ASDS: Skin Cancer Treatments Among Most Frequently Performed Procedures in 2015

May 4, 2016

Dermatologic surgeons performed nearly 10 million medical and cosmetic procedures in 2015 – up 5 percent since 2014 and 27 percent since 2012, according to the 2015 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Survey on Dermatologic Procedures.

For the fourth year in a row, skin cancer treatments ranked as the most-performed procedure (3.17 million) by ASDS members. Treatments for melanoma were up 5 percent over 2014. Since 2012, skin cancer treatments have risen 18 percent, the survey showed.

Members also performed 6.7 million cosmetic treatments in 2015 – with the largest year-to-year growth seen in soft-tissue fillers (35 percent) and body sculpting (11 percent), the survey found.

 The top cosmetic treatments in 2015 were:

  • 2.62 million laser, light and energy-based procedures
  • 1.79 million neuromodulators
  • 1.36 million soft-tissue fillers
  • 596,000 chemical peels
  • 230,000 body sculpting treatments 

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