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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Could anti-aging treatments improve more than your looks?

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Anti-aging treatments such as fillers and laser resurfacing could improve more than just appearance. Studies have found that patients who have had cosmetic procedures to reduce the signs of aging have also seen a boost in their self-esteem. Many experts agree that a positive change in outward appearance can affect how a patient views himself. [...]

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Skin Cancer Awareness Month highlights sun’s danger

Protect yourself in the sun with a hat and sunscreen.

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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Considering a chemical peel?

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Have you been thinking about getting a chemical peel to improve your skin’s appearance? Dermatologic surgeons have developed various strengths and depths of peels to treat skin affected by a wide variety of conditions, including acne scars, sun damage or fine lines and wrinkles. This chemical peels video provides answers to these questions about this minimally invasive [...]

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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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