2011 Statistics Confirm that Botox Training Helps Physicians Capture Industry’s 5% Growth

Las Vegas, Nevada (February 18, 2012) — The IAPAM offers physicians aesthetic training, the leading botox ® training, hCG training, and associated aesthetic medicine education (including training on lasers for skin rejuvenation and hair removal, medical microdermabrasion and medical grade chemical peels). The IAPAM’s Aesthetic Medicine Symposium offers the most comprehensive medical spa training, including: hands on, live demonstration and didactic instruction in all 5 of the top non-invasive procedures and offers unparalleled business support to physicians as they build successful aesthetic medical practices and capture the reported 5% growth in the minimally-invasive market in 2011.

“With these economic times, more people are turning to the more inexpensive non-invasive procedures rather than surgical cosmetic procedures. They may not get the long term benefits of a face lift, but with a combination treatment of Botox ® and dermal fillers, then can get a great result at a fraction of the price,” says Jeff Russell, Executive Director of the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (http://www.iapam.com). As evidenced in 2011 statistical reports, patients agree. In the recent report from The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), minimally-invasive procedures increased for the second year in a row by 5 percent in 2011, with nearly 13.8 million procedures being performed, and “minimally-invasive procedures increased 6 percent, with nearly 12.2 million procedures in 2011.”

As in 2010, in 2011, the top five minimally-invasive procedures were:

• Botulinum toxin type A (5.7 million procedures, up 5 percent)
• Soft tissue fillers (1.9 million procedures, up 7 percent)
• Chemical peel (1.1 million procedures, down 3 percent)
• Laser hair removal (1.1 million procedures, up 15 percent)
• Microdermabrasion (900,000 procedures, up 9 percent)

“We are seeing notable increases in surgical procedures, such as facelifts, that reflect the demands of an aging boomer population,” said Dr. Malcolm Z. Roth, President of the ASPS. “However, the overall growth in cosmetic procedures is being primarily driven by a substantial rise in minimally-invasive procedures.”

Jeff Russell concurs with the findings of the aforementioned report. “We are hearing from our members that minimally invasive procedures like botox ® and other cosmetic injectables, medically supervised hCG weight loss (http://www.hcgtraining.com) as well as laser training, microdermabrasion and chemical peels are in tremendous demand by patients, and we are seeing a correlating increase in the demand for our training. Registration for our cornerstone training program, the IAPAM’s Aesthetic Medicine Symposium with Botox ® Training (http://www.aestheticmedicinesymposium.com), has steadily increased in the last 6 months. Physicians are realizing they not only need to offer botox ® treatments to their patients, but also laser hair removal, IPL skin rejuvenation, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion. Organizations, like the IAPAM, educate physicians on how to package these treatments for the most appealing and profitable outcomes.”

In line with these findings, the IAPAM’s Aesthetic Medicine Symposium provides a forum for physicians to immerse themselves in training on these top 5 minimally invasive procedures. Leading the faculty is a team of renowned cosmetic dermatologists who cover aesthetic patient consultations, facial anatomy & musculature, product preparation, pain management, procedural protocols, post treatment issues and continuing practice support. Unlike other programs, the Botox ® Training is done in a clean, multi-million dollar medical facility, not a hotel room chair. Physicians who have completed the IAPAM’s hCG Training, Aesthetic Medicine Symposium and/or Aesthetic Practice Business Start-Up training have a competitive advantage.

For more information on the IAPAM’s upcoming Aesthetic Medicine Symposium and/or hCG Training, please see http://www.iapam.com or contact the IAPAM at 1-800-219-5108 ext. 704.

Botox is a trademark of Allergan, Inc.

About the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)

The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine is a voluntary association of physicians and supporters, which sets standards for the aesthetic medical profession. The goal of the association is to offer education, ethical standards, credentialing, and member benefits. IAPAM membership is open to all licensed medical doctors (MDs), dentists (DDSs/DMDs) doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs), physicians assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs). The IAPAM offers aesthetic medicine and hCG medical weight management programs, including: Botox ® training, medical aesthetic training, laser training, physician hCG training, and aesthetic practice business training. Additional information about the association can be accessed through the IAPAM’s website (http://www.iapam.com) or by contacting:

Jeff Russell, Executive-Director
International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)
1-800-219-5108 ext. 704

Three New England based Franchise Leaders discuss the Future of Franchising

The State and Future of Franchising – A panel discussion featuring three New England-based franchise leaders-March 13 in Waltham, MA.

