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IAPAM Industry Reports

6 Tips for Aesthetic Practices

Free “6 Tips to Adding Aesthetic Medical Procedures to your Practice” e-Book. With 12,000 Americans turning 50 every day, many doctors are expanding their existing practices by adding non-reimbursable medical aesthetic procedures. The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM) has completed this tip guide designed to help physicians who want to add aesthetic […]

Botox Best Practices eReport

Botox Best Practices eReport The IAPAM is the world’s leading multi-specialty aesthetic medical association,  We provide physicians (MD/DO’s), PA’s, and NP’s with comprehensive hands-on Botox training led by board-certified cosmetic dermatologists. The IAPAM’s Botox training is the only Botox training program course, where: Injections are done in a CLEAN medical practice (per FDA recommendations), NOT a hotel room. You will receive certification from the IAPAM, […]

FDA News

Botox Receives FDA Approval for Treating Crow’s Feet

According to a September 11, 2013 CBS News report entitled “Botox Now FDA-Approved for Treating Crow’s Feet,”  Botox had been officially approved  for Crow’s feet, which are wrinkles at the outside  corners of the eyes. OnabotulinumtoxinA, known by the trade name ‘Botox’, is  made from the same neurotoxin which can cause food-borne botulism. When this  […]

FDA, Allergan warn of foreign Botox in counterfeit packaging sold to U.S. docs

A new wrinkle has developed in the fight by the FDA against counterfeit  drugs. An unapproved, foreign version of the cosmetic treatment Botox  has shown up in the U.S., this time in counterfeit packaging that makes it  appear to be the same product that is made for the U.S. market. The agency said in a […]

BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler Is Now Available Nationwide

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Based Dermal-Filler Provides Soft, Natural-Looking, Long-Lasting Results in a Safe and Quick Procedure Merz, Inc. through its aesthetics division, Merz Aesthetics, Inc., today announced the nationwide availability of BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler, a natural-looking, long-lasting dermal filler that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in November 2011 as a […]

Business Articles

Valeant to acquire Obagi for $344M

Valeant Pharmaceuticals is acquiring Obagi Medical Products for nearly $344 million, just months after acquiring Medicis Pharmaceutical for $2.6 billion. The definitive agreement would allow Valeant to acquire all outstanding common stock of Obagi for $19.75 per share in cash. The deal is expected to close in the first half of 2013, according to a […]

Wellness Centers and Liability

CAN I MAKE A PROFIT FROM THIS?” “What liabilities are involved?” These two questions are guaranteed to come up in regards to any emerging industry. As one of the fastest growing new industries on the market today, the business of wellness is no exception. Ten years ago, medical spas were the emerging trend. In today’s […]

Medicine 3.0: 25 Excellent Social Media Sites for Your Health

Recently, Health 2.0 reported that 34 percent of Americans turn to social media for health research. Their information, based upon an iCrossing report, shows that consumers choose Wikipedia, online forums and message boards as their most favored resources for information. Additionally, while these users are looking for answers, they also seek support and interaction. Interaction […]

Managing Your Online Reputation in the New World of Social Media

How do you manage your online reputation when everyone is a critic? That’s the question many of our physicians are asking us today. The answer requires a shift in the way we relate with consumers, moving away from one-way storytelling to strategies that enable conversations with prospective patients. Implementing a reputation management program as a […]

Aesthetic Medicine News

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Reports Americans Spent Largest Amount on Cosmetic Surgery Since The Great Recession of 2008

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) today released its complete 17th annual multi-specialty statistical data indicating a 12% overall increase in cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2013. More than 11 million cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures were performed by board-certified plastic surgeons, dermatologists and otolaryngologists in the United States, totaling […]

American Society of Plastic Surgeons Reports 15.1 Million Cosmetic Procedures in 2013; Marks Fourth Consecutive Year of Growth

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) today released its annual procedural statistics reporting that 15.1 million cosmetic surgery procedures, including both minimally-invasive and surgical, were performed in the United States in 2013, up 3 percent since 2012. In addition, 5.7 million reconstructive surgery procedures were performed last year, up 2 percent. What’s behind the […]

Jury Still Out On Facial Exercises as Method for Aesthetic Rejuvenation

First systematic review finds evidence on facial exercises lacking Facial exercises have been touted as a less invasive and less expensive alternative to traditional facial rejuvenation procedures, but do they really work? To evaluate the efficacy of this nonmedical approach to facial revitalization, researchers from Belgium systematically reviewed the medical literature, identifying nine studies that […]

Medical Weight Management

Is Your Diet Aging You?

