Increase in Botox Training Correlates with Increase in Botox Treatments

The IAPAM recently identified a correlation between the increase in physicians engaging in comprehensive, hands-on Botox Training, and the significant growth in the 4Q 2009 in botulinums and dermal filler procedures. In a recent survey, conducted by MEDACorp in January 2010, the 4Q year-to-year growth in the delivery of cosmetic injectables, grew by an encouraging 8.1%.

Las Vegas, NV, February 13, 2010 --( The Key to a Successful Medspa is Training and Injectables

Through discussion with its members, and by analyzing recent healthcare market research, the IAPAM has identified that in the 4Q of 2009 and in the first months of 2010, aesthetic medicine physicians are preforming more cosmetic injectables procedures, more chemical peels treatments and more medical microdermabrasions vs. more invasive treatments. The rationale for this increase may be that the economy is improving, and many of the jobless are looking to be more competitive as they re-enter the employment market. To that end, many job seekers appreciate the competitive advantage of taking a few years off of their faces. In support of this market growth, the IAPAM is increasing its offerings of educational programs like its Aesthetic Medicine Symposium with Botox Training.

Dates for the upcoming 2010 IAPAM Aesthetic Medicine Symposiums will take place on:

March 27-29, 2010;
April 24-26, 2010; and
June 5-7, 2010.
The upcoming 2010 IAPAM Botox/Dermal Filler Training Bootcamps will be held on:

March 6-7, 2010;
April 17-18, 2010;
May 15-16, 2010; and
June 12-13, 2010.
The 2010 dates for the upcoming Advanced Dermal Filler Training are:

March 5, 2010;
April 16, 2010;
May 14, 2010; and
June 11, 2010.

Another Critical Growth Area is Medically Supervised Weight Loss Management

The other area of significant growth among medical spas is in area of medical weight management. By including a medically supervised weight management offering to patients, particularly one that utilizes the latest weight management modalities such as: hCG protocols or ketogenisis, B6/B12 injections, VLCD/LCD programs, the use of lipase inhibitors and prescription appetite suppressants, and laser and ultrasound assisted liposuction.

Therefore, as part of the IAPAM's commitment to enduring physician education, the Aesthetic Medicine Symposium now includes a New seminar on the IAPAM's Exclusive New hCG Protocol and Medical Weight Loss Program training. The upcoming 2010 dates for the NEW Medical Weight Loss Sessions are:

March 26, 2010
April 23, 2010 and
June 4, 2010

It is the conclusion of the IAPAM, that the key to growth in the first and second quarters of 2010 will be offering lower cost, short term procedures (i.e. injectables, chemical peels, skin care and medical microdermabrasion) versus higher cost, long term procedures (i.e. face lifts, breast augmentation). To prepare to capture this market growth in 2010, doctors will seek out professional training programs, offered in medical facilities not hotel rooms, by physicians and other pre-eminently trained medical and business personnel, such as the IAPAM's Aesthetic Medicine Symposiums, the IAPAM's Medically Supervised Weight Loss Training, the IAPAM's Aesthetic Practice Start-Up Seminars, and the IAPAM's Botox and Dermal Filler Programs.

For more information on the IAPAM's 2010 calender of Aesthetic Medicine Symposiums, Injectables Training, Medical Practice Start-Up Workshops or Medical Weight Management Seminars, please visit or contact Jeff Russell, Executive Director, IAPAM, at 1-800-219-5108 ext. 705,

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), dentists (DDSs/DMDs) doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs), physicians assistants (PA’s) and nurse practitioners (NP’s). The IAPAM was founded to unite licensed physicians who practice aesthetic medicine and their supporters. Information about the association can be accessed through IAPAM’s website at or by contacting:
Jeff Russell, Executive-Director
International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)
1-800-219-5108 x705

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International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine
Jeff Russell
1-800-219-5108 ext. 705
848 N. Rainbow Blvd., #713
Las Vegas, NV 89107