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2010 Statistics Confirm that Botox Training Helps Physicians Capture the 5% Growth

February 9, 2011 |

The IAPAM offers the industry’s leading botox training (, hCG for weight loss, and associated aesthetic medicine education (including training on lasers for skin rejuvenation and hair removal, medical microdermabrasion and medical grade chemical peels) for physicians. The IAPAM’s Aesthetic Medicine Symposium ( offers the most comprehensive, hands on, live demonstration and didactic instruction in all 5 of the top non-invasive procedures and offers unparalleled business support to physicians as they build successful aesthetic medicine practices and capture the reported 5% growth in the minimally-invasive market in 2010. 
The economy has officially been in a recession since the fourth quarter of 2008, but one would not know it if aesthetic medicine physicians were polled.  As evidenced in reports, like the recent announcement from The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), minimally-invasive procedures increased 5 percent in 2010, with nearly 11.6 million procedures being performed.
As in 2009, the top five minimally-invasive procedures were:
• Botulinum toxin type A (5.4 million)
• Soft tissue fillers (1.8 million)
• Chemical peels (1.1 million)
• Laser hair removal (938,000)
• Microdermabrasion (825,000)
“Injectables have remained robust despite the economy,” said ASPS President Dr. Haeck. “Botox® and Dysport® injections are up 12 percent, while, interestingly, fat injections are up 14 percent, which could reflect how a patient’s own fat is being used in more creative ways to rejuvenate the face and body.”
Jeff Russell, Executive Director of the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (, concurs with the findings of the aforementioned reports.  “We are hearing from our members that minimally invasive procedures like botox and other cosmetic injectables, medically supervised hCG weight loss as well as laser training,  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 (, 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 these 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.  Doctors who have completed the IAPAM’s Weight Loss, Aesthetic Medicine Symposium and/or Aesthetic Practice Business Start-Up training have a competitive advantage. 
For more information on the IAPAM’s upcoming Aesthetic Medicine Symposium and/or hCG/Physician Weight Loss Training, please see or or contact the IAPAM at 1-800-219-5108 ext. 704.
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), as well as NPs and PAs. 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 x704
IAPAM’s hCG Group on Facebook:
Botox is a trademark of Allergan, Inc. Dysport is a trademark of Medicis, Inc.

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