Why should we choose to attend the IAPAM Aesthetic Medicine Symposium?
The IAPAM’s Aesthetic Medicine Symposium with Botox Cosmetic Training, is one of the very few Aesthetic Medicine/ Medical Spa training programs which is not operated or sponsored by equipment distributors, consultants or nurses. The goal of the symposium is to give you all the information you need to immediately start adding Aesthetic Medicine and Botox Cosmetic procedures to your practice.
The IAPAM is the only provider of aesthetic medical training courses that has 2 board certified cosmetic dermatologists on its teaching faculty, ensuring the best possible education for the attendees.
Our Botulinum Toxin (Dysport®, Botox®) training and dermal filler injection training is done in a clean medical facility, not a hotel room. Your cosmetic injectable training environment will be similar to your practice, since the injection technique for injecting a patient in a hotel room chair is much different, than a patient in a proper medical treatment table (chair).
The IAPAM offers the most comprehensive on-going support. We not only include a year of telephone/e-mail support for any medical spa or aesthetic practice questions, but all physician attendees will receive a complete 16 DVD cosmetic practice training program set that you can use as a refresher and to train your employees. In addition, you will receive a Botox® & Dermal Fillers training DVD set for you and your clinical staff. For more information on the aesthetic medicine DVD training program and to view a video clip, please visit the Summary Page. Members also gain access to the IAPAM Member Only social networking groups, including LinkedIn.
But, I only need Botox Training?
Botulinum Toxin’s (i.e. Dysport, Botox) are one of the most competitive aesthetic procedures. If you base your aesthetic practice or medical spa on offering only Botulinum Toxin (Dysport, Botox) injections, you are going to have a very hard time being profitable. By attending the Symposium, you are going to learn from an expert faculty on the right way to setup an aesthetic practice and how to choose the most profitable aesthetic procedures.
Incorporating Botulinum Toxin’s (i.e. Dysport, Botox) is certainly part of a successful practice, and we dedicate 3/4 of day on the topic. However, you will also learn about much more profitable aesthetic procedures that have very little start-up costs. You can read more on this here: http://www.aestheticmedicinenews.com/the-secret-to-a-profitable-aesthetic-practice-or-medical-spa.htm
Why is it only held in Scottsdale, Arizona?
We feel it’s critical that physicians entering adding aesthetics to their practice learn from true experts of the skin, and that is why we have board certified dermatologists teach you about the skin and injectables. In addition, part of the program includes you visiting a successful medical spa practice where you can see first hand how the practice is setup, and how skin care lines are merchandized. Plus, we follow the FDA’s recommendation and do not have injections done in hotel rooms, but an actual medical practice. 100% of our attendees have said the Aesthetic Medicine Symposium was worth the time and money! more
How many CME credits are available?
For the Symposium we recommend you take up to 15 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits for physicians (CE credits are also available for nurses who attend with their physicians). Since the Symposium is mainly hands-on, we suggest you take these prior to attending, this way you will have a better foundation of the most common aesthetic medicine procedures.
How much of the training is hands-on?
You will find over 40% of the time will be spent with an opportunity for hands-on training.
Will I receive a Certificate?
Yes, you will receive a certificate which is required by many medical malpractice insurance providers. You will also receive a glass membership plaque to display in your practice or medspa.
Do you offer any on-going support?
Yes, after taking the Symposium you will receive a year of practice support. You will also have an opportunity to integrate an entire comprehensive aesthetic medicine procedure training program into your practice via our on-line clinical training system. By using the included 16 DVD program, Building a Successful Cosmetic Medical Business (subjects include: Mastering the Consultation Process, Guide to Selling Photofacials, Marketing your Cosmetic Practice, Sell Injectable’s and Explode your business, and many more..), you will be able to establish a comprehensive training program for your current and any new staff. More information on DVD’s
You will also receive the DVD set that will give you a clinical how-to for Botulinum Toxin (Botox) training and dermal filler training. Watch a summary of the DVD’s:
Do you offer a Board Certification in Aesthetic Medicine?
Currently the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) does not offer a board certification in Aesthetic Medicine. When it does, we will work with them to offer official board certification to our members. The ABMS currently states: “antiaging is not a medical specialty, according to the American Medical Association and the American Board of Medical Specialties (which puts the “board” in “board-certified”).”
Which Botulinum Toxin products do you use in the Botox training?
We use either Botox Cosmetic® from Allergan, Inc. or Dysport® from Medicis, Inc. Please note, we do not accept product or sponsorship grants from Allergan or Medicis, giving you unbiased botulinum toxin training.
Which Dermal Filler products do you use in the training?
We use either Juvederm® from Allergan, Inc or Restylane® or Perlane® from Medicis, Inc. Please note, we do not accept product or sponsorship grants from Allergan or Medicis, giving you unbiased dermal filler training.
Which Chemical Peel products do you use in the training?
We use PCA Skin‘s chemical peel products and educators during the chemical peel portion of the training. The education you will learn is transferable to all physician directed chemical peel product lines.
Which Laser/IPL do you use in the training?
We use Palomar’s IPL/Laser. Please note, the science behind IPL and Laser technology and the procedures you will learn are transferable to all IPL and Laser platforms.
I have already purchased an IPL/Laser, will I benefit?
Absolutely, you will also learn some great tips and techniques on how to perform laser and light procedure patient consultations. In addition, the DVD series, which is included with the Symposium, includes excellent aesthetic training roll playing examples on how to perform patient consultations and how to perform the procedures.
I’m a dentist can I attend?
Yes, however you should check with your local licensing board to ensure performing these procedures is within your scope of practice. Please review all the benefits of the IAPAM’s Symposium for dentists.
I’m an RN/NP/LPN/PA can I attend?
Yes, PA’s and NP’s can attend at the physician price (unless they are attending as an assistant to a physician, then they can pay the assistant price). Licensed medical staff and practice/business managers can certainly attend with their supervising physicians. If your supervising physician doesn’t attend, then you may attend at the regular physician price (based on availability).
Who can attend the Monday Skin Biology and Chemical Peel Training?
In order to actually become a PCA Certified Professional and be able to purchase our chemical peels the attendee must be a licensed health care professional. This would be any of the following: aesthetician, RN, NP, PA, MA, LPN, MD, DO, cosmetologist, PA, dentist, chiropractor or acupuncturist. In order to qualify for certification they must be present for the entire didactic portion of the lecture and observe a minimum of 2 treatments.
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