Aesthetics

The Aesthetic Anti-Aging Fellowship

Overview

The Fellowship Certification in Aesthetic Medicine is a certification program issued to individuals with MD, DO, and MBBS degrees. Instituted in 2007 by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), the Aesthetic Fellowship provides a unique fusion of scientific data and methodical clinical tutorials. The Fellowship was originally conceived and developed to help medical professionals, from an array of specialties, add and integrate new services into their practices.  

Aesthetic Fellow graduates can readily establish their practices as leading facilities for Aesthetic Medicine while expanding by receiving new patient referrals from A4M's directory. Thousands of patients are constantly seeking qualified Anti-Aging and Aesthetic doctors via A4M.

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What is Aesthetic Medicine?

Aesthetic Medicine is a developing clinical subspecialty and field in scientific research aimed at the use of minimally invasive cosmetic treatments to enhance patients' satisfaction with their physical appearance. This subspecialty is no longer limited to the fields of plastic surgery and dermatology, as many specialties are offering aesthetic medical procedures in order to better accommodate their patients' aesthetic needs. A growing trend among baby boomers is that aesthetic treatments are part of a normal health routine with the goal of maintaining a natural and healthy appearance.

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Why Add Aesthetics to Your Practice?

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  • There were nearly 10 million surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures performed in 2009. Nonsurgical procedures represented 83% of the total
  • Since 1997, there has been an increase in nonsurgical cosmetic procedures of 147%
  • The top five nonsurgical cosmetic procedures in 2008 were:
    • Botulinum Toxin A Injections
    • Hyaluronic Acid Injections
    • Laser Hair Removal
    • Microdermabrasion
    • Chemical Peels
  • Core physicians (plastic surgery, dermatology) account for 60.1% of the aesthetic procedures performed in 2006; whereas non-core physicians (family practice, internal medicine, etc.) accounted for 33.3%. Through 2011, noncore physicians will gain 35.2% compound annual growth in aesthetic procedure volume

Statistics courtesy of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2010 Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank and Medical Insight Inc. Primary Care and Medispa Expand Aesthetic Market Report.

Why is the Aesthetic Fellowship right for YOU?

The Fellowship is a post-graduate training program which combines online audiovisual lectures and hands-on tutorials in a clinical setting. It provides everything a trainee would need to gather the proper knowledge and clinical experience to incorporate aesthetic procedures into their practice.

The Fellowship denotes peer recognition in what we know is currently one of the fastest growing medical specialties. It will also provide medical practitioners with maximum exposure to the most current scientific, clinical and industry information necessary to introduce noninvasive Aesthetic procedures into their practices and stay up-to-date.

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Aesthetic Fellowship Requirements

  • Modules 1-6 must be completed (Dubai Location) or Modules 1-7 must be completed (US Location)
  • Proof of current membership in the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
  • Photocopy of M.D., M.B.B.S., or D.O. degree from accredited medical school
  • Photocopy of an active medical license in the state where the applicant resides
  • A CV demonstrating a minimum of five years of clinical practice experience (residency training applicable)
  • Signed affidavit to serve as proof that no disciplinary actions exist
  • 12 Case Studies:
    • 2 Botox/ 2 filler (4 for Module IV)
    • 4 laser/light (4 for Module V)
    • 2 chemical peel/ 2 sclerotherapy (4 for Module VI)

The Aesthetic Anti-Aging Medicine Fellowship is offered in both the United States and Dubai. These 2 programs vary in that Dubai's series includes 6 parts while the series in the USA consists of 7 parts.

The curriculum series consists of 3 didactic module lectures online (for fellows in both USA and Dubai), and either a 3 or 4 module intensive, hands-on clinical training module series.

The hands-on module series is offered both in the State of Florida in the USA and in Dubai, UAE. The fellow may choose where he/she would like to participate. This hands-on clinical module is available in the following aesthetic treatments:

  • Botulinum Toxin A Injections
  • Facial Filler Injections
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Injections
  • Aesthetic Laser and Light Treatments
  • Aesthetic Venous Treatments (Only available at US training center)
  • Body Contouring Techniques
  • Chemical and Mechanical Resurfacing
  • Cosmeceuticals
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Continuing Credit

In the United States, the clinical programs provide up to 48.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit as well as a Level 4 classification. The clinical programs are accredited by the University of South Florida Department of Professional Development. Practitioners completing the level 4 classification courses and follow-up can qualify as competent to perform the procedures without further supervision, in accordance with AMA Guidelines on Continuing Medical Education for new procedures and skills.

