Companies look to provide anti-aging treatments as baby boomers reach retirement age
November 8, 2010
The desire for non-invasive anti-aging treatments has led a growing number of companies to seek out ways of providing patients alternatives to plastic surgery, reports the Los Angeles Business Journal.
London Market Researcher Euro Monitor International estimated the global beauty market to be $79 billion last year – the largest growth in the US is in anti-aging products.
The publication reports that as baby boomers reach retirement age there are a large number of companies in the Los Angeles, CA area looking to provide the service.
Many of the small to midsize companies are created or supported by doctors who have become entrepreneurs in their specialty. From teeth whiteners and veneers to creams and skin care lines, this growing industry is highly competitive and pushing the development of biotechnology in cosmetics.
The statistics seem to back up the belief that non-surgical cosmetic procedures are on the rise. According to statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), more than 2.5 million individuals received Botox injections in 2009 - the most popular of any treatment. Dermal fillers were also common, with 1.3 million patients undergoing the treatment.
Individuals considering a non-surgical cosmetic procedure should be sure to receive treatment from a board-certified plastic surgeron.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), is recognized as the world’s leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body. ASAPS is comprised of over 2,600 Plastic Surgeons; active members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (USA) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have extensive training in the complete spectrum of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. International active members are certified by equivalent boards of their respective countries. All members worldwide adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.
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