Consumers: Dermatologists have greatest influence

Influencers blog

Dermatologists have the training to perform cosmetic medical procedures with excellent results, and that expertise has earned the trust of their patients. In the 2015 ASDS consumer survey, patients and prospective patients say dermatologists have the greatest influence in their decisions to have a cosmetic medical procedure. The percentage of respondents who identified dermatologists as [...]

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ASDS consumer survey reveals preferences, motivations

2015 Consumer Survey infographic

The 2015 ASDS Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures provides a treasure trove of data that help explain why half of consumers are considering a cosmetic procedure and to whom they are turning to achieve their desired results. Among the notable revelations: The top three reasons consumers choose cosmetic procedures are to look as young [...]

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More people choosing to never shave or wax again

Laser hair removal

Unwanted hair – no matter where it is located on the body – can make us self-conscious about how we look and what we are wearing. That goes double during summertime when we are enjoying time outdoors, often wearing swimsuits. There are plenty of ways to go about temporarily removing unwanted hair, but permanently removing [...]

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ASDS survey shows dermatologic surgeons keeping busy


The results are in: Dermatologic surgeons continue to be the go-to authorities for numerous cosmetic procedures. Recent survey results show ASDS members performed 6.4 million cosmetic procedures in 2014 – ranging from injectable wrinkle-relaxers and soft-tissue fillers to laser/light/energy-based procedures and body sculpting. The top cosmetic treatments in 2014 were: • Laser/light/energy-based procedures: 2.7 million [...]

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Beyond faces: Body makeovers gaining popularity


Dermatologic surgeons are seeing unprecedented interest in non-surgical body contouring and skin tightening, particularly from women, according to Elizabeth L. Tanzi, MD, co-director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery in Washington, D.C. Interest at her practice has increased 22 percent in the past year, she said, adding, “Fortunately, non-surgical, minimal-recovery treatments can achieve [...]

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