patients have tried minoxidil on their eyebrows with mixed results. Just note that minoxidil isn’t recommended for anywhere other than the scalp, so be cautious if you do use it on the eyebrows.