Cover Focus | July/Aug '17

Aesthetics by the Numbers

An intro to crunching the numbers in beauty.

PLASTIC STATISTICS

15.4 MILLION

Estimated number of minimally invasive cosmetic procedures performed by US doctors in 2016 (up 180% since 2000)1

656,000

Estimated number of minimally invasive cosmetic procedures performed by US doctors in 2016 (up 180% since 2000)1

306,000

Estimated number of nonsurgical skin tightening —from platforms such as Pelleve, Thermi, Thermage, Ulthera— performed in the US in 20161

KNOW YOUR UV RAYS

There are three types of UV rays: UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C

  • UV-A rays can reach deep into human skin, damaging connective tissue and the skin’s DNA
  • UV-B rays, which help produce vitamin D in the skin, don’t reach as far into the skin as UVA rays, but they can still cause sunburn and damage DNA
  • UV-C rays are very dangerous, but they are absorbed completely by the ozone layer

MELANOMA

87,000

Estimated number of new melanomas that will be diagnosed in 20172
Approximately 60% of new melanomas will be diagnosed in men2

63

Average age at which people are diagnosed with melanoma2

95%

5-year survival rate for young adult patients diagnosed with melanoma3

1. American Society of Plastic Surgeons. 2016 Plastic Surgeons Statistics Report. www.plasticsurgery.org/news/plastic-surgery-statistics. Accessed August 1, 2017.

2. American Cancer Society. Key Statistics for Melanoma Skin Cancer. www.cancer.org/cancer/melanoma-skin-cancer/about/key-statistics.html. August 1, 2017.

3. American Cancer Society. Survival Rates in Young Adults With Cancer. https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancer-in-young-adults/survival-rates.html. August 1 12, 2017.

author
Leslie O’Dell, OD
  • Director, Dry Eye Center of PA, Wheatlyn Eye Care, Manchester, Pennsylvania
  • Financial disclosure: Speaker (Allergan, RPS, Shire); Consultant (Bruder, Paragon BioTeck)
  • lodell@dryeyecenterofpa.com; Twitter @helpmydryeyes
author
Whitney Hauser, OD
  • Associate Professor, Southern College of Optometry, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Financial disclosure: Board member (Paragon BioTeck, TearLab); Speaker and/or Consultant (Akorn, Allergan, Bio-Tissue, ScienceBased Health, Lumenis, NovaBay, Shire, TearScience)
  • DryEyeCoach@gmail.com; Twitter @drwhauser

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