Help Your Patients Erase Their Past
Laser treatments are now an integral part of cosmetic health care in the modern world. Lasers are a non-evasive and cost-effective solution for a number of aesthetic needs and areas of the body. From hair removal to skin rejuvenation and even eye surgeries, there’s no doubt that the advent of laser treatments has revolutionized modern skin treatments.
In fact, today, offering cosmetic laser / IPL procedures including hair removal, skin rejuvenation, fractional skin resurfacing, skin tightening, QuantaUSA multi-color tattoo removal and other emerging procedures is essential in order to have a successful aesthetic practice or medical spa.
The IAPAM Aesthetic Laser and Tattoo Removal Training Program
IAPAM’s Aesthetic Medicine Symposium’s aesthetic laser and tattoo removal training represents the most comprehensive minimally invasive modality training for physicians new to the aesthetic medicine field. We focus on training physicians and their medical staff in the best practices for device-based aesthetic medicine treatments using lasers, light sources and radiofrequency devices to grow their education and grow their practice.
As part of the aesthetic laser and tattoo removal training program, participants will have the opportunity to learn the top five minimally invasive procedures including laser hair removal. You will also learn about tattoo removal, another highly sought aesthetic medical treatment by patients who got tattoos – many as young adults – and now regret their decision.
In addition to overviews of current clinical research, participants spend a half a day of the symposium on laser training, learning from leaders in the industry. Our comprehensive training covers the following:
- Utilizing IPL/Laser Technologies within an Aesthetic Practice or Medical Spa
- Difference between laser and IPL technologies.
- Physics of IPL/Laser devices (how to match the right equipment to the right procedure).
- Skin typing using the Fitzpatrick scale and patient selection.
- Principles and safety of lasers and IPL devices.
- Potential side effects and risks.
- Incorporating facial/skin rejuvenation into your practice.
The Many Benefits of Laser Treatments to Grow Your Practice
Aesthetic laser treatments can be used to treat a multitude of cosmetic concerns with little or no down time. All lasers work by producing a single wavelength (color) of light. In essence the laser produces a controlled injury to the skin that causes just the right amount of damage to promote new cell growth.
- Ablative lasers affect only top layers of the skin and allow for healing of superficial problems due to photo aging (sun damage) or chronological aging.
- Non-ablative lasers remove skin damage that is much more severe and the recovery time with a non-ablative laser is much swifter than it is when conventional ablative lasers (such as the CO2 and erbium type) are used. It is a sophisticated laser skin rejuvenation procedure.
Laser treatment can smooth wrinkles and tighten the skin, making them highly sought after by patients who want to look younger. Laser skin treatments are effective at:
- Eliminating fine lines on the upper lip, cheeks, and forehead
- Smoothing and tightening upper and lower eyelid skin
- Removing crow’s feet around the eyes
- Softening frown lines
- Removing freckles and brown spots
- Removing age spots
- Removing tattoos
- Removing stretch marks
- Removing burst blood vessels
- Reducing redness in the skin
- Flattening scars
- Repairing smoker’s lines
- Smoothing and polishing the complexion in general for a more youthful appearance
Why “Grow” your Practice by Adding Tattoo Removal?
Tattoo removal is one of the most sought after cosmetic procedures today by patients who decided either on a whim or as an informed choice to have a tattoo, only to decide later in life that they no longer wished to have one.
- Overwhelming Statistics
If one were to look at the statistics in the US, over 45 million Americans currently have at least one tattoo. Of this group, 36% of them range between the ages of 18-25 years, while around 49% are between 26 -40 years. A large majority of the population have black ink tattoos, and 70% of the total population who have tattoos are women.
It is clear that the potential patient population is huge. As the number of tattoos increases, so will the need for tattoo removal. In fact, 17% of the above population group regret ever getting a tattoo – this amounts to over 7.6 million people.
2. Enlarging Patient Base
If you are looking to expand your practice and have more patients attend your clinic, then adding tattoo removal to your service is definitely the way forward. The numbers are clear from the previously discussed statistics, and the potential to increase your patient base is big.
3. Increased Income
The average tattoo removal cost is $200, and each procedure takes around 15 minutes to perform. If you were to perform 3 – 4 procedures an hour, that could mean an additional $800 a day. The income stream just does not end there. Patients often need 6 to 7 sittings of treatments, making the average income per patient around $1200 to $1400. Some centers that have already started offering this procedure are seeing an increase in monthly income of around $20,000.