What is the most common minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure in the U.S.? Dr. Margaret Sommerville, cosmetic dermatologist practicing in the Washington, DC metropolitan area answers this common question.

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August 21, 2014

What is the most common minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure in the U.S.?

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, injection of botulinum toxin type A such as Botox® or Dysport®, continues to be the most popular minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure with a total of over 6.3 million treatments performed in 2013. Botulinum toxins such as Botox® and Dysport® accounted for 47% of the market for the minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures.

What is the second most popular minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure?

Soft tissue fillers, such as Juvederm® or Restylane® took second place, followed by chemical peels, laser hair removal, and microdermabrasion. Soft tissue fillers such as Juvederm® or Restylane® enjoyed the largest increase for a single type of procedure in 2013 with hyaluronic acid injections up 18% from 2012 to 2013.

Cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Margaret Sommerville, welcomes patients from the entire Washington, DC metropolitan area including Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Potomac, Rockville, Kensington, Silver Spring, and Olney in Maryland, as well as Arlington, Alexandria, McLean and Great Falls in Virginia. Please call 301.656.7546 to schedule a consultation.


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Category: Botox Cosmetic, Juvederm


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