Wrinkle City: New Yorkers Join National Push Toward Cosmetic Procedures, State Tops for Wrinkles

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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 It’s as plain as the wrinkles on your face: New York is tough on your skin.
New Yorkers are the most wrinkled people in the country, according to a recent study. And like other Americans, we increasingly take advantage of available cosmetic procedures.

“Even though we don’t think of New York as being one of these super-sunny places, we spend a lot of time walking outside,” says Dr. Sachin Shridharani, a Fifth Ave. plastic surgeon. “And even though we are not out there with the aluminum foil (reflector) catching the rays, we don’t think about how much exposure we get to U.V.”

A large part of his practice: patients seeking fillers to reduce wrinkles.

That’s certainly in line with numbers released Thursday. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reported injections of Botox, Dysport and Xeomin to minimize wrinkles grew 21% in the past year.

Overall, cosmetic procedures increased from 2014 to 2015, with a 7% bump in surgery and a 20% jump in nonsurgical procedures, according to the association comprised of 2,600 plastic surgeons.

It was a separate study, conducted by Roc, a skincare company, which cited New York as 2015's most wrinkle-prone state. Pennsylvania was second, West Virginia third and Colorado fourth, with Alaska coming in last.

Read more at New York Daily News.