Aesthetic medicine experts are sure of this. Manufacturers are hoping for this. Consumers at large are beginning to realize this. The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery has produced another confirmation that THIS is happening.

“Cosmetic-surgery technology is advancing at the speed of light. As we learn more about the cosmetic uses for lasers, the more patients benefit from effective results and quicker recovery time. It is an exciting time for both cosmetic-surgery patients and physicians.” – says Patrick McMenamin, M.D., president of the AACS.

Cosmetic surgeons have seen a huge increase in patients opting for laser resurfacing. Over the past three years, the number of men undergoing the procedure has increased 456 percent, females, 215 percent.

Cosmetic surgeons have seen a 29 percent increase in their female clientele over the past year. Despite economic woes, women are continuing to invest in their appearances.

The top three most frequently performed cosmetic-surgery procedures are: liposuction, blepharoplasty and breast augmentation.

The most popular noninvasive procedures are Botox injections, laser hair removal and treatment with hyaluronic-acid fillers.