Botox even more popular in 2014

Botox and cosmetic procedures american survey

According to a study made by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the number of non surgical cosmetic procedures such as Botox and fillers  performed in the USA was 740.751 in 1997.

In 2012 this number was 8,416,470 !!!

Click on the link to see the chart from the ASAPS  2012- Plastic surgery timelines

Botox was by far the most popular non surgical procedure with 3,957,913 treatments performed in 2012. The second most popular was fillers (hyaluronic acid) with “only” 1,423,705 procedures performed in the US.

Click on the link to see the chart of the top 5 for surgical and non surgical cosmetic procedures 2012-top5 cosmetic procedures

The ASAPS writes :

“The most popular nonsurgical procedure was injections of Botulinum Toxin Type A (including Botox and Dysport). Cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures increased over 10 percent in the past year, with almost 8.5 million procedures in 2012. Nonsurgical procedures accounted for 83% of the total number of procedures performed representing 39% of total expenditures.  The top five minimally-invasive procedures were:

  • Botulinum Toxin Type A:  3,257,913
  • Hyaluronic Acid: 1,423,705
  • Laser Hair Removal: 883,893
  • Microdermabrasion: 498,821
  • Chemical Peel: 443,824

This is the second year this survey asked the doctors for the total number of non-surgical procedures being performed in their practices by BOTH physicians and their physician assistants and nurse injectors.  When procedures performed by physician assistants and nurse injectors are included, the total number of cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures performed in the United States in 2012 increases to 12.7 million. Below is the TOTAL number of procedures performed in the practices surveyed:

  • Botulinum Toxin Type A:  4,125,179
  • Hyaluronic Acid:  1,806,806
  • Laser Hair Removal: 1,224,920
  • Chemical Peel: 718,465
  • Microdermabrasion: 672,430

The Aesthetic Society, which has collected plastic surgery procedural statistics since 1997, says the overall number of cosmetic procedures has increased 250% since the tracking of the statistics first began. “We are confident that these statistics continue to accurately report cosmetic procedure trends as performed by the physicians who are most likely to perform them,” said Dr. McCafferty, MD. “For the past 16 years, the interest in and demand for cosmetic plastic surgery has risen exponentially, a 250% increase in surgical and nonsurgical procedures, and our comprehensive statistics continue to show that.”

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