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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:

                • According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), between 1997 – 2013, the total number of non-surgical cosmetic treatments performed has increased by more than 500%

• Last year, nonsurgical cosmetic treatments increased by 13%, totaling over 9 million treatments performed in 2013 reported by the ASAPS.

• In 2013, women had more than 8 million nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, 90.8% of the total while men had nearly 1 million nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, 9.2% of the total as reported by ASAPS.

• 11 million surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic treatments were performed throughout the U.S. in 2013 with noninvasive services making up 83.5% of the total number of treatments.

• 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).

• Nonsurgical cosmetic injectables like Botox, Juvederm, and Restylane experienced a 21% increase in 2013.

Statistics courtesy of American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.


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