Kourtney Kardashian developed a bald spot on the top of her head, and she believes it was caused by wearing her hair in a tight ponytail.
In the season 17 premiere of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim encouraged Kourtney to seek medical treatment for the bald sport.
Kourtney decided to undergo platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to treat her bald spot
Kourtney Kardashian is taking some pretty drastic measures to help her hair grow back after her sister, Kim Kardashian West, found a bald spot on her head. According to People, during the season 17 premiere of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the cameras were following Kourtney and Kim as they discovered a bald spot on Kourtney’s head.
“Kourtney, you have a really big spot on the top of your head,” Kim, 38, said. “Look down, Kourtney. Oh my god, I’m afraid for your life. Have you seen that?”
“No, but I feel it,” Kourtney replied.
Kourtney blamed the bald spot on a high (and super tight) ponytail hairdo she had for an event back in February. “It’s a hole in my head. I swear it’s from my ponytail, it was so tight that I had a bump on my head like this.”
“Kourtney, your hair is gone,” Kim said. “You’re bald. You have to go to the hospital right now.”
“I’m not going to the hospital,” her sister replied.
While Kourtney didn’t actually go to the hospital, she did seek out platelet-rich plasma therapy to help her hair grow back.
“Today I’m getting PRP [platelet-rich plasma], 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,” she said.
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She saw Dr. Jason Diamond for her appointment and treatment. “I definitely think that we should get some injections in there,” Diamond told Kardashian. “I think you probably need two or three series, maybe once a month for the next three months and I think you’ll be fine.”
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, PRP therapy originated in Europe more than a decade ago, and the procedure “involves placing blood drawn from the patient into a special machine that separates red blood cells from plasma, which is rich in platelets that contain growth factors.”
The plasma is injected directly into the patient’s hair follicles and takes no more than 10 minutes. Supposedly it should resolve the problem within a few months.