Glaucoma Drops Repurposed to Reduce Under Eye Bags7:00 AM
You've probably heard of Latisse, the eyelash growing serum that was discovered when glaucoma patients taking prostaglandin analogue eye drops had the desirable side effect of longer, thicker eyelashes. But there's new research showing that not only can prostaglandins make your eyelashes fuller, they can also penetrate the skin and reduce under eye puffiness too. XAF5 is a topical ocular ointment made by Topokine Theraeutics derived from prostaglandins that specifically targets under eye bags. XAF5 breaks down subcuntaneous (under the skin) eyelid fat that causes those pesky puffy under eye bags, or steatoblepharon in the dermatological world. The ointment works by penetrating through the skin and binding to fat cells, shrinking them in size and also preventing new fat cell formation.
|Under eye bags are prolapsed pockets of the orbital fat that |
surrounds your eye in the socket. via
|Right and left photos above show the same patient who had been using prostaglandin glaucoma eye drops for 7 years on the right eye only. Note the picture on the left shows longer eyelashes and reduced orbital fat with a more sunken globe appearance as compared to the picture on the right which is of his untreated eye. via|