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Claims for Patent: 8,926,953

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Claims for Patent: 8,926,953

Title:Method of enhancing hair growth
Abstract: Methods and compositions for stimulating the growth of hair are disclosed wherein said compositions include a cyclopentane heptanoic acid, 2-cycloalkyl or arylalkyl compound represented by the formula I ##STR00001## wherein the dashed bonds represent a single or double bond which can be in the cis or trans configuration, A, B, Z, X, R.sub.1 and R.sub.2 are as defined in the specification. Such compositions are used in treating the skin or scalp of a human or non-human animal. Bimatoprost is preferred for this treatment.
Inventor(s): Woodward; David F. (Lake Forest, CA), VanDenburgh; Amanda M. (Huntington Beach, CA)
Assignee: Allergan, Inc. (Irvine, CA)
Application Number:13/937,512
Patent Claims: 1. A method of enhancing the growth of one selected from the group consisting of eyelashes, eyebrows and scalp hair, wherein the method comprises topical application of a bimatoprost composition.

2. The method of claim 1, wherein the composition is a bimatoprost solution.

3. The method of claim 2, wherein the composition is a 0.03% w/v bimatoprost solution.

4. The method of claim 1, wherein the method is for use in enhancing the growth of eyelashes.

5. The method of claim 3, wherein the method is useful for the treatment of hypotrichosis of the eyelashes.

6. The method of claim 5, wherein the composition increases one attribute selected from the group consisting of length, thickness and darkness of eyelashes.

7. The method of claim 5, wherein the composition increases at least two attributes selected from the group consisting of length, thickness and darkness of eyelashes.

8. The method of claim 5, wherein the composition increases the length, thickness and darkness of eyelashes.

9. The method of claim 1, wherein the composition is applied directly to where eyelash, eyebrow or scalp hair growth is needed.

10. A method for use in enhancing the growth of one selected from the group consisting of eyelashes, eyebrows and scalp hair, comprising tropically applying at least once a day a composition comprising bimatoprost.

11. The method of claim 10, wherein the composition contains 0.001-50% w/v bimatoprost.

12. The method of claim 10, wherein the composition contains 0.03% w/v bimatoprost.

13. The method of claim 10, wherein the composition contains 0.1%-30% w/v bimatoprost.

14. The method of claim 10, wherein the composition is a 0.03% w/v bimatoprost solution and is useful for treating hypotrichosis of the eyelashes by increasing one attribute selected from the group consisting of length, thickness and darkness of eyelashes.

15. The method of claim 10, wherein the composition is 0.03% w/v bimatoprost solution and is used for enhancing the growth of eyelashes.

16. The method of claim 15, wherein the composition is applied once a day to the upper eyelid margin.

17. The method of claim 10, wherein the composition is applied directly to the scalp to enhance hair growth.

18. The method of claim 10, wherein the composition is applied directly to the skin beneath the eyebrows to enhance eyebrow growth.

19. The method of claim 10, wherein the composition is an emulsion.

20. The method of claim 10, wherein the composition is selected from the group consisting of a solution, an emulsion, a foam, a gel and a cream.

21. The method of claim 14, wherein the attribute is length.

22. The method of claim 14, wherein the attribute is thickness.

23. The method of claim 14, wherein the attribute is darkness.

24. The method of claim 6, wherein the attribute is length.

25. The method of claim 6, wherein the attribute is thickness.

26. The method of claim 6, wherein the attribute is darkness.
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