Growth in the ethnic patient population has been driven by growing diversity of skin types and shifting trends in US demographics. In addition, products and procedures that target the ethnic market are also bringing more ethnic patients into the clinic. Moreover, nearly one-third of ethnic patents indicated in a recent survey that they would consider having cosmetic surgery and many cosmetic surgeries are being performed in ethnic patients. According to recent surveys, 13 million cosmetic procedures were performed in 2010, an overall increase of 110% in minimally invasive procedures since 2000.
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