22 February 2012

An increasing number of medical professionals are seeking training in how to perform non-surgical cosmetic treatments. That's according to the Las Vegas-based International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM), which offers courses covering a range of cosmetic treatments from laser procedures to Botox.Jeff Russell, executive director of the IAPAM, said changes in the type of treatments popular with patients were now filtering through, with clinics keen to ensure they offer a full range of services. He said: "We are hearing from our members that minimally invasive procedures like Botox and dermal fillers, as well as microdermabrasion, continue to grow in demand by patients, and we are seeing a correlating increase in attendance at our Symposium with Botox training." Mr Russell also said that training programmes based on laser hair removal, IPL skin rejuvenation, chemical peels and microdermabrasion, were also proving to be increasingly popular as clinics strive to meet consumer demand.