More than 3 million aesthetic laser procedures were performed last year in the US. They are part of the dramatic rise in minimally invasive treatment options. Laser and Light-based technologies have become the gold standard in skin care treatments.
The American Society For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
Since 200 Botox has been the most popular nonsurgical procedure. Botox gained FDA approval for cosmetic use in 2002.
Since 1997, there has been over 155% increase in the total number of cosmetic procedures. Nonsurgical procedures increased by 228%.
The Top Five nonsurgical cosmetic procedures in 2010 were:
- Botox (2,437,165)
- Hyaluronic Acid (1,315,121)
- Laser Hair Removal (936,270)
- Laser Skin Resurfacing (493,896)
- Chemical Peel (493,896)
People age 35-50 had the most procedures – more than 4 million and 44% of the total.
Americans spent nearly $10.7 billion on cosmetic procedures in 2010. Of that total almost $6.6 billion was spent on surgical procedures; $1.9 billion was spent on injectable procedures; $1.8 billion was spent on skin rejuvenation procedures; and almost $500 million was spent on other nonsurgical procedures including laser hair removal and laser treatment of leg veins.
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Of the doctors surveyed 75% reported they do not offer “spa” services (e.g. wraps, facials, massages) in conjunction with their medical practices. 88% of the doctors do not work in conjunction with medical spas where nonsurgical procedures, such as injections and laser procedures, are performed.