Isabella's Case

Isabella's Case

Isabella, a 35 year old female volleyball player, suffers from alopecia areata; an autoimmune disease that targets the hair follicle which causes hair loss. As a result she recently started loosing her eyelashes and eyebrows. The eyelashes and eyebrows have a protective as well as an aesthetic function. Additionally, they also establish personal identity. During her competitive volleyball matches the sweat drips into her eyes which has a stinging effect. Moreover, Isabella suffers from social embarrassment due to the hair loss and consults her physician.

The Challenge
Her physician likes to prescribe Isabella latanoprost to regrow the eyelashes and eyebrows and to help regain her self-esteem [1]. In order to do so, a skin-friendly and compatible vehicle is needed with a viscosity that allows easy application, but prevents the preparation from running into the eyes. Moreover, application on this delicate specific skin area can be challenging and needs to be done with the right tools.
[1] Coronel-Perez, IM. Latanoprost in the treatment of eyelash alopecia in alopecia areata universalis. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2010 Apr;24(4):481-5

The Solution
Seraqua™ is an ultra-light and readily vanishing serum. It is an ideal compounding vehicle for a broad range of APIs, including latanoprost. Seraqua™ is highly suitable for application on the eyebrows and eyelids. It can be used in combination with Fagron’s pharmaceutical eyelid applicator to maximize ease of application and patient comfort.

The Cure
Isabella received a prescription for latanoprost 0.005% in Seraqua™ from her physician. With Fagron’s latanoprost, pre-weighed packaging, compounding instructions and pharmaceutical eyelid applicator, the pharmacist efficiently compounded the latanoprost 0.005% in 10 ml Seraqua™. After two months treatment the first results are very promising and Isabella’s physician expects full regrowth of the eyelashes and eyebrows in the near future.