Entrepreneurship Without a Laptop

In the Western world, we have a very distinct ideology of what a modern businesswoman should be. If you conjure up in your mind a typical businesswoman, she would hold a commerce degree or MBA, have the latest IT device and sport an awesome power suit and pair heels. Well…so I thought. In 2015, I […]

Cosmetic Nurse Training: What’s the difference between a weekend injectables course and a formal qualification in cosmetic nursing?

Cosmetic nursing is a dynamic, flexible and rewarding career pathway for nurses. The field of aesthetics is rapidly growing on a global scale with significant growth in non-invasive procedures such as laser, body sculpting and cosmetic injectables (The Aesthetic Society, 2019). This industry growth gives rise to new career opportunities in the safe and effective […]

Psychodermatology: A new approach to dermal therapies and cosmetic nursing

(Acne vulgaris, along with various other skin conditions, can cause low self-esteem, anxiety and embarrassment in patients.) This is the second of many blogs at the Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science (AACDS) featuring journal articles to assist our students’ learning. Today’s featured article is for both dermal therapists and cosmetic nurses and builds upon […]

Functional Magnetic Stimulation: Redefining intimate health and wellness

Did you know one in three mothers suffer with incontinence? During pregnancy and childbirth, as the baby moves through the birth canal, the nerves of the pelvic floor muscles are stretched and the bladder may lose its muscle tone. The bladder itself is not often damaged, however the nerves and muscles that have been overstretched […]

Cosmetic Nursing Journal Article Feature

This is the first of many blogs at the Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science featuring journal articles to assist our students’ learning. Today’s featured article is for cosmetic nurses, though is also applicable to dermal therapists and cosmetic doctors. We selected this article because it reinforces the importance of the holistic approach in aesthetics. […]

Is a Laser Tattoo Removal Course for Me?

Are you considering adding laser tattoo removal to your scope of services? Before you take the plunge, there are a few factors to be considered. This article aims to clarify some of the questions aesthetic professionals often ask the Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science (AACDS) about practicing laser tattoo removal.   Consideration #1 In […]

Where a Cosmetic Nursing Course Can Lead You

Cosmetic Nursing is a growing field in the nursing profession. The aim of this article is to inform you where a cosmetic nursing course can take your career and provide detailed information about the typical day in the life of a Cosmetic Nurse… Skin Assessment / Analysis Cosmetic Nurses conduct effective skin assessment as it […]

Cosmetic Dermal Science and the Gut/Skin Axis

The Gut Movie by Australian Journalist Kale Brock is selected as one of the learning resources as part of the Professional Certificate in Integrated Health and Dermatology. This certificate focuses on the gut/skin axis and is delivered exclusively by the Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science for those who’ve completed a dermal therapy course or […]

Cosmetic Injectables: Explained

Cosmetic Injectables

Cosmetic injectables are used by practitioners to smooth, remodel or to augment various facial areas, involving treatments such as wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers, or a combination of both, to aesthetically enhance natural features and restore youth. Dermal fillers A popular and safe alternative to cosmetic surgery, dermal fillers are injected under the skin to […]

The Role of a Nurse Practitioner in Cosmetic Medicine

  By Kym Cullen, Nurse Practitioner at Academy Face and Body and Clinical Preceptor for Master of Nurse Practitioner (Curtin University) The term ‘cosmetic’ appeared early in 17th century as a noun denoting the art of beautifying the body. It has French and Greek roots ‘kosmein’ to arrange or adorn. The adjective ‘cosmetic’ relates to […]