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    Cosmetic Surgeries See Big Gains

    It’s true – cosmetic procedures have officially seen their greatest financial gains since the Great Recession. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports that plastic surgeons performed more than 11 million cosmetic surgical procedures in the U.S. in 2013, up 12% for the year. This was 18% higher than the 9 million procedures ordered in 2009.

    Why the sudden uptick? In the wake of the economic downturn, plastic surgeons have started to offer cheaper options.

    This makes good financial sense. Why pay for a pricey facelift when you can get Botox for a fraction of the cost? Nonsurgical procedures like Botox increased in 2013 by 13%, with 9.5 million procedures being performed. People who might have spent $15,000 to $20,000 on a facelift a few years ago now opt for a round of Botox or a quick microdermabrasion treatment–both of which seldom cost more than $1,000.

    More people are also opting to spend more money on non-invasive, economical treatments because they don’t want to waste several weeks’ time in recovery after a major procedure.

    Curious about the top cost-effective, nonsurgical procedures guaranteed to turn back the clock? Yahoo Health fills us in.


    Botox uses the botulinum neurotoxin to temporarily relax the muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles. Because Botox is affordable and non-invasive, millions of Americans choose to undergo the treatment each year. The average cost of a series of Botox treatments in the U.S. is only $500, and results can last up to six months. This alone makes Botox the top nonsurgical procedure performed in the U.S.

    Hyaluronic Acid Injections

    Hyaluronic acid injections smooth out moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth. With just one treatment, you get smooth and natural-looking results that last up to one year. The average cost of a Juvederm treatment in the U.S. is $600. With virtually no downtime involved, this affordable cosmetic treatment is also one of the most popular.


    Microdermabrasion treatments are a non-surgical way to rejuvenate the skin. A less aggressive approach than dermabrasion, microdermabrasion treatments make use of a minimally abrasive instrument to gently sand the skin, removing the thicker outer layer. Microdermabrasion is used to treat scarring, discoloration and sun damage, and can be used to lessen the appearance of stretch marks as well. The technique also thickens collagen to produce a younger looking complexion. Microdermabrasion treatments cost around $75 to $200, making them an affordable anti-aging option.

    Photo Rejuvenation

    Photo rejuvenation treatments are used to treat a wide variety of dermatological issues, including sun spots, broken blood vessels, acne scars, and large pores. Photo rejuvenation works by using a broad-spectrum light source that penetrates multiple layers of skin. This treatment primarily targets the lower layers of skin (dermis) while leaving the top layers of skin (epidermis) unaffected. The heat generated from the light promotes healing of the skin within. Photo rejuvenation, when done properly, almost always consists of a series of three to five treatments, usually done every three to six weeks. The average treatment costs between $300 and $500–making photo rejuvenation a far better value than a facelift.

    Interested in learning more about affordable, non-invasive cosmetic procedures? Then visit your local LaserAway.

    We’re proud to offer the most medical spa service options of any national skincare provider. We hire only the most highly trained staff experienced and certified in administering laser and other dermatological procedures. What’s more, we use only the most innovative techniques and cutting-edge laser technology.

    We aim to make your medical spa experience comfortable, enjoyable and satisfying. Schedule a free, no obligation consultation today by emailing or calling the staff at LaserAway at (888) 965-2737. We look forward to helping you recapture youth without breaking the bank.

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