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%.
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.
awfulplasticsurgery.com - where people dish about who's had what done
Med-Spas: International Spa Assn. Dr. Murad: www.murad.com/about-dr-murad.htm Incision length: www.cosmeticsurgerytimes.com Dr. Rey: www.DrRobertRey.com/pages/drreyinthemedia.htm Moisturizer: www.cremedelamer.com Procedures performed: American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Consumer spending: American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Botox sales: www.shareholder.com/AGN/ReleaseDetail.cfm?ReleaseID=195109