Nicholas Lam, M.D. is the #1 New Mexico provider of both BOTOX® Cosmetic and the JUVÉDERM® Premium Family of Fillers. Dr. Lam is an award-winning physician with a passion for medical aesthetics. Dr. Lam’s expertise in the field of aesthetic medicine, his commitment to care, and his innate drive to create a positive impact on his patients ensure that each individual who enters AlluraDerm is treated to an experience that surpasses even their highest expectations.
If you would like to meet with Dr. Lam, request a complimentary consultation or call AlluraDerm MD Med Spa at (505) 821-9630.
Experience & Background
Dr. Lam is the #1 provider of Botox® and the Juvéderm® Collection of Fillers in the entire state of New Mexico and is ranked among the top 50 providers of Botox® and the Juvéderm® Collection of Fillers in the country. Dr. Lam is board-certified in aesthetic medicine. He has been named Top Doc for medical aesthetics five years in a row. Dr. Lam is also a trainer for Botox® and Juvéderm® injections and he has been selected to be on the advisory committee by the makers of Botox®.
Dr. Lam completed medical school in 1995 at Otago Medical School in New Zealand and was personally picked by the president of the anesthesiology board in Australia to train in anesthesiology. He completed his residency training in anesthesiology in 2001 at Sir Charles Gairdner in Western Australia. In 2002 he became a clinical assistant professor in anesthesiology at the University of Texas at Houston and was one of the anesthesiologists involved in the first quadruple-organ transplant in Texas. Dr. Lam was also an instructor for advanced airway management and regional anesthesia. In 2010, he was invited by the University of New Mexico as an associate professor to spearhead medical injection conferences at a national level, and he has stayed in New Mexico ever since.
Dr. Lam also has a strong background in clinical and translational science research. He was appointed as an adjunct associate professor with the Department of Neuroscience at the University of New Mexico and has collaborated with studies funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH). He has also been the principal investigator for many clinical trials that are published in peer-reviewed journals. As such, Dr. Lam is able to filter through fad treatments that may or may not work and recommend treatments with the strongest and most robust safety and efficacy data.
Dr. Lam explains his personal philosophy on medical aesthetics and patient care, saying, “Some people have asked me what made me move from anesthesiology to aesthetic medicine. In my career as an anesthesiologist, I have saved more patients from disasters than most can imagine. One day, after I had completed my assessment on a patient going for cancer surgery and was about to bring her into the operating room, she reached out to me and asked me if it was okay for her to keep her lipstick on. She said she never goes anywhere without her lipstick, and that if she has her lipstick on, everything is going to be all right.”
Dr. Lam continues, “I realized there and then how powerful a person’s appearance is to his or her wellbeing. As a physician in aesthetic medicine, I have the ability to improve a person’s outlook merely by providing treatments that allow them to feel like the best version of themselves. This allows them to spread positivity in their relationships and interactions. To me, there is nothing more powerful and gratifying than to see the positive effects of the work I do.”
- American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine
- American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
- American Academy of Procedural Medicine
- American Society of Laser Medicine & Surgery
- International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology
- American Society of Aesthetic Medicine
In the Media
Dr. Lam has been featured in many national and local publications, including Albuquerque The Magazine and Fine Lifestyles. Dr. Lam has also received awards for Best of the City, Official Best of New Mexico, and Top Doc.