02 February 2011The rise in demand for non-invasive cosmetic procedures has caused a spike in the number of requests for formal training in administering Botox, laser hair removal, microdermabrasions, and other non-surgical procedures. Recent research carried out by The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM), has revealed a significant increase in the number of people registering for their Aesthetic Medicine Symposium training programme. This programme allows aesthetic practitioners to add procedures such as Botox and dermal fillers to their repertoire. “Physicians are realising they not only need to offer Botox treatments to their patients, but also laser hair removal, IPL skin rejuvenation, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and physician-directed skin care to their healthcare businesses”, says Jeff Russell, executive director of the IAPAM. All practitioners offering injectable cosmetic treatments should be registered with the International Healthcare Advisory Services (IHAS). As more and more clinics are seeking to maximise growth by offering non-surgical procedures, consumers are advised to only visit those that are registered by the IHAS.