Half of All Consumers Seeking Cosmetic Procedures, Study Shows

A new study has found that popularity of cosmetic procedures is on a definitive rise, with as many as half of all consumers considering a cosmetic procedure in 2015. Data came from the 2015 ASDS Consumer Survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. The primary aesthetic goals of consumers included a desire to turn back the clock on one’s appearance, enhance the appearance and gain self-confidence. With more cosmetic procedures available than ever before, it appears the industry is ready to meet the needs of those looking for non-surgical options that offer excellent results with minimal discomfort and downtime.

Top Procedures
Those considering a cosmetic procedure tended to lean toward the following treatments:

  • Skin Tightening and Wrinkle Reduction (66%) – using ultrasound, radiofrequency energy, lasers or light technology
  • Laser Hair Removal (55%) – using state-of-the-art laser technology that offers permanent hair reduction
  • Microdermabrasion (53%) – offers full skin exfoliation using a special tool that removes the outer layer of skin cells
  • Skin Tone Enhancement (51%) – laser and light technology are commonly used to remove red spots, shallow scarring and uneven skin tone

Injectable treatments like Botox and soft tissue fillers like Juvederm and Restylane also received top satisfaction ratings from patients in this survey.

Concerns Sending People to the Plastic Surgeon
The survey also asked participants why they were considering cosmetic treatments. Answers varied and included:

  • Excess weight on various areas of the body (88%)
  • Uneven skin texture or tone (72%)
  • Signs of aging around and underneath the eyes (69%)
  • Loose, sagging skin in different areas of the face (67%)
  • Excess deposits of fat under the chin and around the neck (67%)
  • Lines and deeper facial creases gracing the area between the nose and mouth (64%)
  • Signs of aging on the neck and décolleté (60%)
  • Line and creases on the forehead area (56%)
  • Vertical lines between the eyebrows, known as frown lines (55%)
  • Loss of hair (43%)
  • Residual scarring left behind by acne condition (27%)

Meeting Your Cosmetic Needs

At Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics, we offer non-surgical treatments to effectively address every one of the concerns on this survey list as well as minimally invasive body shaping. Because most of our procedures do not require anesthesia, incisions or downtime in, patients can rest assured they can achieve their aesthetic goals without a significant disruption to their daily schedules. To learn more about the treatments we offer or find out which procedure will meet your specific needs best, contact Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics at our Rancho Bernardo location at 858-943-2443 or in Carlsbad at 760-472-5088.