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Cosmetic Procedure Demand Continues to Rise

Demand For Dermatologic Cosmetic Procedures Continues to Rise

Minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures continue to rise in popularity, according to a recent report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Of the 14.2 million minimally-invasive procedures performed in 2015, the top five include procedures routinely handled by dermatology offices.  The top five minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures performed in 2015 were, Botulinum Toxin Type A, soft tissue fillers, chemical peels, laser hair removal, and microdermabrasion.  Laser hair removal seems to have stabilized in popularity and microdermabrasion has lost some appeal, down 8% over the previous year. However, fillers, peels and injections of Botulinum Toxin Type A were performed at increased rates from the previous year’s survey.

Patients who desire cosmetic procedures should consult with a board-certified, dermatologist, plastic surgeon, or physician assistant with experience performing these procedures. The ASPS cautions that although these minimally-invasive procedures are performed by a variety of providers, not all of them have the expertise or rigorous training.

 

Byline: Martha L. Sikes, MS, RPh, PA-C

Posted: July 11, 2016

Source: American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Adapted from the original press release.

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