Minimally Invasive Facial Rejuvenation Procedures Fuel 5% Growth According to 2012 marks, the U.S. population has been drawn heavily toward limited procedures performed by plastic surgeons to improve aging changes. The American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) reports an overall 5% growth to a total of 14.6 million procedures performed last year.
More invasive and often more permanent solutions with surgery also grew to a total of 5.6 million performed, up 1% from the previous year.
This trend has been continuing for 3 years now. It seems that more people are interested in these procedures, and more patients are getting involved at a younger age. Men and women are coming in to plastic surgery offices across the country hoping to maintain what they have.
Cosmetic minimally invasive procedures are up a full 6% with more than 13 million performed last year. The most popular were:
Botulinum toxin type A- (6.1 million)
Soft tissue fillers- (2 million)
Chemical peel- (1.1 million)
Laser hair removal- (1.1 million)
Microdermabrasion- (1 million)
The aging workforce is probably a key factor with the growth in this sector of medicine. Many professionals are working longer into life with less down-time and fewer vacation days for recovery. This has resulted in a huge growth in types of procedures that can make significant improvements for patients that will return to work immediately.