International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine

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The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM) is a voluntary association founded to unite licensed physicians who practice aesthetic medicine, by assisting in their professional and personal development.


The IAPAM membership is open to licensed Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.), and the medical students studying for those degrees. The goal of the IAPAM is to offer education, ethical standards, and credentialing to those professionals working towards discrete certifications in Aesthetic Medicine.

The IAPAM was founded in 2006, and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are currently over 600 physician and associate members from various parts of the world, including the United States, Canada, the UK, Singapore, South Africa, Colombia, Venezuela, Norway, South Korea, Israel, Pakistan, Germany, Egypt, Argentina, Italy, Philippines, Jamaica, Mexico, Taiwan and Indonesia.

The IAPAM has two advisory boards. The medical advisory board is composed of experienced physicians, including board certified dermatologists, and other physicians specializing in aesthetic medicine. In addition, there is a business advisory board which is composed of several industry experts in the aesthetic medicine and medical spa fields. The physicians direct the clinical training, and the business advisory board provides business expertise to practitioners as well as manages the day to day operations of the IAPAM and its events.

About the IAPAM[edit]

The IAPAM was founded to help physicians add non-insurance medical procedures to their practice in a profitable manner. Since 2006, we have been providing hands-on, CME aesthetic medicine and medically supervised weight loss training programs. 1,000’s of physicians have successfully added “fun” medicine into their practice. They find it’ refreshing to see happy and healthy patients!

All of the procedures the IAPAM teaches are cash-based, you will no longer wait for dwindling insurance reimbursements at a later date; you will be paid in full when you perform the procedure.

We will teach you what they don’t teach you in medical school, the right way to structure a successful cash-based medical practice, along with expert medical training in those procedures.

Adding aesthetics is much more than just adding Botox® to your practice, the IAPAM has an expert faculty of physicians to help you do it the right way, so you can meet your patients needs and make money at the same time!

Definition of Aesthetic Medicine:

“A branch of medicine focused on satisfying the aesthetic desires and goals of patients. This specialty is primarily focused on the pathophysiology of aging skin, and adheres to scientific based procedures.

Physicians practicing Aesthetic Medicine are trained in both invasive and non-invasive treatment modalities, and typically utilize a combination to meet the needs of the patient.” ~ International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine

IAPAM Mission

The IAPAM’s mission is to enable physicians to successfully add cash-based medical procedures to their medical practices. We believe that physicians should be paid for the work they do, and not be reliant on ever changing government or private insurance policies.

Core Values


Provide the highest quality aesthetic medical treatments, in the most responsive and communicative manner, to support our patients in reaching their goals.


We are honest in all interactions. We earn our reputation by adhering to the highest ethical standards and conduct. In all our dealings we will strive to be friendly and courteous, as well as fair and compassionate.

Constant Innovation

As the fastest growing specialty of medicine, we pride ourselves on keeping current in new treatments modalities and how they can benefit our patients.

Social Conscious

Strive to enrich the communities where we work and live.

IAPAM Code of Ethics

Our Members are dedicated to providing medically competent service with compassion and respect for human dignity; our Members understand the physician-patient relationship is based on confidentiality, trust, and honesty; and our Members maintain a reputation for truth and honesty.

In all professional conduct, IAPAM members are expected to provide competent and compassionate patient care, exercise appropriate respect for other health care professionals, other members and maintain the patient’s best interests; our Members follow the rules and regulations of their regulatory body, and maintain an active medical license.

Core competencies[edit]

The IAPAM focuses on providing clinical instruction pursuant to the following core competencies in the field of Aesthetic Medicine:

  • Light-based therapies (hair removal, laser treatments)
  • Cosmetic injectables (BotoxTM, soft tissue fillers)
  • Skin rejuvenation (medical grade chemical peels, microdermabrasion)
  • Medical weight management.

The IAPAM strives, specifically through continuing educational opportunities and practice support, to benefit all those physicians currently practicing within the field of Aesthetic Medicine, or those doctors looking to enter this growing medical specialty.


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