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Growth of Less Invasive Cosmetic Procedures Expected to Continue

Posted: June 26, 2008

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"These findings indicate that, for patients, investing in the health and beauty of their skin is still a priority during unsteady economic times," said ASDS president Dr Darrell Rigel.

Are consumers blasé about the risks?

However the popularity of nonsurgical procedures may come with a price as the more frequent and available the treatment the more relaxed consumers may become towards the potential risks, particularly those concerned with choosing the right physician.

"Our concern is that with predicted growth and interest in the broad spectrum of cosmetic procedures, patients will look to the closest, easiest solution," said president of ASPS Richard D'Amico.

And the 'closest, easiest solution' may not be the safest. A recent survey performed by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) states that younger woman are more likely to opt for nonsurgical procedures but simultaneously pay less attention to safety.