Waltham, MA (February 18, 2012) — “The State and Future of Franchising”, a panel discussion featuring three New England-based franchise leaders, sponsored by the New England Franchise Association (NEFA) will be held at the Embassy Suites, 550 Winter Street, Waltham on Tuesday, March 13, 2012.

The industry leaders include Sharon Diminico, Founder & CEO, The Learning Express; Scott Colabuono, CEO, Fantastic Sams; and Steve Rafsky, CEO, Padgett Business Services. Murray Vetstein of Source4 and a member of the Board of Directors of NEFA will moderate the discussion.

Pre-luncheon networking begins at 11:30 a.m. and the luncheon session beginning at noon. The panel discussion runs from 1 – 2 p.m. The entire business community is urged to attend. Membership in the NEFA is NOT required. Reservations are required. Registration Fee is $60 per person and includes dinner. NEFA Members receive $10.00 off.

“Franchising is going through a great deal of transition,” noted Vetstein. He added, “From major shifts in lending practices to a vast number of new franchise concepts to shifting consumer buying patterns, the franchise community is working overtime to get a pulse of the next big trend. This panel discussion will reveal insights from leaders who are on the front lines of these changes.”

About NEFA

The New England Franchise Association (NEFA) is the trade organization for franchisors and franchisees in the region, with over 150 members. The mission of NEFA is to bring franchise executives, franchisees and vendors together to share ideas for success.

Franchising more than ever before, has an unprecedented opportunity to make a major positive impact on the future New England economy. A 2001-05 study conducted by PriceWaterhouseCoopers on behalf of the International Franchise Association (IFA) found that in New England over 875,000 jobs are a result of franchising, the total output is over 100 Billion dollars a year, and there are over 35,000 franchise establishments in the six New England States.

To reserve your seats, please visit the New England Franchise Association via the organization’s website http://www.NEFranchise.org or E-Mail info@NEFranchise.org.

Media Contact:
Gail Duncan
Wilco Area Times
120 Nolan Dr.
Georgetown, TX 78633

IHOP 2012 National Pancake Day to Benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children

Feb. 28: enjoy free pancakes and help Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Tampa, FL, February 18, 2012 — On Feb. 28, The International House of Pancakes (IHOP) will celebrate National Pancake Day by offering guests a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes*. With every short stack of pancakes served, diners will be invited to make a donation to Shriners Hospitals for Children®. The IHOP restaurants that have chosen Shriners Hospitals for Children as the beneficiary of this event are primarily located in Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming.

Texas Governor Rick Perry and first lady Anita Perry expressed their support of National Pancake Day and the efforts of Shriners International, the fraternity that founded and continues to support Shriners Hospitals for Children. “I commend everyone involved in making this event a reality. I know you will all enjoy your free IHOP pancakes, and I hope you will also all give generously to assist the Shriners in helping even more children,” wrote Gov. Perry.

The restaurant chain has set an ambitious goal of raising $2.7 million in this one-day event, which will take place from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. In addition to raising funds, the campaign will raise awareness of Shriners Hospitals for Children, a 22-hospital health care system – founded by the Shriners International fraternity – that provides children with the best available pediatric specialty care regardless of the ability to pay for services. Nearly 1 million children have benefited from the unique approach to health care offered by Shriners Hospitals for Children, and gone on to live happy, fulfilled lives.

“We appreciate the efforts of IHOP to bring people together for an enjoyable meal and time together on behalf of Shriners Hospitals for Children,” said Douglas E. Maxwell, president and CEO of Shriners Hospitals for Children. “The opportunity to spread awareness and raise funds provided by IHOP for our incredible health care system is greatly appreciated, and we are hoping for tremendous success and support from the communities involved.”

Everyone loves pancakes – and children – celebrate them both on National Pancake Day by visiting your local IHOP restaurant and donating to Shriners Hospitals for Children.

For a list of participating IHOP restaurants or to learn more about Shriners Hospitals for Children, visit http://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.

About Shriners Hospitals for Children

Shriners Hospitals for Children® is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. The 22 hospitals in the United States, Canada and Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law

*Limit one free short stack per guest. Valid for dine-in orders only. Not valid with any other offer, special, coupon or discount. Valid at participating restaurants only, while supplies last.

Media Contacts:
Fabiana Lowe
Shriners Hospitals for Children

Gail Duncan
Wilco Area Times
120 Nolan Dr.
Georgetown, TX 78633

Artist Russell Rowland Now Light Space & Time’s Featured Artist

Artist Russell Rowland is now the gallery’s featured artist and he will be showcased on their website for the next 30 days.

