An annual survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery suggested that almost 60% of consumers are considering a cosmetic procedure. This number is almost twice the 30% of the numbers in 2013.
The press release quoted Naomi Lawrence, MD, ASDS President as saying, “Cosmetic medical treatments continue to grow in popularity.” She continues, “One of the key reasons why is because patients trust their dermatologists and the advanced techniques and cutting edge technologies that will improve their appearance.”
The annual survey, titled the “ASDS Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures,” also rated the overall views on 10 specific cosmetic medical treatments and procedures.
One of the most highly rated among the factors was physician expertise influencing the selection of a practitioner. These factors concerning physician selection included which physicians are board certified, the level of licensure, and referrals from other physicians.
The top reason for considering a cosmetic procedure was “wanting to feel more confident.” According to the release, other reasons for considering a procedure included wanting “to look as young as I feel or better for my age,” and “to feel more attractive.”
Other statistics outlined in the press release indicate that ultrasound, laser, light, and radiofrequency treatments to smooth wrinkles or tighten ski were considered by 60% of the survey participants.
Others procedures that were considered included laser and light treatments for facial redness or to improve scars or skin tone. Body sculpting procedures were considered by 50% of those surveyed, and laser hair removal was considered by 48% of those surveyed.
Interestingly, excess weight was ranked the number one problem that bothered participants about their appearance. Finally, several treatment categories received a 95% or higher satisfaction rating. These included:
Says Dr. Thomas Wright, medical director at the Laser Lipo and Vein Center, “This survey definitely highlights the reasons we are experiencing an increase in those seeking cosmetic procedures.”
He continues, “My team and I understand the driving forces behind many of the reasons people seek out cosmetic procedures, and we strive to provide the very best in quality procedures and treatments.”
Please call us at Laser Lipo and Vein Center to schedule a complimentary consultation. We will discuss the available options and help you choose those that will best provide the results you desire.