Prejuvenation, as a term and a trend, has been a growing movement within aesthetic medicine over the last few years, with millennials leading the charge. Unlike prior generations, millennial patients seek to prevent signs of aging proactively, and they know what they want before they even walk in the door.
Multispecialty stem-cell task force recommends facility accreditation and licensure of clinics performing any type of stem-cell treatment
NEW YORK, March 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – A recent article published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, the clinical, peer-reviewed journal of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS/The Aesthetic Society) is calling for the FDA to expedite its oversight of companies and clinics offering stem-cell products and therapies.
In 2019, it seems that people have subscriptions to everything. When they shop, they go to Costco or use their Amazon Prime membership. When they eat, they prepare a meal kit that was shipped to them by a Blue Apron or HelloFresh. When they want entertainment, they watch movies or television from Netflix or Hulu.
The idea of opening a medical and wellness spa was first set in motion as we started to feel the effects of aging. We knew there were others who were experiencing these same feelings so we envisioned a business would that would affordably help people stay healthy and serve as a solution to problems they couldn’t solve on their own.
The use of neurotoxins, such as Botox Cosmetic from Allergan (Irvine, Calif.), has been around for decades and focused predominantly on the treatment of lines and wrinkles, as well as facial shaping. In recent years, however, the use of very small amounts of neurotoxin (known as “micro Botox,” “meso Botox” or “baby Botox”) has been used to address more superficial changes within the skin itself and has been shown to improve the skin’s tone and texture, soften fine lines and reduce the appearance of pores.
Even established, successful practices can have a hard time introducing and selling new products in today’s information-saturated world. Consumers are bombarded with services, discounts, offers and promotions for things they may or may not need everywhere they look. So, how do you get through to them? What will make them choose your product or service over the rest? What if you tried giving it away for free?
When it comes to the challenges of running a medical practice, most physicians will agree that price shoppers are among the most frustrating. With these types of consumers, it is as though training and expertise account for nothing. Like all that really matters is, “how much is this going to cost me?!” However, physicians also need to realize that just because someone asks about price, it doesn’t necessarily make them a “price shopper.”
With the over-saturation of cosmetic-based practices within all markets, practice owners are continually looking for new ways to maintain their patient base and keep them engaged. Just the simple goal of creating repeat facial injectable patients, or ongoing sales of prescribed skincare products, can sometimes be a daunting task. To help offset these challenges, an online store could be a great option to generate revenue and maintain patient interest.
Medical aesthetic interventions to delay facial aging and improve the cosmetic features of a face require individual, sophisticated and safe solutions for the most natural and harmonious results. Facial imperfections and changes due to aging require treatment concepts that target various aspects, beyond the scope of what one single product or technology can achieve. Therefore, combination is key.
The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), the world's largest association of facial plastic surgeons, released its annual survey results for 2018. The annual survey explores the top trends in facial plastic surgery today.