“As a nation, we have never embraced aging,” -Denise Lewis, a gerontologist at the University of Georgia.
Adding medical aesthetic procedures to a practice can be beneficial for both you and your and your patients. In our society we have a growing population of retirees which has in-part, fueled the statistics and facts below. As a society we are fascinated with ‘anti-aging.’ As a doctor with your own practice, a health club or spa owner, or alternative health clinic owner, our desire for youth can inspire you to add medical aesthetics to your practice.
There are numerous medical aesthetic services that you can offer to meet your patients’ needs. These same services can complement and build upon your core business.
- In the past few decades, the market for anti-aging products and services has grown into a global industry valued at an estimated $261.9 billion in 2013.
- The number of Botox treatments alone rose 680% from 2000 to 2012, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
- Americans spent some $11 billion on cosmetic treatments in 2012, up 5.5% from 2011, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
- More people under 35 are visiting dermatologists these days for “prejuvenation” treatments, such as microdermabrasion and even Botox, to delay the onset of wrinkles.
- In 2012, nearly 489,000 botulinum toxin injections were administered to patients ages 19 to 34.
These are not one-time treatments. Surgical and dermatologic treatments come with a shelf life. Adding medical aesthetics means adding regular and recurring income.
Statistics from Market Watch-Wall Street Journal