The AMAA–Minimally Invasive Aesthetic Medicine

Benefits of Membership in the American MedAesthetic Association:
Only for MAP (Non-Core)    Advanced MAP Education   MAP Representation    Networking

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The NEW Emergency Injector Protocols & 2019’s HOT Moneymakers

June 14, 2019 @10:00am Pacific Time
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Once you are registered with us, you will be the first to be invited for additional CME/CEU/CE training including all “The Ancient Chinese Secrets” used to WIN the USA’s Triple-Crown Awards for Cosmetic Injections, as well as for onsite personalized CME/CEU/CE Workshop Instruction by us in Las Vegas, Nevada. 



The American MedAesthetic Association (AMAA) is Dedicated to the Ultimate in CME/CEU/CE Training for Doctors, Nurses, and PAs who Specialize in Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Medicine .  For 2019, we present 90-minute (1.5 CME/CEU/CE) LIVE Webinars you can attend by computer link in the convenience of your own office without the cost and time for travel–or simply view it later ON-Demand for credit–by two of the USA’s TOP Thought Leaders, National Lecturers, and Clinical Instructors:






–Dr. Lee describes how permanent  Blindness was prevented after the accidental injection of HA Filler into a facial blood vessel using the NEW SupraOrbital Technique as well as 2019’s Emergency Hyaluronidase Enzyme Protocols.  He discusses the advantages of using the SupraOrbital over the Retrobulbar Enzyme Technique.

–Dr. McCoy is focused upon the HOT Money Makers using Larger Volume & Dilution to create the POP or WOWincluding gold micro-channeled needling with neuromodulator .  His use of photography incorporates what really happens to your face with aging to promote 2019’s powerful and profitable patient treatment plan.








1)  Abstract:  Garry R. Lee, MD 
Prevention of Blindness & Skin Necrosis After Injecting HA Fillers—The NEW Emergency Enzyme 2019 Protocols You NEED to KNOW .

As Juvederm, Restylane, and other hyaluronic acid filler injections become more common, there are increasing reports of blindness and skin necrosis from accidental injection into blood vessels, so it’s critical to know what to immediately do in what is becoming the off-label Standard of Care for 2019.

Dr. Lee is the National WINNER* of the USA’s Top Three (3) Awards for Cosmetic Injections–in direct competition with hundreds of the Top Board Certified Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologists, and Aesthetic Physicians in the country.  He describes the advantages of Mike Clague’s Brilliant NEW SupraOrbital hyaluronidase injection technique over the Retrobulbar hyaluronidase injection technique to prevent permanent blindness from emboli to the retinal artery–what every Juvederm and Restylane injector NEEDS to KNOW. He also describes how to recognize vascular emergencies; DeLorenzi’s new high dosed pulsed hyaluronidase protocol; and Toscano’s Technique to reverse skin necrosis using Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP).


2)  Abstract:  J.D. McCoy, NMD

Combining Patient Education with Creative “Go For the Gold” Treatments to Elevate Clinical OUTCOME and REVENUE (Without a Big-Box Device)
The first step to elevate clinical results, requires the patient to be on board with an appropriate, comprehensive full facial treatment plan that delivers a great outcome. Tools will be discussed that educate the patient about what is really happening with their face. Examples include, use of facial volume change images (male and female), 3D photography or oblique view photos, and good before and after photos (your work). Through an enhanced understanding of their facial aging, patients will understand the breadth of a full facial treatment plan. 




Pan-facial treatment addresses greater surface area, which translates into higher injection volumes.We will discuss novel approaches to use larger volumes of hyaluronic acid-based filler to create an instant pop/wow. Examples include, 3-syringe minimum, dilution strategy for doubling volume, staging treatment versus one-and-done, and pricing strategies.We will also discuss gold micro-channeled needling with neuromodulator and other condition specific ingredients to globally improve fine lines, pore size and light reflectivity. 

Education of facial aging leads to treating the full face.The tools discussed should guide the treatment plan to an active component (the primary correction) and lead to a maintenance plan (keep the patient looking good). Synergy of these concepts creates an opportunity to go for the gold with each patient.

