Why Not Be Perfect?

The Skinny on the Beauty Industry

The most common procedures for those 18 and under last year were laser hair removal, microdermabrasion and rhinoplasty. This age group accounted for 1.5 % of all cosmetic work. People ages 35 to 50 made up 47% of the total, and those between 51 and 64, 24%.

For the record:

12:00 a.m. July 23, 2006 For The Record
Los Angeles Times Sunday July 23, 2006 Home Edition West Magazine Part I Page 5 Lat Magazine Desk 1 inches; 34 words Type of Material: Correction
The credit for a ring worn by the model in “Why Not Be Perfect?” (The Forever Young Issue, July 9) was omitted: Anthony Nak citrine ring, at Barneys New York, Beverly Hills and


205 % - The growth rate of med-spas in the last five years. As some medical procedures became more routine so did the trend to give clients one place for pedicures and their Botox injections.

50,000 - Number of people in El Segundo dermatologist and skin-care line founder Howard Murad’s “patient base,” says Murad.

2-3" - the length of the incision typically required for buttock augmentation.

61+ - Number of TV guest appearances made by the Beverly Hills surgeon Robert M. Rey, star of E! network’s aesthetic surgery reality series “Dr. 90210.”


$110 - Price for 1 ounce of Creme de la Mer, the moisturizer said to be invented decades ago in the garage of an aerospace physicist as a salve for his chemical burns.

$890 Million - $925 Million: Expected range of Botox sales in 2006.

$12.4 Billion - The approximate amount of money spent last year in the U. S. on a total of about 11.5 million procedures, both surgical and nonsurgical. - where people dish about who’s had what done



Med-Spas: International Spa Assn. Dr. Murad: Incision length: Dr. Rey: Moisturizer: Procedures performed: American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Consumer spending: American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Botox sales: