Kourtney Kardashian Reveals She Underwent Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment for a Bald Spot (Allure Beauty, 9/9)

  • Kourtney Kardashian explained her experience with PRP for hair loss on a new episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
  • She was encouraged by her sister, Kim, to go to a doctor to treat the bald spot on the top of her head.
  • "Today I'm getting platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which is where they take your blood and spin it and they use your plasma and they inject it in my head for my hair to grow back," Kourtney told People Magazine.
  • Her doctor let her know that she would require between two and three series of treatments over the next three months before she would achieve full results.
  • In order to achieve satisfying results, consistency with key.
  • This treatment takes around 30 minutes without any real risks or downtime.

Patients who bought a doctor’s Botox services on Groupon got phony injections, officials say (The Washington Post, 9/13)

  • Doctor Francesann Ford is accused of using non-FDA approved drugs on individuals who found her services through Groupon.
  • Investigators caution people against falling for “too good to be true” offers on the site.
  • Stories abound of patients suffering from reduced-rate injections of toxic materials and fatal complications that could have been avoided.

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Prevention, not repair: Millennials not waiting to age, seeking cosmetic procedures earlier in life (Houston Chronicle, 9/12)

  • Dr. Craig Teller of Bellaire Dermatology notes that patients across the country are getting younger and younger.
  • "Prejuvenation:" noninvasive treatments that are for slowing the aging process, rather than correcting it later.
  • Social media in daily life has led to society's growing acceptance of cosmetic procedures at much younger ages than physicians have seen in the past.
  • Maintenance is easier and less expensive than waiting until an acceptable age to seek out aesthetic treatments.
  • These treatments include Baby Botox, fillers, chemical peels and fat-removal procedures such as CoolSculpting.
  • An increase in millennials seeking cosmetic procedures is part of a holistic approach to life and health.
  • If a person feels that they look good, it can contribute to an overall feeling of goodness.
  • 72% of facial plastic surgeons reported an increase in cosmetic surgery or injectables/fillers in patients younger than 30.

Minimally-Invasive Cosmetic Procedures Market 2019 to Achieve 6.1% CAGR Between 2017 to 2023 (9/13)

  • Minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures are changing the market demography by launching several methods to attract patients.
  • Several procedures like laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, and others have been introduced, due to which the minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures market could witness growth by 6.1% CAGR during the forecast period of 2017 to 2023.
  • Based on products, the minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures market comprises hair removal laser, microdermabrasion products, botulinum toxins, and others.
  • Lip augmentation treatment is a sector that is gaining strong traction due to the growing investment from patients.