Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - February 26, 2013 -- The economy is seeing an upturn and so too is the aesthetic medical industry. The ASPS published that cosmetic procedures, both surgical and minimally invasive were up 5% over 2011. The IAPAM's Aesthetic Medicine Symposium offers the most comprehensive, hands on, live demonstration and didactic instruction in all of the top 5 non-invasive procedures that the ASPS reports on, and offers unparalleled business support to physicians as they build successful aesthetic medical practices and capture the continued growth in the minimally-invasive market in 2013.
Surgical procedures grew only by 1% in 2012, but non-surgical treatments, such as botox, dermal fillers and chemical peels grew by 6%. "More people are turning to the more inexpensive non-invasive procedures rather than surgical cosmetic procedures," says Jeff Russell, Executive Director of the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (http://www.iapam.com). "They may not get the long term benefits of a face lift, but with a combination treatment of botox and dermal fillers, then can get a great result at a fraction of the price." In the recent report from The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), there were 13 million non-surgical procedures performed in 2012, and as in 2011, in 2012, the top five minimally-invasive procedures were:
- Botulinum toxin type A (6.1 million procedures, up 8 percent)
- Soft tissue fillers (2 million procedures, up 5 percent)
- Chemical peel (1.1 million procedures, up 2 percent)
- Laser hair removal (1.1 million procedures, up 4 percent)
- Microdermabrasion (974,000 procedures, up 8 percent)
"For the third consecutive year, the overall growth in cosmetic surgery continues to be driven by a significant rise in minimally-invasive procedures," confirmed Dr. Gregory Evans, MD, President of the ASPS.
Jeff Russell concurs. "We are hearing from our members that minimally invasive procedures like botox and other cosmetic injectables, medically supervised hCG weight loss (http://www.hcgtraining.com) as well as laser treatments, 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 with botox training (http://www.aestheticmedicinesymposium.com), has steadily 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 hands-on and live demonstration training on these top 5 minimally invasive procedures. Leading the faculty is a team of renowned, board-certified 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.
For more information on the IAPAM's upcoming Aesthetic Medicine Symposium and/or hCG Physician Training Seminar (http://www.hcgtraining.com), please see http://www.iapam.com or contact the IAPAM at 1-800-219-5108 ext. 704.
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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 (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs). The IAPAM offers aesthetic medicine and hCG medical weight management programs, including: botox training, medical aesthetic training, laser training, physician hCG training, and aesthetic practice business training. Additional information about the association can be accessed through the IAPAM's website (http://www.iapam.com) or by contacting:
Jeff Russell, Executive-Director
International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)
1-800-219-5108 ext. 704