Volume 13 - Issue 8 - August 2005

T here may be a huge market for cosmetic procedures that I have overlooked. According to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, more than 223,000 cosmetic procedures, including nose reshaping, liposuction and facial skin resurfacing, are performed on patients 18 years of age or younger each year. And, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there are almost 9,000 Botox procedures performed on people 18 years or younger per year, more than 100,000 chemical peels done for this age group and more than 4,000 filler procedures performed. In dermatology, we are not (to my kno