Aesthetic Medicine Symposium Series Will Include Botox Training

The IAPAM will be hosting a series of training events for physicians at the Aesthetic Medicine Symposium in 2010, and physicians interested in learning the latest techniques in the field of aesthetic medicine will have the chance to take part in a physician-lead Botox training program.

As the number of patients seeking minimally invasive procedures such as Botox and other dermal filler injections continues to grow, more and more physicians are looking to hire licensed aestheticians to provide these services, or are undergoing training themselves so that they can administer treatments in their office. The IAPAM has integrated the key principles and clinical practices for administering Botox and other minimally invasive procedures, and will be hosting a hands-on practice on the best injection techniques during its training sessions scheduled in Scottsdale Arizona in February, March, April and June.

The Botox Training program includes a Botox/Filler Bootcamp series for physicians that have little or no experience administering Botox injections. According to the Aesthetic Medicine Symposium website, “Physicians will learn Dysport and Botox Injection Techniques, Protocols and Guidelines from a board-certified dermatologist. In addition, this 2-day program will combine the latest non-invasive medical aesthetic procedural training with proven strategies to successfully integrate them into your practice or open a new medical spa.”

The Advanced Botox and Dermal Filler training program provides physicians who have some experience with dermal fillers with 10 hours of intensive hands-on training. This two-day training session covers best practices for administering Botox Cosmetic, Juvederm, Restylane and Perlane. Each physician is scheduled to inject between 10 to 14 patients over the weekend.

In addition to completing hands-on training, the Aesthetic Medicine Symposium will give physician an opportunity to receive certification as an Accredited Member in Aesthetic Medicine, take home DVDs of the cosmetic training program, and receive one year of practice support.

Further Reading

  • A new TV show in Australia called The Shire recently spotlighted plastic surgery and featured the stars of the show having now qualms about treatments. The show’s stars Sophie and Vernesa aren’t afraid to show off their fake breasts in revealing tops and dresses, and are both sporting the infamous lip-enhanced pouts. Vernesa admits that she’s been told not to have any more filler treatments in her lips to prevent her lips from touching her nose. She undergoes Botox for the first time on camera.

  • Kim Kardashian continues to shoulder rumors about having plastic surgery, and some people report that the star has had multiple procedures including liposuction, breast augmentation, and Botox. Kim has admitted to having Botox, as well as VelaShape treatments designed to treat cellulite and smooth out the skin. She reportedly undergoes laser facial treatments to maintain her smooth skin and ward off the effects of aging. But has she really gone under the knife for more extensive procedures?

  • With only about a month of summer left, you may be considering going under the knife to maintain that bikini body or be in better shape for next season.  While demand for plastic surgery runs high during the winter months so that patients have time to heal before summer, there is still a significant demand for certain procedures over the warm weather months. According to the results of a recent report by, patients are still flocking to the plastic surgeon’s office to look “red-carpet ready” or undergo a mini-makeover.