Revitalizing Men and Women

From Cosmetic Surgery:

The study demonstrated significant growth in the use of the ever-popular wrinkle reducer Botox, which increased 162 percent since 2001 for a total of 3.8 million in '05. Last year, fat injections were amplified by 56 percent - for a 47 percent increase in men and a 64 percent increase in women. Laser skin resurfacing, including deep peels, laser resurfacing and dermabrasion, were also very chic in 2005; the number of procedures performed grew by 51 percent in men and 64 percent in women. Microdermabrasion, another commonly sought after non-surgical procedure, had a 17 percent increase over the previous year.

The report also featured a notable increase in scar revisions, which grew nine percent in 2005. The survey revealed that non-surgical procedures continue to be a major attraction this year for many patients who were looking to rejuvenate their complexions or maintain youthful appearances. In 2005, A.A.F.P.R.S. members described the most popular cosmetic surgeries as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) with approximately 108,600 projected surgeries, and rhinoplasty or nose surgery with 97,000 estimated surgeries.

"Facial plastic surgeons are seeing more and more patients who want a line-free, restored youthful appearance," says Dr. Papel. "These statistics show that facial plastic surgery has become a norm for both genders. Today, patients have many choices to safely reach their personal goal due in large part to the continuous increase in availability of non-surgical treatments for an aging face."