Americans spent over $12 billion on cosmetic procedures last year.
The medical aesthetics industry is a growth industry. Treatments are performed in medical spas or in doctor’s offices. Over the past ten years procedures have generated a tremendous amount of revenue, creating jobs and opportunities. Here are some impressive facts about the growth of the industry:
- Last year, non-surgical cosmetic treatments increased by 6%, totaling 12.2 million treatments performed in 2011, as reported by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).
- Non-surgical cosmetic procedures made up 83% of all cosmetic procedures.
- Both non-surgical and surgical cosmetic treatments performed in 2011 totaled 13.8 million, a 5% increase from 2010.
- Since 1997, non-surgical procedures increased by 747%!
- Laser hair removal and laser skin resurfacing were two of the top five non-surgical cosmetic procedures: laser hair removal (1.1 million procedures) laser skin resurfacing (466,238 procedures). (The others three were BOTOX® injection (5,670,788 procedures); hyaluronic acid (Dermal Fillers) (1,891,158 procedures); microdermabrasion (900,439 procedures).
- Women had over 10.5 million cosmetic procedures, 92% of the total. Since 1997, non-surgical procedures have increased 749% among women.
Statistics courtesy of American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.