ASDS survey: Nearly 10 million treatments performed in 2015

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Thursday, May 5, 2016

American Med Spa, ASDS surveyROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., May 5, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dermatologic surgeons performed nearly 10 million medically necessary and cosmetic procedures in 2015 – 5 percent more than 2014 and up 27 percent since 2012.

The results of the 2015 ASDS Survey on Dermatologic Procedures released today reveal a variety of trends – including another annual increase in skin cancer treatments and the growing popularity of soft-tissue fillers and body sculpting procedures.

For the fourth year in a row, skin cancer treatments ranked as the most-performed procedure (3.17 million) by ASDS members – confirming both the growing incidence of the disease as well as demand for member expertise of its treatment. Treatments for melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, were up 5 percent over 2014. Since 2012, skin cancer treatments have risen 18 percent.

Members also performed 6.7 million cosmetic treatments in 2015 – with the largest year-to-year growth seen in soft-tissue fillers (35 percent) and body sculpting (11 percent).

"ASDS members are trained in the latest technologies and best techniques in a wide range of minimally invasive options to provide patients with the first-rate care they deserve and expect," said ASDS President Naomi Lawrence, M.D.
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