Yes, what you put on your plate might be affecting what you see in the mirror. But how? “Poor-quality foods, like trans fats, cause inflammation — and aging is basically a chronic inflammatory state,” says Timothy Harlan, MD. He is assistant professor of medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. “Can you look older because […]

High Dietary Acid Load May Increase Diabetes Risk

Women with a high dietary acid load — typically associated with eating lots of protein but few vegetables — had a 56% higher risk for type 2 diabetes than  women in the lowest quartile for dietary acid load, in a new analysis of the Étude epidémiologique auprès des femmes de la Mutuelle Générale de l’Education Nationale — […]

MedSpa Marketing

Protected: Client e-Newsletter Services

In order to be successful in the aesthetic medicine / medical spa industry, you’ll need to keep in touch with your clients. A great, easy, spam-compliant program is Constant Contact. Constant Contact makes it easy to create professional-looking emails—fast and with no technical expertise. With more than 300 easily customized email templates, a step-by step […]

To Groupon or Not to Groupon: The Profitability of Deep Discounts

Executive Summary: For consumers, online discount vouchers (like those offered by have obvious appeal: discounts as large as 90 percent. But for retailers offering the deals through the site, does the publicity compensate for the deep hit to profit margins? This paper sets out to help small businesses decide whether it makes sense to […]

Groupon and the Medical Spa

by Cindy Graf I listened to a webinar last night regarding the ups and downs of Groupon Social Media advertising. I know that many of you have been tempted to or have done a marketing promotion with a Social Media Site.  I have had about 7 medical spas almost go under due to poorly positioned […]

IAPAM Introduction Video

Physician Education

Clinic Sees Surge in 2008 Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Procedures

The non surgical rhinoplasty, or nose job, was one of 2008’s most inquired about filler services at the Twin Cities medical spa, Skin Rejuvenation Clinic of Edina. Although the procedure can’t reduce the size of a larger nose, it can be an excellent alternative to plastic surgery for those people seeking to camouflage bumps, drooping […]

The Hybrid Lift Combines Two Procedures for a Natural-Looking Face Lift

The facial plastic surgeons at Profiles Beverly Hills have developed a minimally – invasive procedure that offers excellent cosmetic results that last. The rage for a few years was the “minimally-invasive face lift” -Feather lift, Lunchtime lift, and the list goes on and on. But for anyone who is considering one of these procedures, it’s […]

Laser Safety

When I go to the doctor’s office it is important for me to see their credentials on the wall of their office or in the hallway. Credentials set you and me apart from the rest; it inspires confidence in your clients and colleagues that you have taken that extra step in aesthetic laser training.

Medical Spa News

Baby Quasar Review: Anti-Aging Series

Photo rejuvenation has made headlines in the anti-aging industry for its role in reversing and reducing the signs of aging. Quasar Light Therapy  is a leader in spa grade professional light therapy products and in 2007 redefined skincare by creating a product that allows us bring the “spa home”. The Baby Quasar is designed with […]

A Possible Cure for Unsightly Cellulite?

Findings from a new study published in the November/December 2008 issue of Aesthetic Surgery Journal suggest that a combination treatment using laser energy and fat transplantation shows promise in significantly improving cellulite.  Cellulite is a common condition that gives the appearance of lumpiness and dimpling across the skin and is most prevalent in the thigh, […]

Divorce, Antidepressants, Or Weight Gain/Loss Can Add Years To Your Face

Your mother’s wrinkles — or lack there of, may not be the best predictor of how you’ll age. In fact, a new study claims just the opposite. The study, involving identical twins, suggests that despite genetic make-up, certain environmental factors can add years to a person’s perceived age. Results just published on the web-based version […]


The Reviews are In: IAPAM’s hCG and Botox Training “Exceeds Expectations”

The latest reviews from physicians who have attended the IAPAM’s Training Seminars in Scottsdale, Arizona have been published. Physicians affirm that attending the IAPAM’s hCG Training and Aesthetic Medicine Symposium with Botox Training “is the best money [they] have spent.” Physician testimonials about the physician-lead Symposium with Botox training ( ) and the IAPAM’s […]

Aesthetic Videos

Dr. P. Alexander Ataii Discusses Ultherapy

Dr. Alexander Ataii of Laser Clinique featured on ABC News KGTV 10 for the latest cosmetic enhancement called Ultherapy. Ultherapy is a non-invasive face and neck lift procedure that using Ultrasound sound waves to tighten the skin in the brow, around the eyes, the midface and the upper neck. Please call (858)481-7701 or view there […]

IAPAM Announces hCG Clean Start Weight Loss Program

Jeff Russell, Executive-Director of the IAPAM announces the new hCG Clean Start Weight Loss Program for physicians who would like to incorporate an easy to implement hCG weight loss program into their busy medical practice or weight loss clinic. For the latest hCG training dates, visit the Program Highlights By the end of this […]

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Consumer Education

Advances in Treating Hyperpigmentation

With summer upon us, patients will spend more time outdoors doing the things they love to do. While having fun, most people do not think about the effects of the sun upon the skin. Sun exposure will either cause or exacerbate problems of pigmentation. One of the most common concerns patients present are disorders of […]

Your best face: Beautiful skin at 40 and beyond

The best skin of your life may well be ahead of you. Sure, with each passing decade, you face fresh challenges in your quest for a radiant complexion: There are the newfound crow’s feet in your 40s, the postmenopausal dryness in your 50s, and the sagging that sets in by your 60s. But the right […]

Botox For Men On The Rise

Botox and other non-cosmetic procedures are apparently being used more and more by men. A growing number of middle-aged men are reportedly freezing their faces with botox injections and having their love handles nipped and tucked too.

Leading Anti-Wrinkle Cream Dermaxin Offers Safe & Natural Alternative to Dangerous Injected Dermal Fillers

The cosmetics world is constantly on the lookout for the next greatest breakthrough in anti-wrinkle treatment. A popular form of treatment up until recently has been injected dermal fillers, which can minimize the appearances of fine lines and wrinkles, and make the skin suppler and youthful. However, amidst recent FDA reports warning of numerous and […]

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