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According to the latest American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) member survey, there was a 7.5 percent increase in demand for cosmetic procedures in 2018, and a 60 percent increase since 2012. “The coupling of scientific research and technology are driving innovative options for consumers seeking noninvasive cosmetic treatments,” says ASDS president Murad Alam, MD. Indeed, ASDS members performed 3.5 million skin cancer treatments and nearly 9 million cosmetic treatments last year, with the top procedures ranking as follows:

  • Laser, light and energy-based device treatments (3.4 million)
  • Neuromodulators (2.1 million)
  • Soft tissue fillers (1.6 million)
  • Nonsurgical body sculpting (623,000)
  • Chemical peels (497,000)
  • Microneedling (262,000)

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