26th April 2011
As more people seek wrinkle treatments and other non-surgical cosmetic procedures the number of physicians training for Botox has increased, according to figures from the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM).
The body found by speaking to its members that physicians who are looking to combat issues with insurance payments are looking to diversify into non-surgical cosmetic treatments, and as demand for Botox grows they see an opportunity to increase takings.
Demand for training in laser hair removal and chemical peels has also increased, as the number of people wanting these treatments has shot up.
Men and women have contributed to the increase, which has seen the number of people having Botox treatments rise by almost ten per cent.
The IAPAM said that it expects to see the number of people asking for training increase, as the key to growth this year will be to offer cheap, short-term cosmetic solutions, rather than invasive surgery such as breast augmentations.
Several clinics offering cosmetic surgery said they have seen an increase in demand in recent months, as people prepare for summer.
Posted by Philip Briggs
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