Very interesting data was recently released from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) which surveyed 6,350 people. It found that 3 in 10 people are considering a cosmetic procedure. The study also found that patients are most likely to turn to a dermatologist for their cosmetic treatments (in 9 of 10 categories). The top satisfaction ratings were for injectable wrinkle relaxers (botulinum toxins such as Botox and Dysport), as well as injectable dermal fillers such as Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm and Radiesse; the satisfaction rating for both groups was 92%.
The top 3 reasons found for consumers turning to cosmetic procedures were:
1.) I want to look as young as I feel or better for my age
2.) I want to appear more attractive
3.) I want to feel more confident.
The percentage of the population somewhat to extremely bothered by: excess weight on any part of body (83%), lines and wrinkles around the eyes (63%), skin texture and/or discolouration (62%), sagging facial skin (61%), excess fat under chin (60%), lines wrinkles and/or folds in the mid-face around the cheeks and mouth (60%), lines and wrinkles in the forehead area (51%), lines and wrinkles between eyebrows (50%), hair loss (41%), and acne scars (24%).