The average age for starting aesthetic treatment has fallen from 35 to 20 in a decade

09/20/2022 at 3:16 p.m

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The use of social networks, the possibility of using filters and the appearance of applications that allow changing the shape of the face have contributed to the generation of new needs among younger patients

Spaniards are starting treatment with aesthetic medicine earlier each time, because if it was 35 years ago a decade ago, it will drop to 20 in 2022, according to a report by Spanish Society of Aesthetic Medicine (SEME), which links this greater demand among the younger profile to the influence of social networks.

According to “Sizing and socio-economic impact of Aesthetic Medicine in Spain”, the use of social networks, the possibility of using filters and the appearance of applications that allow changing the shape of the face, have contributed to the generation of new needs among younger patients, who for aesthetic consultations mostly require full of Hyaluronic acid on her lips Botulinum toxin.

Report confirms pandemic caused up to 30% cosmetic corrections and that is that the mask exposed the upper third of the face and also created the need to improve the appearance.

Botulinum toxin and the removal of dark circles are the star treatments in this period and throughout operationon blepharoplastytechnique for eyelid rejuvenation.

The study confirms that aesthetic medicine is ever growing market. In 2021, a total of 871,525 medico-aesthetic treatments were performed in Spain, of which 72% (626,778) correspond to facial treatments while 22% (191,515) were corporeal and 6% ie. 53 232, depilation and depilation.

According to the president of SEME, Juan Antonio Lopez40% of the Spanish population has used the services of aesthetic medicine on some occasion and of these, the majority of 71.8% correspond to women, while men represent 28.2%, 6% more than in the last report.

Lopez points out that most patients undergo treatment at least once a year and seek “natural and temporary beauty, where no excessive changes are perceived and they are not final’.

And it is that, according to this specialist, the Spanish population, with a higher life expectancy, is looking for self-care, feeling better for more years. “They are not looking for more years of life, but more quality of life”he points out.

As for the 60% of the population who do not use aesthetic medicine, the report shows that the majority (7 out of 10) admit that with VAT reduction, it is currently 21% they would consider resorting to these treatments.

In Spain, the number of health centers authorized by the Ministry of Health to practice aesthetic medicine amounts to 6,305, up 20% from 2019.

As there is no specialty through the MIR, to be able to practice it you must have a medical degree and go through specific postgraduate or master’s training already taught in 19 university institutions.

The study highlights that displacement of functions in the field of aesthetic medicine is still a common phenomenon and 15% of patients who went to consultations with the aesthetic doctors related to SEME admitted that they suffered the consequences of the intervention and in fact, , come from centers where they were treated by an unqualified person for medical action.

That is why the report emphasizes the importance of patients always ask for a college number or medical degree to the specialist treating you to check whether you are committing a crime or not.

And it emphasizes that placing it in the hands of unauthorized personnel can cause dangerous side effects such as infections, skin necrosis, tissue inflammation, loss of vision or contracting infectious diseases such as HIV or hepatitis C.

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