RealSelf's Consumer Cosmetic Treatment Survey, conducted by Harris Interactive, reported that, "if money were not an issue," 69% of adults would seek out minimally invasive procedures. This was an increase over 2009 reports, by 14%. Of the treatments that adults would entertain, teeth whitening was at the top of the list (48%), followed by hair removal (27%), cellulite treatments (14%), vein treatments (13%), dermal filler procedures (12%), laser skin treatments (9%), chemical peels and botox (7%).
Equally, the most recent ASPS Statistics show a similarly "good-news" story for minimally invasive treatments. The ASPS reports that there were 11 million cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures performed in 2009, an increase of 1% over 2008, and an astounding increase of 99% over the course of the first decade of this millennium. Surgical procedures declined by 20% over this same 9 year period. Office-based cosmetic procedures were up 6%, and the top non-invasive modalities were reported to be: botulinum toxin type A, soft tissue fillers, chemical peels, medical microdermabrasion, and laser hair removal.
Jeff Russell, Executive Director of the IAPAM, concurs with the findings of the aforementioned reports. "We are hearing from our members that minimally invasive procedures like cosmetic injectables, medically supervised hCG weight loss as well as microdermabrasion and chemical peels are in tremendous demand by patients, and we are seeing a correlating increase in the demand for our training. Registration for our cornerstone training program, the IAPAM's Aesthetic Medicine Symposium, has dramatically increased in the last 6 months. Physicians are realizing they not only need to offer botox treatments to their patients, but also laser hair removal, IPL skin rejuvenation, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion. Organizations, like the IAPAM, educate physicians on how to package these treatments for the most appealing and profitable outcomes."
In line with these findings, the IAPAM's Aesthetic Medicine Symposium provides a forum for physicians to immerse themselves in training on the top 5 minimally invasive procedures. Leading the faculty is a team of renowned cosmetic dermatologists who cover aesthetic patient consultations, facial anatomy & musculature, product preparation, pain management, procedural protocols, post treatment issues and continuing practice support. Unlike other programs, the Botox Training is done in a clean, multi-million dollar medical facility, not a hotel room chair. The IAPAM has also added a day focused on how to add hCG and Medically Supervised Weight Loss to a medical practice or medspa. Indeed, doctors who have completed the IAPAM's Weight Loss, Aesthetic Medicine Symposium and/or
Aesthetic Practice Business Start-Up training certainly have a competitive advantage.
For more information on the IAPAM's June 5-6th Aesthetic Medicine Symposium and/or the IAPAM's June 4th hCG/Physician Weight Loss Training, please see http://www.iapam.com or http://www.iapam.com/
About the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)
The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine is a voluntary association of physicians and supporters, which sets standards for the aesthetic medical profession. The goal of the association is to offer education, ethical standards, credentialing, and member benefits. IAPAM membership is open to all licensed medical doctors (MDs) and doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs). Information about the association can be accessed through IAPAM’s website at http://www.IAPAM.com or by contacting:
Jeff Russell, Executive-Director
International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)
Physician hCG Medical Weight Management Training http://www.aestheticmedicinesymposium.com/
IAPAM's hCG Group on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/
Botox is a trademark of Allergan, Inc.
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The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine is a voluntary association of physicians, setting standards in the aesthetic medical profession and offering education (botox training), credentialing, etc. to assist physicians.