Botox Is Most Popular Non-Surgical Procedure for NY Plastic Surgeons
Sometimes referred to as an “instant facelift,” Botox is by far the most popular non-surgical facial cosmetic procedure in the U.S. with both women and men. Last year, more than 2.4 million Botox procedures were performed in the U.S., about 2.2 million on women and slightly more than 225,000 on men.
Female Botox patients still outnumber men 9 to 1; but since 1997 when a total of 65,157 Botox procedures were performed, Botox Procedures for men have increased 500% more than Botox procedures for women. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), between 1997 and 2010, Botox treatments for men increased 4171.7% while Botox for women increased 3592.9%.
Consistently ranked No. 1 on lists of NY facial plastic surgery procedures, Botox (Botulinum Toxin Type A) has been the runaway most popular non-surgical facial cosmetic procedure in Manhattan and the U.S. since 2000; even though it did not gain FDA approval until 2002. In the 9 years between 2002 and 2010, the total number of Botox procedures performed in the U.S. increased by more than 50% overall.
Reflecting the experience of Manhattan facial plastic surgeons, Botox use was heaviest among people between the ages of 35 and 50 when wrinkles and facial lines generally become more pronounced. Men and women ages 35 to 50 accounted for almost 49% of the total number of Botox procedures performed last year, according to the 2010 annual ASAPS survey of U.S. plastic surgeons. Men and women aged 51 to 64 accounted for slightly more than 29% of Botox patients in the U.S.; young adults aged 19 to 34 for 15%; seniors over 65 for 6.6%.