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Medical Aesthetics Industry

Americans spent over $12 billion on cosmetic procedures last year, so it’s no surprise that the medical aesthetics industry is a growing. Treatments are typically performed in medical spas or in doctor’s offices, but they can also be performed in dermatology clinics, healthcare facilities, or even cosmetic laser clinics.

Over the last decade, procedures have generated a tremendous amount of revenue, which has lead to the creation of more jobs and opportunities. Here are some impressive facts about the growth of the industry:

    • There were over 11 million non-surgical cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2013, as reported by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).
    • Nonsurgical cosmetic procedures made up 83% of all cosmetic procedures.
    • Since 1997, nonsurgical cosmetic treatments, such as Botox, laser hair removal, and dermal fillers, have increased 500%!
    • Laser hair removal and photofacial skin rejuvenation are two of the top 5 nonsurgical cosmetic procedures.
    • 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.
    • In 2013, Americans spent 12% more on both nonsurgical and surgical cosmetic treatments than 2012, which exceeded the $12 billion mark for the first time since 2008, according to the ASAPS.

Statistics courtesy of American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

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Medical Aesthetics Industry