The more things change, the more they stay the same!
Statistics don’t lie (of course not!) but even the results this past year in Plastic Surgery procedures with our economic recession are impressive!
2011, finds an increase of 1.6 million total procedures to over 9 million procedures compared to 2010! Most requests were for minimally-invasive options. 82% included the top 5 MediSpa procedures:
1. Muscle relaxers: Botox ® and Dysport®
2. Fillers: Restylane ®, Perlane® and JuveDerm®
3. Laser Hair Reduction
5. IPL (for brown and red skin colors) and Laser treatments (fractional skin texture improvement)
While these minimally-invasive procedures saw a 2% decrease nationally, the practice of Dean Kane, MD in Pikesville, MD remained strong and showed an increase in the number of the above techniques.
Dr. Kane, in particular, is known for his creativity and instruction of injectible techniques. He has become recognized for his safe and efficacious use of muscle relaxants such as Botox and Dysport to raise and curve the eyebrow and diminish activity of the number “11” lines between the brow following other practitioners who cannot stop its formation. The use of layered fillers such as Perlane, Restylane and Radiesse and his personal technique using a blunt needle for cheek volume enhancement and pouty lip formation is trend setting.