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Oct012016

The Outlook for Cosmetic Medicine In 2017 And Beyond

It seems the technology in cosmetic medicine is advancing in order to keep pace with new areas of research around stem cells, lasers, and nanotechnology. 2017 appears to have more growth in store and it shouldn't be ending any time soon.

It was predicted that by 2017 the market for cosmetic surgery would see an increase in procedures and treatments. Based on recent statistics published by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, patients have availed procedures and had a 26% increase from 2010.

In research presented by Arif and Adil (2016), the study’s authors suggest that nanotechnology is a valuable technology in the modern world, and its uses could branch out to dermatology. For Rohrich and Weinstein (2016), they discuss the future trends of cosmetic medicine in Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and of the field (in extension). In their paper, they predict that more studies about non-surgical treatments may be in place by the time 2026 rolls in. In a 70 year projection (approximately by 2086), it hopes to see advanced developments in procedure particularly with nanotechnology and plastic or cosmetic surgery in space.

RoC Skincare conducted a study back in 2015 on states, which have the highest wrinkle rate. Citizens from Philadelphia, Denver-Aurora, Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, and Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington are  more prone to getting wrinkles. (Who knew?)  Of course this is just marketing fluff for RoC to talk about their lotions and potions but many are still hopeful over the improvements that could potentially be seen over time as some of the bleeding edge tech moves out of the lab and on to main street.. An interview by the Oxford University Press to Dr. Foad Nahai, editor of Aesthetic Surgery Journal, he suggested that non-surgical procedures can still be improved and that injectables might as well replace surgical facial proceedures.

Therefore, it seems that non-invasive surgical procedures may dominate in the next few decades considering hopeful thoughts for improvement have been presented to the public.

Studies referenced:

Rohrich and Weinstein (2016)
Arif and Adil (2016)

References:

http://dermatologytimes.modernmedicine.com/dermatology-times/news/cosmetic-surgery-market-predicted-double-2017
http://blog.oup.com/2015/09/future-aesthetic-surgery/

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