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Welcome to the November 2019 edition of the Aspire newsletter - keeping you
up-to-date with AACDS and the aesthetic profession. 



Second from Left: Rachael Gallagher

Meet current AACDS Student Rachael Gallagher

Rachael is currently studying the Graduate Diploma of Dermal Therapies and has just completed her dermal practical training at the Melbourne AACDS Student Clinic. Rachael states, “The trainers were friendly, knowledgeable and approachable”.

The AACDS Team would like to wish Rachael all the best for the remaining units of the Grad Dip! 



Cosmetic Nursing Website


Launch of New Cosmetic
Nursing Website

The new cosmeticnursing.com.au website was launched in October 2019. This website is developed as an information hub for nurses considering entering the field of aesthetics. The site provides advice from industry leaders in cosmetic medicine and current practicing cosmetic nurses.

Please visit www.cosmeticnursing.com.au and let us know what you think!



Dermatoscopy Training


Dermatoscopy Training is
Coming to AACDS

AACDS is pleased to announce that theory and practical training in dermatoscopy will be included in the new Graduate Diploma of Cosmetic Nursing and Injectables and the new Graduate Diploma of Dermal Science. The inclusion of this knowledge and skill is to assist Dermal Therapists and Cosmetic Nurses to achieve a more holistic approach to practice and meet requirements for WA Laser Licensing laws.

These new courses will be available in December 2019.


Industry Update

Introducing Full-Body LED Therapy

LED light therapy is becoming the treatment of choice for a wide variety of skin and health issues, and it's easy to see why. With its ability to heal, repair and rejuvenate the skin, it provides a completely safe and non-invasive alternative to various anti-aging skin surgeries, neurotoxin injections, and more abrasive chemical peels.
For a full range of benefits and optimal results, a larger LED array that covers a wider surface area of the body will be far more powerful and effective than a focused and targeted treatment, since more of the body cells will be exposed to the light. More coverage means more LEDs and more light energy being absorbed by the body's cells.

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The Aesthetic Bureau helps clinicians push their LED service potential higher than ever before with their new Total Xen LED Booth – a full body LED device. Imagine receiving a full body photobiomodulation experience like no other: total coverage for regeneration, repair, recovery and restoration.
It utilises red and near infra-red (NIR) LEDs to deliver a whole body photobiomodulation experience within a fast 8 to 15-minute session.The red and NIR wavelengths used are within the optical window in biological tissue, selectively allowing them to pass deeply into the skin stimulating the naturally occurring regeneration and repair processes. Not only do clients feel soothed and restored, they feel less soreness and faster recovery after exercise and their skin takes on a fresher and more youthful appearance. Anecdotal reports also include: better sleep, reduced stress and depression.
The Total Xen LED instantly increases clinics treatment portfolios by offering total coverage of a range of options.

Clinically Proven Benefits of Light Therapy

  • Increases cell energy production
  • Optimises cell function
  • Strengthens collagen in the skin
  • Anti-aging effects on skin
  • Increases antioxidant defences
  • Boosts metabolism and fat loss
  • Improves brain health and cognitive performance
  • Speeds wound healing and tissue repair
  • Improves muscle recovery and strength
  • Reduces swelling, inflammation and puffiness
  • Helps calm and soothe irritated and sensitive skin
  • Strengthens lymphatics
  • Enhances mood

Clarifying Legislation Related to
Cosmetic Injectable Products


The regulatory scheme is important to the safety of Australian consumers. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) regulates all medicines, medical devices and biologicals under the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (the Act).
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The Act prohibits the import, export, manufacture, supply and advertising of unapproved therapeutic goods for human use, which have not been subject to approvals, exemptions, or permits. Unless a specific exemption applies, a therapeutic good must be entered on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG), or it cannot be supplied in Australia. Only legal sponsors are permitted to lawfully import therapeutic goods. A sponsor is a person or company who is legally responsible for supplying goods on the ARTG in Australia.

Cosmetic injectables are regulated as Schedule 4 substances (prescription only medicines). You cannot publish an advertisement to the public about therapeutic goods that contains a statement referring to goods, or substances or preparations containing goods, included in Schedules 3, 4 or 8 of the Poisons Standard. Health professionals and cosmetic or beauty clinics are not permitted to advertise references to the active ingredients in cosmetic injections. Abbreviations of either the trade or ingredient names are also unacceptable. Further information is available at advertising cosmetic injections.

Cosmetic injections require a prescription from an accredited professional, and can only be stored and administered by qualified, authorised practitioners. You need to be aware of your obligations under State and Territory legislation for storage of Schedule 4 substances. Cosmetic injectables are considered high risk products and clients must be assessed by a medical professional before their use.



TGA Takes Action Against Illegal Activity

The TGA investigates suspected illegal activity relating to therapeutic goods, including unlawfully supplied products. Appropriate regulatory action is taken where necessary, ranging from education and support through to seizure and destruction of unapproved therapeutic goods, fines and court proceedings.
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Targeting legislative non-compliance disrupts the illegal trading of unapproved and counterfeit therapeutic goods in the domestic market.

The TGA encourages the reporting of illegal cosmetic injectable procedures in Australia. These reports can prevent potentially serious consequences and safeguard the health of the Australian community.

If you suspect non-compliance regarding cosmetic injectable products, you can report illegal or questionable practices anonymously online to the TGA, or by calling 1800 020 653. You can also, report suspected supply of counterfeit medicines and medical devices. Information provided should include sufficient details for further enquires to be undertaken.

Advertising complaints can also be made online. Any person, including businesses, must comply with the TGA requirements for advertising.

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) can be notified if you have concerns about practitioners.




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