Nearly 10.5 Million Treatments Performed in 2016

Dermatologic surgeons performed nearly 10.5 million medically necessary and cosmetic procedures in 2016.

The results of our annual procedures survey validate the level of expertise and care that ASDS members provide their patients.

Dermatologic surgeons performed nearly 10.5 million medically necessary and cosmetic procedures in 2016 – five percent more than 2015 and up 31 percent since 2012.

The results of the 2016 ASDS Survey on Dermatologic Procedures released today reveal a variety of trends including another increase in skin cancer treatments and continued growth in popularity of neuromodulators, soft-tissue fillers and body sculpting procedures.

For the fifth year in a row, skin cancer treatments ranked as the most-performed procedure (3.5 million) by ASDS members, confirming both the growing incidence of the disease as well as demand for ASDS member expertise of its treatment. Since 2012, skin cancer treatments have risen 35 percent.

Members also performed over seven million cosmetic treatments in 2016 — with the largest year-to-year growth seen in body sculpting (68 percent) and injectable neuromodulators (10 percent).

“The results of our annual procedures survey validate the level of expertise and care that ASDS members provide their patients,” said ASDS President Thomas Rohrer, MD. “Whether their need is medical or cosmetic, patients trust the expertise of their ASDS dermatologic surgeons to employ the most effective solution to treat their condition. The data further indicates the growing acceptance of minimally and non-invasive cosmetic procedures to maintain or restore an appearance that helps patients to look and feel their best.”

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