Vital Statistics 2020

03 Feb 2020

Statistics featured in the Aesthetics Journal


  • Over the last year, the most google searched plastic surgery in the UK was hair transplantation followed by liposuction then breast reduction (, 2019)
  • In a survey of 2,003 respondents, 76% of women said that they feel more confident on a good skin day and 61% suffer from 'compare and despair syndrome' (Foreo, 2019)
  • Since 2014, there has been year on year growth on the average amount of time per day spent using the internet via mobile phones. Most recent;y, 2018 saw a 23% increase and 2019 saw a 4.3% rise (Hootsuite Digital Report, 2019)
  • 54% of women worldwide consider undereye bags as a top concern, whilst for 36% it is wrinkles around the eyes (Allergan 360 report, 2019)
  • The market value for the beauty and personal care industry reached around £14.7 billion as of 2019 and is expected to grow to over £15 billion in 2020 (Statista, 2019)
  • Across Europe last year there were 724.7 million internet users and 462.5 million active social media users (Hootsuite Digital Report, 2019)


  • Occupations with the highest rates of work-related contact dermatitis are floristis, beauticians, cooks, hairdressers and barbers, and certain manufacturing and healthcare occupations (Work-related Skin Disease report, Health and Safety Executive, 2019)
  • Online Searches for lymphatic drainage treatments have increased 36% in the past year (YELP 2019)
  • 64% of marketers either have or are planning to incorperate Instagram Stories into their marketing strategy (Social Media Trends 2019, Hootsuite)
  • According to a 2019 audit of UK dermatology coverage, there are 699 consultant dermatologists in England, 71 in Scotland, 38 in Wales and 23 in Northern Ireland (APPGS, 2019)
  • 53% of consumers worldwide would consider a non-invasive body contouring treatment (Allergan 360 Aesthetics Report 2019)
  • In a survey of 1,200 male workers, 44% said they had struggled with anxiety at work (Mens Health magazine, 2019)


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