The Rise of Cosmetic Procedures in the United States
In the June 29, 2015 issue of Time magazine, the cover story detailed and in many ways, normalized, what has become a norm in American society…getting a little work done. The author, Joel Stein, describes the rise of cosmetic procedures – from surgery to Botox – in the US and around the world. What was once reserved only for the rich and famous, is now the purview of the average American woman. In fact, the US ranks second in the world – right behind Brazil – in percentage of cosmetic treatments done.
The article makes the long-held argument that feeling youthful and confident positively affects your life, your career, your friendship, and your marriage. And looking and feeling confident, with the help of a little Botox or fillers, isn’t just for women anymore. Men are the fastest growing patient group in our office and in many offices across the country.
In 2014, U.S. physicians performed nearly 15 million cosmetic procedures, spending over $12.9 billion dollars on them. By far the most popular and common treatments are non-surgical – with Botox and fillers leading the pack. Most people prefer these non-invasive procedures because of their lack of downtime, and natural-looking results.
Some other surprising results – most (2/3 or more) of patients seeking cosmetic procedures have a household income of $60,000/year or less. Another interesting fact, Salt Lake City leads the way with number of patients per capita. The Denver metro area also ranks high on the list of procedures per capita – often ranking 5th in the US following New York, LA, Salt Lake City and Dallas.
We love providing these services in a safe, medically-centered environment, with one of the most experienced cosmetic physicians in Denver at the helm of our practice. We look forward to welcoming you in for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Janowski to learn what a little “work” can do for enhancing your natural beauty.
*Results may vary from patient to patient