2016 was a big year for non-surgical cosmetic treatments, not just at AYA™ Medical Spa, but all over the US. According to recent statistics collected by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), non-surgical cosmetics have never been more popular. Their numbers indicate that well over 11 million non-surgical cosmetic treatments were performed in the US last year alone, a more than 7% increase from 2015
Cosmetic injectables are far and away the most popular of these treatments. Botox® Cosmetic Injections remained at the top, accounting for almost 4,600,000 treatments last year alone. Facial fillers were the next most popular, accounting for nearly 2,500,000 treatments. And although they have a long way to go before being as in-demand as Botox®, facial filler treatments increased by a whopping 17% last year, making them by far the fastest growing of all non-surgical cosmetic treatments. Check out our chart below for a complete round-up of the 5 most popular treatments.
There are plenty of potential reasons for this recent dramatic uptick in non-surgical cosmetic treatments. Many patients see these treatments as an alternative to surgery due to their relatively low costs and lower risks (when compared to surgery). Others may not be healthy enough for surgery or don’t have the free time necessary for a long recovery. These cosmetic treatments are actually preferred by many due to the high-quality and fast results they are able to provide. Additionally, some people prefer more subtle, natural results and touch-ups that they can only achieve through non-surgical treatments.
Regardless of the reasons why, it’s clear that non-surgical cosmetics are here to stay. If you are curious about any of the non-surgical cosmetic treatments available at AYA™, please come into any of our three locations (Avalon, Phipps Plaza, Northside) for a complimentary skincare analysis. Our experienced and trained providers will work with you to help determine the right cosmetic treatment for your skincare needs. Please contact AYA™ Medical Spa today to schedule your consultation and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for more tips and updates.