In Dubai, the clinical programs provide up to 16 CME credits per module and are accredited by Dubai HealthCare City (DHCC).

There is also an Advanced Fellow and Masters Fellow designation that can be obtained.

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Locations for Hands-On Modules

Ageless Institute, Aventura, Florida, USA

Ageless Institute of Aventura, Florida offers Anti-Aging, Aesthetic, and Weight Loss treatments. Dr. Sharon McQuillan owns and operates the institute. She is certified in the therapeutic and cosmetic use of Botox®, the cosmetic use of facial fillers, sclerotherapy, mesotherapy, chemical peels, the aesthetic use of lasers, tumescent syringe liposculpture, endovenous laser ablation, and ambulatory phlebectomy.

Institute of Medical Aesthetics / A4M-Dubai

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IMA is a fully accredited academic and clinical training institute located in the heart of Dubai. It offers international training programs for all medical professionals in the latest procedures in aesthetic medicine.

IMA was established to meet the growing demand for training in the various evidence-based treatments. In the rapidly developing field of aesthetics, IMA is diligent in procuring and sharing the latest scientific advancements in knowledge, best practices and latest technologies through global experts, research affiliates, institutional partners and renowned clinical practitioners in the fields of medical aesthetic and anti-aging.

The unique "hands-on" approach to the medical education translates into extremely practical and comprehensive training courses which allow participants to start implementing new protocols in their practice from the very next day. A4M is one of the institute’s key affiliates where they jointly teach and provide for the Fellowship in Aesthetic Anti-Aging Medicine. Modules 4, 5, 6 and 7 are available at IMA (www.imadubai.com) on a regular basis.

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To read about the Faculty involved in the Aesthetic Fellowship, visit our Staff & Faculty Page

Frequently Asked Questions

The best way to prepare for the exam is to review the study materials provided in the Aesthetic Written Examination study materials packet that is supplied with the examination registration, as well as participate in the review webinars that are provided prior to the exam.

Yes, all requirements must be completed before sitting for the exam.

Grading of the Aesthetic Fellowship Certification Exam is completed within 4 to 6 weeks of the date of the examination. The Board Coordinator will notify each candidate of their score.

It provides everything a trainee would need to gather the proper knowledge and clinical experience to incorporate aesthetic procedures into their practice.The Fellowship also denotes peer recognition in what we know is currently one of the fastest growing medical specialties. It will provide medical practitioners with maximum exposure to the most current scientific, clinical and industry information necessary to introduce noninvasive Aesthetic procedures into their practices and stay up-to-date. Aesthetic Fellow graduates can readily establish their practices as leading facilities for Aesthetic Medicine while expanding by receiving new patient referrals from A4M's directory. Thousands of patients are constantly seeking qualified Anti-Aging and Aesthetic doctors via A4M.

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Requirements and Graduation - Aesthetic Fellowship

The Fellowship Recognition Ceremony will be held in December,

2017 at our 25th Annual World Congress in Las Vegas, NV

Please send all requirements to A4M

The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine

Phone: 561-997-0112 Ext. 7595

Fax: 561-997-0287

Email: info@a4m.com

Advanced Elective Clinical Courses (Only Available in the US):

Already practicing aesthetic medicine? The aesthetic fellowship now offers advanced courses to enable certification on more advanced techniques for the seasoned professional. Eligibility for this advanced course is evaluated based on experience and case study submission. Courses offered include:

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  • Advanced Cosmetic and Therapeutic Uses of Botulinum Toxin A
  • Advanced Facial Filler for Facial Enhancement
  • Advanced Aesthetic Laser & Light Treatments for Facial Rejuvenation
  • Autologous Facial Fat Transfer
  • Autologous Fat Transfer for Breast & Gluteal Augmentation
  • Introduction to BodySculpture
  • Advanced BodySculpture
  • Dermatology for the Anti-Aging Physician
  • Aesthetic Vaginal Rejuvenation
  • Hair Transplantation
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Abdominoplasty