Jupiter, Florida – February 18, 2012 — Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that artist Russell Rowland is now the gallery’s featured artist and he will be showcased on their website for the next 30 days.

Russell Rowland is a freelance art photographer based in the New York City area. Russ began his creative career as a successful executive in the public relations field, where he specialized in providing PR services to consumer and high-tech companies. After a flourishing career in marketing, Russ reinvented himself and embarked on a career as a professional photographer. Russ always had a love for images, as a little boy he would spend hours looking through his parent’s art books mesmerized by paintings of all kinds.

Russell states about his photography “I constantly slip and refer to photographs of as paintings, which isn’t surprising because I see myself less as a photographer and more as an image maker. I believe that distinction frees me to put the end image before any concerns about capturing or staying within the bounds of “reality.” The only exception is when I am shooting documentary or journalistic subjects like theater productions or Occupy Wall Street.”

As his website states about Russ’s work “I photograph the things that I cannot paint or put into words.” He is one of the Founding Members of the Melting Shot Photo Collective. This creative group was formed by 5 dedicated photographers who live, work and play in different places around the globe.

Take some time to look at Russell Rowland’s bright, imaginative and thought provoking portfolio at http://www.rrsnapshop.com.

About Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts monthly art competitions and monthly art exhibitions for new and emerging artists on a worldwide basis. It is Light Space & Time’s intention to showcase this incredible talent in a series of monthly themed art competitions and art exhibitions by marketing and displaying the exceptional abilities of these worldwide artists.

The art gallery website can be viewed here: http://www.lightspacetime.com

John R. Math
Light Space & Time Online Gallery
118 Poinciana Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458
Tel: 888-490-3530
E-Mail: info@lightspacetime.com
Web: http://www.lightspacetime.com

New “The Dragon’s Fyre” Web Site Launched

Mach 1 Web Design, a small business web design company, is proud to announce the launch of a brand new website for the Dragon’s Fyre Jet Truck.

Lake Zurich, IL, February 17, 2012 – Mach 1 Web Design, a small business web design company, is proud to announce the launch of a brand new website for the Dragon’s Fyre Jet Truck.

The Dragon’s Fyre is a Twin Lakes, Wisconsin based Jet Exhibition team whose sole purpose is to produce a mind-blowing experience for their fans with their custom jet-powered 1940 Ford pick-up truck. Even though David Modder, the Owner/Driver of “Dragon’s Fyre”, and his team, are not in the jet exhibition business for fame, Dave’s famous truck has been featured on ESPN, Fox Sports, Hot Rod Magazine and IHRA Drag Review, just to name a few TV and print media. Dave and his team are still seeking additional sponsors so if you are interested in promoting your business with the team, get in contact with them today!

If you ever wanted to see a fire-breathing one-of-a-kind Ford truck with a General Electric J-85 jet engine with an afterburner, you are in luck: Dave has just announced an exciting Summer 2012 Event Schedule! Team Dragon’s Fyre will be making a lot of noise, and a showing off a very fast moving red object. The meticulously maintained and shiny 6000-lbs-of-thrust Ford truck will be blasting down a track near you soon. The Jet Truck has scheduled appearances at the Nostalgia Nationals in Cordova, Illinois and will also be wowing crowds all over the midwest! An up to date schedule is available online at http://thedragonsfyre.com/events.html.

If you are interested in a great looking website as a small business owner, Mach 1 Web Design offers reasonably priced web design packages, as well as web hosting and webmaster services. If you are interested in improving your small business’ marketing clout visit Mach 1 Web Design at http://mach1webdesign.com/.

Eli Hudson
Owner/Lead Designer
Mach 1 Web Design, Inc.
PO Box 933
Lake Zurich, IL 60047

Ace Live Casino Integrate 3D Secure Payment Processing into Cashier

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These systems provide a user with PIN protection, a tool which limits the chance of fraudulent use. Whether you prefer to make payments by debit or credit card, as long as your card supports 3D secure, by simply inputting your pin number and verifying that you are indeed the rightful owner of said card, you too can make very swift and secure payments and withdrawals at Ace Live Casino meaning it takes less time to jump in and start playing live casino games for real money.

So, how exactly can 3D Secure payment processing actually help gamers to keep their details safe? Well, with such programmes, the risk of fraud is so low that many sites, not just casino or gaming websites, are looking to implement such a system and the feedback from websites who do use 3D secure payment schemes have received plenty of positive feedback. At Ace Live Casino, we understand that the enjoyment and the peace of mind of our gamers is the most important aspect and this is why we have taken to implementing such a scheme in a bid to ensure that our fine array of games are enjoyed in the safest possible environment.

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