The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Leadership Demonstrates Popular Anti-Aging Procedures in New York City

Facial Chemical Peel, Tear Trough Filler and Earlobe Rejuvenation Among Procedures

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March 29, 2012, 9:08 a.m. EDT

ALEXANDRIA, VA, Mar 29, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) hosted members of the media in New York City for a live demonstration of three popular non-invasive facial procedures.

Facial plastic surgery experts Tom D. Wang, M.D., President of the AAFPRS; Edwin F. Williams, M.D., Vice President of Public and Regulatory Affairs for the AAFPRS; and Steven Pearlman, M.D., past AAFPRS President, demonstrated experimental uses for injectable fillers for tear troughs and earlobes, as well as conducting a chemical peel/resurfacing procedure. Injectable fillers are currently used to rejuvenate the face by plumping up the skin, erasing wrinkles and re-contouring the face.

TO READ MORE ABOUT THE PROCEDURES PERFORMED AT THE EVENT, AND TO ACCESS DOWNLOADABLE PHOTOS AND OTHER ASSETS, CLICK HERE: http://www.multimedianewscenter.com/aafprs/innovative-anti-aging-procedures-demonstrated-in-nyc

"Every FDA approved product, including fillers, has an indication supported by data generated from clinical trials," said Dr. Wang. "However, research is underway for other potential uses for these fillers where patients can experience additional benefits. It takes skilled doctors who are trained in facial plastic surgery to understand what patients can benefit from these products and procedures."

According to results from a survey of Academy members, non-surgical procedures such as injectable fillers and chemical peels topped the list of the most requested procedures in 2011. Sixty-three percent of all procedures performed were cosmetic versus reconstructive procedures, and for the third consecutive year, women continued to outrank men for all procedures except for hair transplantation.

The most common non-surgical procedures last year were Botox (a type of neuromodulator) and hyaluronic acid injections, while the number of poly-l-lactic acid injections and fat injections increased slightly.

FOR FULL SURVEY RESULTS, CLICK HERE: http://www.aafprs.org/media/stats_polls/AAFPRS-2012-REPORT.pdf