A survey conducted by laser manufacturer Cynosure has suggested that the majority of consumers are eager to resume treatments after lockdown, with 85% of global respondents indicating they plan to return to aesthetic treatments within 12 months of restrictions being lifted, and 63% saying they would be willing to return to practices within three months of restrictions being lifted.
The Return of Aesthetic Patients Post COVID-19 report is based upon the responses of 3,000 aesthetic patients across the US, the UK, Spain, South Korea and Australia.
The company also evaluated the best ways for clinics to make patients feel safe, with 36% of patients saying they would feel more reassured if people in waiting rooms were required to wear masks, and 34% would like to receive proactive communications and reassurances around in-office disinfection and safety procedures from their practices.
Todd Tillemans, CEO at Cynosure, said, "Giving our doctors what they need to best serve their patients remains our top priority, whether that's best-in-class laser technology or in this case, tangible global data to support clinicians as they make critical decisions to ensure the safety and security of their patients. The Cynosure team remains committed to its goal of educating aesthetic practitioners across the globe in an effort to help them chart a course forward that allows patients to resume the treatments that remain important to them."