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Cosmetic Surgery Sees Increase in 2011, While Botox and Other Minimally Invasive Procedures Fall

These are some of the key findings in the new statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).

Cosmetic surgical procedures increased almost 1% since 2010, while minimally invasive procedures decreased almost 2% in the same time period.

This is the 15th year the ASAPS has tracked plastic surgery. Since 1997, cosmetic procedures have increased 197% for men and women combined -- and there have been some changes over the years.

“Surgery seems to be slowly coming back,” says ASAPS President Jeffrey M. Kenkel, MD. He is a professor and vice chairman of the department of plastic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

Noninvasive procedures such as injectables do have a role, but individuals are looking for more durable results, says Kenkel.

One of the reasons that the numbers are creeping up is that people need to stay in the work force longer, which means that they must compete with their younger counterparts for the same jobs, he says.

Liposuction topped the list of most popular plastic surgeries in 2011, and injections of botulinum toxin type A (including Botox and Dysport) ranked as the top nonsurgical procedures, the new statistics show.



Philippe Cohen, the makeup maker, is taking his cosmetics plant to Palm Springs. It is important to consider that this era, characterized by the manufacturing firms moving overseas, is not one of the reasons behind the decision of Cohen to take his cosmetics firm no farther than the county lines.

Cohen owns Deerfield Beach-based Oxygen Holdings. He plans to build a 218, 000 square-foot manufacturing plant and headquarters in Palm Springs. According to Cohen, why would he take the company farther when there is a place nearer? He stated further, “To move overseas is late to the party right now. Why go somewhere else?”

Oxygen Holdings is a manufacturing firm that makes hair and skin products for cosmetic companies that already have brand-names. Cohen emphasized that a lot of his clients are willing to pay a little more if the products are made close to home, which is why he did not opt for far regions.

Moreover, Cohen’s Oxygen Holdings plant in Palm Springs is now considered to be the largest economic development project in the place’s history. The company is targeting to have 400 workers.

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NEW YORK, May 26, 2011 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Fusion Brands Inc. in partnership with Sony Pictures, and CBS Consumer Products is excited to announce the 2011 launch of Jabot Cosmetics, one of the first fictional beauty brands to become available for purchase to consumers. Inspired by the beauty company portrayed on daytime TV's Emmy award-winning and #1 rated series "The Young and the Restless" Jabot is now a premium collection of color cosmetics, advanced scientific skincare and luxurious fragrances, formulated to give fans and women access to Hollywood's backstage beauty secrets.

Jabot Cosmetics will launch at the 2011 Daytime Emmy Awards in Las Vegas, NV on June 19, 2011. The face of the brand, and one of the most popular stars on the show, Tracey E. Bregman, who plays Lauren Fenmore, will debut the brand live on the red carpet. "When it comes to our makeup and skincare, I think every woman wants what I want...beautiful, glamorous colors and most importantly, to see visible results. Whether you are a television actress, a mom or a busy executive, I just know when women try Jabot products; they will fall in love with them," said Bregman.

"Jabot is the crown jewel cosmetics company in town. It's such a huge part of the history of the show and has played a significant role in the inter-family dynamics of the Abbotts, particularly in Jack Abbott's relationship with his father John.  It's also a key ingredient to the decades long business rivalry between Jack and fellow titan Victor Newman. Blood has been lost and hearts have been broken over this company," explained Maria Bell, Producer and Head Writer, The Young and the Restless. "For the first time our fans can own a piece of the show, and at the same time, share in the storyline as it unfolds live on TV," added Bell. "The brand launch is going to be completely integrated to the show. The back story on how Jabot started and product development is going to be featured in Y&R story lines, and we are going to use actual Jabot products on-set with the same packaging as you will see in retail. Plus, viewers will soon see a new Jabot set as well!"

Alisa Marie Beyer, CEO of The Benchmarking Company, saw a real opportunity to bring this iconic, fan-worshipped part of the show to life for women and fans in a fun, exciting way. Beyer has been the force behind bringing the Jabot Cosmetics' concept to fruition and has created the brand, as well as a full-line of products designed to withstand the intensity of camera lights, and that contain powerful anti-aging actives to keep women looking youthful and feeling as glamorous as their favorite Hollywood actress. The Jabot story will be supported by ongoing storyline integrations with the show.

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OPIVU Cosmetics is launching their official website, followed by their online social media presence.

The website will also provide the chance to be part of the OPIVU Make Up Club. The [Make Up] Club will give members exclusive offers, not available to the general public or in-store. Members will have products shipped to their desired location for a certain price, each month. More features will be added to the website as the demographic reaches it’s fullest potential and the proper feedback is obtained.

In addition, the website will provide customer service as well as the proper links to official social media websites, such as Facebook, Twitter (@OPIVUCosmetics), and YouTube ( A specific team, who will understand the “voice” of the company, are educated on the products, and kept up-to-date with the latest news and information regarding the company and products, will moderate OPIVU’s social media outlets. These outlets will allow OPIVU and their consumers to interact with one another and bring special offers to consumers who follow and use certain social media outlets.

Customer Service 1-866-73-OPIVU.

OPIVU Cosmetics will be available at Opulence IV U Salon (located at 111-A Town & Country Drive, Danville, California 94526) and expanding to retailers.

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Veteran actress Dame Judi Dench has asked officials of The European Union (EU) to ban animal testing for cosmetics sold in Europe.

EU is set to introduce legislation in 2013, outlawing the sale of products tested on laboratory animals. But it is reportedly said that the ban could be pushed back by 10 years.

Dench has joined stars including Ricky Gervais, Melanie Chisholm and Sir Paul McCartney's daughter Mary, where they signed a petition drawn up by animal rights campaigners and urged politicians not to delay the move.

"Using animals to test cosmetics is cruel and should be stopped. These days there are other means of testing which do not involve animal suffering. I totally support a sales ban and urge EU politicians to keep their promise to help stop this practice by 2013," quoted the 76-year-old as saying.

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