Navigation Links
Americans Weigh in on Skincare Issues

COSTA MESA, Calif., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Almost three-quarters (74%) of American consumers surveyed would prefer a non-surgical procedure over liposuction even if it meant more treatments were needed. According to a survey commissioned by The Patient's Guide, a family of online publications dedicated to specific skin concerns and treatments, 48% of consumers are more interested in results when considering a body contouring procedure than cost (21%), safety (11%), length of recovery (10%), and surgery (10%).

"This year we'll see significant advances in body contouring including treatment of fat and cellulite," said Dr. Eric Bernstein, Director of Laser Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology Centers, Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania. "Technology is so fast moving in medicine and especially with lasers, that to stay up to date, the web is the only option. Online information about these technologies and where to receive them is critical to matching patients with effective treatments."

As the 68th Annual American Academy of Dermatology Meeting gets underway this week, The Patient's Guide conducted an online survey to assess the attitudes of its audience in anticipation of the new advancements in cosmetic skincare that will be unveiled.  

"The findings from the survey indicate that American consumers are deeply invested in common skincare concerns and treatments," said Jasson Gilmore, Chief Executive Officer of The Patient's Guide.  "The Patient's Guide will continue to provide consumers with the most up-to-date information targeted for their specific concerns, and we're particularly excited to share the breaking news that comes out of the Annual AAD Meeting this month."

The Patient's Guide survey, conducted online on three sites operated by The Patient's Guide –,, and – revealed compelling insights about the consumers' preferences on cosmetic treatments.

Among key survey findings:

  • While consumers are most interested in non-surgical body contouring options (51%), than minimal surgery options (35%), and surgical options (14%), more consumers (69%) would not opt for a non-invasive fat removal procedure if it cost more than a surgical procedure such as liposuction.
  • Most consumers searching for tattoo removal options fall into the 31-40 age range (66%), and got a tattoo of someone else's name (54%) when they were between 18-24 years old (54%).
  • Interestingly, most consumers are interested in removing their tattoo because they broke up with someone (48%).
  • The majority of consumers surveyed are most concerned with wrinkles (54%) than age spots (14%), sagging skin (17%), facial veins (12%), and enlarged pores (5%).
  • Consumers are most interested in injections (43%) as a treatment for wrinkles.

About The Patient's Guide

The Patient's Guide's mission is to provide consumers with the most accurate medical information to enable them to make educated decisions about treatment.  Each month over one million visitors go to The Patient's Guide, a family of 25 web publications, each dedicated to a specific condition or treatment. Visitors rely on the information The Patient's Guide provides because the information is written by the field's leading experts.

SOURCE The Patient's Guide

Back to top



SOURCE The Patient's Guide
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Begins Blog About Americans' Access to Affordable Medication
2. Consumer Health Insurance Site Founder: Health Reform or No Health Reform, Americans Can Help Reduce Rolls of the Uninsured
3. FDA Survey Finds More Americans Read Information on Food Labels
4. Genetic Disease Foundation Encourages Americans to Know Their Genes at in Observance of World Rare Disease Day
5. A Twenty-Page Bill In Plain English to Reduce Premiums and Help Laid-Off Americans
6. Half of Americans live more than an hour away from lifesaving stroke care
7. PCMA: Proposed Overhaul of FEHBP Pharmacy Benefit Would Undermine Cost-Saving Tools, Reduce Choices for 8 Million Americans
8. 57 Million Americans Are on the Brink of Getting Diabetes: A Convenient Lab Test Can Help Pull Them Back
9. Responds to the National Acadamy of Sciences Report that Millions of Americans Get Sick Yearly from Contaminated Water
10. Americans Remain Split on Stalled Health Care Legislation, but Some Provisions Popular Among Majorities of Democrats, Independents and Republicans
11. African-Americans attitudes about lung cancer may hinder prevention
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/30/2015)... , ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... engine optimization companies, announced today that it has officially launched a sleek, mobile-ready ... SEO, explained that his company’s new website clearly outlines the benefits that its ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... , ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... Beard and Brooke Bennett are collaborating with brands across various categories through traditional ... influential figures make up an elite group of Gold Medal Moms who can ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... Cary, NC (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... and corporate support as they play for the chance to represent the United States. ... fans the opportunity to be a part of their journey in addition to offering ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... The Turks & Caicos Islands has ... leading digital news sites highlighting Caribbean destinations, has published five reasons to visit the ... North America shivers under chilly grey skies or worse, it's typically a balmy 80 ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... The National Association ... inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with ... organization exclusively for professional women, boasting 850,000 members and over 200 operating Local ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/30/2015)... and BASEL, Switzerland , Dec. ... (Upsher-Smith), through its wholly-owned UK subsidiary Proximagen Ltd., ... of a novel, oral small molecule inhibitor of Vascular ... be effective in the treatment of inflammatory disease. The ... --> --> Under ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... -- Researchers have developed software for the Microsoft Kinect ... for motion, positioning and beam adjustment immediately before X-ray ... the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of ... Don , M.D., associate professor of radiology at Mallinckrodt ... St. Louis, Mo. "This technology ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... , Dec. 1, 2015 Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ... (NASDAQ: IMMY ) to drive access to a low-cost ... treatment of toxoplasmosis that has been recently priced out of ... weakened immune systems. --> --> ... and leucovorin (a form of folic acid) for $1 per capsule ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: