Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Non-Surgical Cosmetic Treatments on the Rise in 2012 Statistics

According to the data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeon, there are 14.6 million cases of Botox, fillers and chemical peels. It was a five percent increase from the numbers back in 2011.

According to Gregory Evans, who is the group’s president, the overall growth in cosmetic surgery has been going on for the third consecutive year. This was largely driven by the rise in minimally invasive procedure, while surgical methods remain to be stable.

Since everyone is not really keen on getting opened up through facelifts, and people also want to battle aging early on, non-surgical methods or injectable fillers are the best bet. Also, it provides lesser risks and complications than its surgical counterparts.

Chemical peels, on the other hand, can also aid in creating a clearer and much younger skin. But this has to be done periodically to maintain the results.

Also, the problem with Botox or injectable fillers is that the results do not always become permanent. But many still feel that this is worth the pay.

Botox treatments rose to 8 percent in 2012 with 6.1 million procedures, along with anti-aging and non-surgical treatments such as microdermabrasion. The demand for fillers still shot up to 5%, while other non-invasive treatments such as laser hair removal increased to 4%, and chemical peels increased to 2%.

In 2012 minimally invasive treatments accounted for 13 million of the total procedures in 2012. Whereas common surgical methods, such as breast enlargements and facelifts, have dropped down to 2 percent with 1.6 million.

According to Evans, breast implants and tummy tucks may be the most popular procedures performed the previous year, but the group still found a decline in their numbers.

Despite this number, it is still no guarantee that it is generally safe. Even though it comes to be minimally invasive, there remains to be some degree of risk. The problems come in especially when the patients get their procedure from shady doctors or even from non-medical personnel’s who were not properly trained.
Instead of assuring excellent results being it less invasive, it ended up resulting in something overdone.  Some ended up with faces looking overstretched, expressionless, and sporting trout pouts.

The good thing with this is that most filler create temporary results that are why any mishap can be remedied after a couple of months.

That is why along with the increase in the demand for cosmetic surgeries in 2012, reconstructive surgery cases also spiked slightly. Some of these may be necessary measures especially when final results go through a progressive process, such as hair transplants. Other corrective procedures are done simply because initial surgeries came out poorly.
That is why, for this year, should any of you feel convinced that you need to get some tweaking done, either through surgical or less invasive means, always see to it that you only entrust your body to certified professionals. Cosmetic surgery in America, Europe or Asia, doesn’t come cheap, but make sure that you also go to one who can give you the most value for your money.


The Hair and Laser Clinic (www.hairandlaserclinic.com) offers medical aesthetic treatments for women and men. Our services include laser hair removal, lasers for pigmentation, acne and scar treatments, clinical slimming, botox, nose/cheek/chin/lip fillers, chemical peels and much more. Come in for a non-obligatory chat with our in-house doctor, Dr Tyng Tan. You can also phone +65 6235 0010 to arrange a comprehensive consultation.


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    nice blog thanks for sharing this.


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