Cosmetic and non-surgical procedures market expected to grow by 9% in 2012

The cosmetic surgery sector and market for non-surgical procedures has been predicted to grow by nine per cent in 2012. Key Note has forecast that the industry will be worth £775 million by the end of the year, Professional Beauty reports.Furthermore, this trend is expected to continue into 2013 and it is thought the sector will expand by 8.4 per cent to reach a value of £840 million by the end of next year. There has been a significant increase in the popularity of non-surgical procedures in recent years, with these treatments accounting for 32.2 per cent of the whole marketís total value in 2011. This suggests a growing number of people could be realising the benefits of opting for quick, non-invasive treatments such as Botox that do not inconvenience their daily lives and have virtually no recovery time. In terms of surgical treatments, breast augmentation procedures were discovered to be the largest sector, as these procedures accounted for 23.3 per cent of all treatments carried out in 2011.