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Our Mission

The American MedAesthetic Association (AMAA) educates, serves, and represents physicians, oral surgeons and dentists (where legally applicable), nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants,  and other medically licensed practitioners who practice minimally invasive aesthetic medicine and associated areas of interest, but are not the core specialists of plastic surgery or dermatology.  Non-Core, or as we now term, “MedAesthetic Practitioners (MAP),” now constitute more than half of the minimally invasive aesthetic medicine practitioners in the USA and are actually the “New Core” in cosmetic medicine.  A few aesthetic medicine organizations are open to both Core and Non-Core participation, but are directed primarily by Core physicians, who necessarily must represent the interests of both Core and Non-Core physicians, reflected by their more generic membership.  Consequently, more than half of the lectures and training programs may be on surgical advances and techniques–completely unusable by non-surgeons.   By focusing only on what our members actually do–and what they really want–we make every hour and dollar count towards maximizing education in the latest and best advances of minimally invasive aesthetic medicine.  [learn more…]

We believe MedAesthetic Practitioners are deserving of an organization dedicated specifically to us, as well as an identity of our own–instead of simply being termed Non-Core. Initial focus is on the fundamentals of minimally invasive aesthetic medicine and associated areas of interest including: neurotoxins, cosmetic injectable fillers, microcannula use, thread-lifts, IPL, lasers, radio-frequency, Platelet-Rich Plasma, microneedling, stem cells, skin care, cosmoceuticals, and chemical peels.    The AMAA is also a strong proponent of teaching a crucial aspect of success in aesthetic medicine–virtually neglected by medical training programs–the business of medicine.

The AMAA welcomes Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons–who are dedicated to teaching all–as advisers and faculty to share their knowledge with us in recognition that aesthetic medicine research and advances are directly attributable to Core Physicians–but also is inclusive of MAP who have become experts in their focused clinical areas.

The American MedAesthetic Association recommends all members preferentially attend these MAP friendly conferences:  The Aesthetic Show (TAS) and The American Society of Cosmetic Physicians (ASOCP).  They have been exemplary in welcoming all aesthetic practitioners to participate, regardless of medical specialty.

The AMAA is the only organization exclusively dedicated to representing and serving only MedAesthetic Practitioners and educating and training them to strive for the highest clinical cosmetic standards on behalf of the patients they serve.

Our Vision

AMAA 2018 Faculty Answer Questions L to R: Dr. Rich Castellano, Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr, Dr. Carol Clinton, Dr. JD McCoy, Dr. Charles Runels, Tatiana Alexeev, CNP, Dr. Phil Nguyen, and Dr. Rebecca Gelber

To train MedAesthetic Practitioners (Non-Core) to the highest clinical proficiency and to be recognized as dedicated and skilled practitioners in minimally invasive aesthetic medicine and associated areas of special interest.

We believe that by focusing on clinical excellence in this single area, we can meet or exceed the standard of care of Core physicians who must achieve minimal competency standards, or Board Certification, among a multitude of areas.   We acknowledge that the best Plastic Surgeons are in surgery most of the time, and that the nurse or physician assistant–who does it full-time–may actually be even more skilled in minimally invasive medicine.

Now that MedAesthetic Practitioners are the majority of minimally invasive aesthetic practitioners in the country, it is time to realize that the future of aesthetic medicine in the USA includes us.  We believe the formula of the future will be MedAesthetic Practitioners and Dermatologists who refer their patients to Plastic Surgeons associated with them in collaboration–instead of competition–for the benefit of our mutual patients.  Indeed, the AMAA believes that Plastic Surgeons who meet this challenge will find their MAP associates will refer far more patients than they can handle.

The AMAA also recognizes that limitations must be set so that MedAesthetic Practitioners do not venture into areas beyond their scope of training for the safety of their patients.  Consequently, AMAA policy is that surgery should be limited only to residency trained surgeons. Moreover, since AMAA members are primarily clinicians, we acknowledge that clinical research will primarily be in the realm of the Core specialties, hence the AMAA particularly welcomes Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons as advisers and faculty to share their knowledge with us.

Any MedAesthetic Practitioner may become a member of the AMAA, but AMAA Certification requirements include minimal training in the areas of practice and a declaration of alignment with the policies of the AMAA including supervision of staff (or quick access), 24-hour MAP chart documentation, and diagnosis and treatment plan directly by the MAP prior to treatment.  MAP Certification only signifies that a minimal amount of training has been met and does not signify expertise in these areas.  AMAA Membership only identifies that the individual is a MAP and does not signify any completion of training.  We invite Plastic Surgeons and Dermatologists to join us as faculty and AMAA Affiliates; Aestheticians, Aesthetic Technicians, and Medical Assistants are invited to join as AMAA Associates.


Watch the 2018 video (above) to see what our members and faculty are saying.



Attendee Reviews of The American MedAesthetic Association (AMAA) February 2017 Boot Camp