According to the annual global survey conducted by ISAPS (International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) released late last year, non-surgical procedures (primarily fillers and hair removal treatments) continued to increase in 2020.
However, this increase was by lower proportions than seen in previous years (5.7% in 2020, compared to 7.6% in 2019).
The top five non-surgical procedures in 2020 were: botulinum toxin (43.2% of all non-surgical procedures), hyaluronic acid (28.1%), hair removal (12.8%), non-surgical fat reduction (3.9%) and photo rejuvenation (3.6%). Around 85% of non-surgical procedures were performed on women.
In terms of age groups, the 35-50-year-olds accounted for the majority of botulinum toxin procedures (50.2%).
The ISAPS survey noted that some practitioners experienced an increased demand for treatments due to the so-called ‘zoom effect’ and the opportunity for a more private recovery, particularly for facial procedures. (Source: ISAPS)