Understanding the Skin Microbiome and its Relationship to Dermal Therapies


Image Source – wellnessbyrosh.com This information is intended for Dermal Therapists and Cosmetic Nurses or anyone considering completing a formal course in dermal science or a cosmetic nursing course. Introduction The human body contains trillions of microorganisms out numbering our human cells by 10 to one. In fact, microorganisms make up only about 1-3% of…

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New TGA Guidelines for Advertising Cosmetic Injectables

Welcome to our new micro-learning series on industry regulations. Following on from the recent changes to Ahpra’s guidelines, this micro-learning module discusses the new TGA guidelines for advertising cosmetic injectable services. We encourage you to read through this presentation, complete the quiz questions at the end and log as a CPD activity.

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Celebrating International Women’s Day with the Women Empowered Fund 2024

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Businesswomen in Developing Countries The Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science (AACDS) is a passionate supporter of women in business especially women in developing countries who have a fraction of the support and resources we have here in Australia. Businesswomen in developing countries must also work against a tide of obstacles that we rarely encounter…

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New Changes in Cosmetic Injectable Advertising Regulations

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In a significant move affecting the cosmetic injections and aesthetic industry, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia announced adjustments to advertising rules surrounding Schedule 4 substances. This decision, communicated through a letter dated January 15, 2024 addresses the use of general terms such as ‘anti-wrinkle injections’ and ‘dermal fillers’ in advertising materials for cosmetic…

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Why You Need to be Aware of Nasal Sprays for Tanning

One of the latest trends gaining popularity on social media is using nasal tanning sprays, which claim to give a natural and lasting tan without the need for sun exposure or tanning beds. However, these products are illegal in many countries and dangerous to health. A-melanocyte-stimulating hormone nasal tanning is a trend involving a spray…

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Unmasking Shadows: Spotting Eating Disorders in Aesthetic Patients

For those of you currenting working in the field of aesthetics, you’ll be familiar with Ahpra’s ‘Guidelines for medical practitioners who perform cosmetic surgery and procedures’ released 1 July 2023. Clause 2 of the Guidelines, ‘Assessment of patient suitability’, draws our attention to BDD and eating disorders. This blog dives into a topic that’s been…

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