The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) Issues Advisory Recommendations on Achieving a Youthful Appearance!
Old-age products are out. Anti-aging is in. In 2004, American consumers spent $44.6 billion on anti-aging products and services. In 2003, 9 million Americans underwent procedures to look younger or enhance their personal appearance. Minimally invasive, in-office cosmetic procedures are becoming increasingly popular, and the A4M issues these advisory recommendations to help ensure the upmost in patient safety and satisfaction.
Old-age products are out. Anti-aging is in. An increasing segment of today’s products and services now cater to the Zoomer marketplace — the over-50 crowd that yearns to stay fit, vital, active, and young-looking through their healthy and extended number of later years. Nearly 90 million American consumers use, or have used, products or procedures in an attempt to reduce the visible signs of aging. “If they had their way, Americans would prefer to look younger than they actually are,” because “a youthful appearance is an important factor for professional success … and personal happiness.” (National Consumers League survey, May 2004).
Zoomers reject the notion that wrinkles and fat are a normal and acceptable part of aging. In 2004, American consumers spent $44.6 billion on anti-aging products and services, and the total anti-aging market is projected to reach $72 billion by 2009 (Business Communications Co., Inc., February 2005). The U.S. market for cosmeceuticals — supplements that target skin health and beauty — is valued at $12.4 billion and is expected to reach $16 billion by 2010. In addition, skincare products dominate the retail market, controlling 52% of retail sales and worth $6.4 billion in 2004. (MarketResearch.com, January 2005.)
In 2003, 9 million Americans underwent procedures to look younger or enhance their personal appearance (MarketResearch.com, January 2005). Demand in 2003 for minimally invasive cosmetic procedures jumped by 41% as compared to 2002, with 6.9 million procedures for Botox® injections, cellulite treatments, chemical peels, laser hair removal, laser skin resurfacing, laser treatment of leg veins, microdermabrasion, sclerotherapy, and soft tissue fillers completed (American Society of Plastic Surgeons, March 2004).
The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), the world’s leading nonprofit professional medical organization dedicated to advancing research and clinical pursuits that enhance the quality, and extend the quantity, of the human lifespan, urges consumers to select a qualified and licensed expert in the field of anti-aging medicine and/or anti-aging cosmetic medicine. Observes Dr. Ronald Klatz, A4M President, “Minimally invasive, in-office cosmetic procedures are becoming increasingly popular, and the A4M strongly recommends that patients consult with physicians who have achieved specialty medical training to deliver these treatments.” Adds Dr. Robert Goldman, A4M Chairman, “Among the clientele for minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, 74% more 50- to 64-year olds underwent a procedure in 2003 than did so in 2002, and men accounted for more than half of the total number of minimally invasive procedures in 2003. As a result of the demographics of aging and the continuing popularity of anti-aging medicine, the face of aging is changing.”
With 14,500 member physicians and scientists in 75 nations, A4M is the worldwide leader in physician education, and thousands of A4M’s members pursue specialty training in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures from A4M’s educational programs held throughout the year.
Taking place May 13-15, 2005, the Spring 2005 Advanced Hands-On Intensive Physician Clinical Workshop, coordinated by the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine (ABAAM) — the physician credentialing board of the A4M, will offer two concurrent main workshops:
- Endocrinology, Hormone Replacement, & Metabolic Therapy:
- Aesthetic & Cosmetic Techniques for In-Office Procedures
Up to 30 Category 1 AMA/PRA Credits available. Join us at the Spring 2005 Advanced Hands-On Intensive Physician Clinical Workshop, May 13-15, 2005, at Bally’s Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada USA. Register today. Call A4M at 800-558-1267 or 773-528-4333. Companies interested in promotional and sponsorship opportunities are invited to call (561) 392-7791.
The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Inc. (“A4M”) is a non-profit medical society dedicated to the advancement of technology to detect, prevent, and treat aging related disease and to promote research into methods to retard and optimize the human aging process. A4M is also dedicated to educating physicians, scientists, and members of the public on biomedical sciences, breaking technologies, and anti-aging issues. A4M believes that the disabilities associated with normal aging are caused by physiological dysfunction which in many cases are ameliorable to medical treatment, such that the human lifespan can be increased, and the quality of one’s life enhanced as one grows chronologically older. A4M seeks to disseminate information concerning innovative science and research as well as treatment modalities designed to prolong the human lifespan. Anti-Aging Medicine is based on the scientific principles of responsible medical care consistent with those of other healthcare specialties. Although A4M seeks to disseminate information on many types of medical treatments, it does not promote or endorse any specific treatment nor does it sell or endorse any commercial product.