ASDS survey: 52 percent of consumers considering cosmetic procedures

Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Procedures

Cosmetic skin treatments continue to gain in popularity, as five in 10 consumers report they are considering a cosmetic skin procedure to improve their appearance, according to just-released survey data from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. The number was just three in 10 in 2013. The top four procedures under consideration are: Ultrasound, laser, [...]

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Skin Cancer Awareness Month highlights sun’s danger

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The dangers of the sun’s rays take center stage in May for Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Doctors tell more than 1 million Americans each year they have skin cancer, by far the most common of all cancers. One in five people is expected to develop some kind of skin cancer in his or her lifetime. [...]

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People in their 20s are looking ahead

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Twenty-somethings aren’t strangers to cosmetic procedures to rejuvenate and smooth facial skin. Most of them are looking ahead, trying to prevent wrinkles and preserve their skin. The 2013 ASDS Survey on Dermatologic Procedures showed an increase for that age group in both wrinkle-relaxing procedures and soft-tissue filler treatments. Why? In a word, prevention. The majority of [...]

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Facial rejuvenation top cosmetic treatments: survey

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These days, dermatologic surgeons have plenty of techniques at the ready to easily smooth wrinkles, repair sun-damaged skin and get rid of those unsightly leg veins. And a new survey finds that consumers are increasingly taking advantage of this expertise. Members of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery performed nearly 6.5 million cosmetic treatments last [...]

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Multiple treatments safe for forehead ‘11’ wrinkles: study

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Good news for those of us with wrinkles between the eyebrows where we seem to be wearing the number “11” on our foreheads! A new study shows that multiple treatments of the wrinkle-relaxing injectable Dysport for those lines are not only well-tolerated and effective but also show no evidence of cumulative safety issues. The study [...]

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