The cosmetic industry is constantly in high demand. Americans spent nearly $10.7 billion on cosmetic procedures in 2010. Of that total, almost $6.6 billion was spent on surgical procedures; $1.9 billion was spent on injectable procedures; $1.8 billion was spent on skin rejuvenation procedures; and almost $500 million was spent on other nonsurgical procedures including laser hair removal and laser treatment of leg veins. In short, a professional with a laser and light-based hair removal certification will continually be sought after.
Cosmetic minimally invasive procedures performed neared 8 million procedures in 2010. Nonsurgical procedures accounted for 83% of the total number of procedures performed representing 39% of total expenditures.