Seven out of Ten Consumers Considering Cosmetic Procedures

Nearly 70% of U.S.-based consumers are considering a cosmetic treatment, according to survey data released today by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS).

The ASDS Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures included data gathered through a blind online survey conducted from April 14 – May 1, 2017 with 7,322 responses.

Survey takes were asked whether they would consider cosmetic treatments, what they would look for in a provider and what bothers them most about their appearance. Excess body fat was the No. 1 concern (85%) followed by lines and wrinkles around the eyes (70%).

Reasons for seeking treatment included: “to feel more confident” followed by “to look as young as I feel/better for my age” and “to feel more attractive.”

The top four procedures consumers are considering are body sculpting (58%), lasers and energy-based treatments (57%), microdermabrasion (53%) and laser hair removal (47%).

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