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In 2016, Americans spent more than 15 billion dollars on combined surgical and nonsurgical procedures for the first time ever. Nonsurgical procedures were up seven percent in 2016.

The nonsurgical procedures that saw the most significant increases in 2016 include: photorejuvenation (up 36 percent), hyaluronic acid (up 16 percent), laser tattoo removal (up 13 percent), nonsurgical skin tightening (up 12 percent), and botulinum toxin (up eight percent).

People between the ages 35 to 50 had the most procedures performed (over 5.3 million, ac­counting for 39.3 percent of the total).

Nonsurgical procedures for men and women over the age of 65 have increased by 93 percent in just five years.

Men had nearly 185,000 surgical procedures, (nine percent of the total) and more than 1 million nonsurgical procedures, (nine percent of the total) in 2016.

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