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Report: 36% of Adults Are Considering Cosmetic Treatments In 2019

36% of Adults Are Considering Cosmetic TreatmentsDid you know 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail by the second week of February?

While some people declare they will learn a new hobby or save more money, others hope to improve their self-esteem and confidence.

The health and beauty website RealSelf recently conducted a survey that found more than four in five adults in the United States want to improve their well-being or appearance in 2019. Thirty-six percent are considering the medical aesthetics industry.

Who is Considering Cosmetic Treatments?

The health and beauty website found that consideration for nonsurgical procedures is highest among women, millennials and parents with children under the age of 18. While there are several treatments to choose from, those surveyed are looking to consider:

Top Five Cosmetic Treatments Being Considered in the Next Year


Cosmetic Dentistry (i.e., teeth whitening)


Laser hair removal


Facial skin treatments (i.e., microneedling)


Facial/lip fillers




The New Year’s study also looked at the primary motivations for having or considering cosmetic treatments. Among those considering procedures or had them in the past, the top motivation was to boost confidence and improve self-esteem. The desire to look as good as one feels was the second highest motivator.

Motivations for Considering Cosmetic Treatments

Overall Percentage

To improve my self-esteem/confidence


To look as good as I feel


To look younger


Help with weight loss/fat removal


Combat aging


Convenience and to save time/effort


Get my body back after having children


The results of this RealSelf survey reinforces current industry trends: More people are prioritizing self-care and aesthetics treatments are becoming apart of their beauty regimen. Due to the increase in new technologies, treatments are more affordable and accessible to clients exploring their options.

What does this mean for future aesthetics providers? Due to the increased demand in cosmetic treatments, more job opportunities are available for those seeking a new career opportunity in this $16 BILLION industry. Since these positions require an understanding of skin and tissue interaction, as well as how to operate a cosmetic laser, training is a must!

Medical aesthetics schools offer training for cosmetic lasers and injections (Botox, dermal fillers and more!) When it comes to selecting a laser training course, consider one that provides hands-on clinical training with a team of skin care specialists, cosmetic laser techs, physicians and nurses who are highly experienced in the field.

Medical Aesthetics Training at National Laser Institute

Do you have a passion for helping others look and feel their best? Then you should consider a career in the medical aesthetics industry!

In just two weeks, you can start a cosmetic laser technician career after medical aesthetics training at National Laser Institute.

With over a decade of excellence, we have taught tens of thousands of students with little to no health and beauty background how to become cosmetic laser techs.

Each course includes classroom education and hands-on clinical training for the ultimate learning experience. We want you to feel comfortable and confident in your training experience and be able to provide your future clientele with amazing treatments.

Our Comprehensive Laser Course features training on some of the industry’s most popular treatments like laser hair removal, laser tattoo removal, radiofrequency skin tightening, acne reduction, body contouring (CoolSculpting) and more!

For the physicians and nurses, we offer courses for CE/CME credits, which focuses on cosmetic injectables like Botox, dermal fillers, Kybella, sclerotherapy, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and PDO threads.

If you would like to learn more about laser training courses at National Laser Institute, fill out the form on your right or call 1-800-982-6817.