ACAM Autumn Newsletter 2016
Message from the President

Dear Fellows, Members and Colleagues,

Welcome to Autumn edition of Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine newsletter. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy return from school holidays and trust the first quarter of the year you are reaching professional goals and revisiting & evaluating how you will achieve above and beyond.

A pragmatic approach to beauty should be a focus for 2016. There is no shortage of high-tech devices to reduce fat, tighten skin and diminish cellulite. And in that sea of options, there are a few that stand out. It is vital decisions are made relating to safety, efficacy and financial sense for the patient and the doctor.

Two powerful demographic trends are emerging, feminine rejuvenation and male aesthetic treatments. Injectibles are the main requested treatments for women, however depending on age, feminine rejuvenation is fast becoming an area of interest. Hair loss and body shaping are most common reasons for men to visit a cosmetic physician, comfortably, with minimal concern for negative judgment.


Jass Narulla


Medical Board of Australia has issued guidelines on cosmetic medical and surgical procedures

In response to broad support from stakeholders for guidance in this area of medical practice to protect consumers, the Medical Board has issued this Guidelines. Read more >>

Will laws for Cosmetic Nurses change?

Cosmetic nurses may soon need an on-site doctor to prescribe initial consultations. We talk to Katherine Millar-Shannon about being one of only a few practitioners who can prescribe without consulting a doctor. Read more >>

Cosmetic Nurse Injectors deliver excellent cosmetic service via Live Video Consult

The Medical Board are currently reviewing how cosmetic treatments are functioning across Victoria and would like to know how you find our system here at anti-aging. Read more >>

Public consultation paper and Regulation Impact Statement - Registered medical practitioners who provide cosmetic medical and surgical procedures

The Board received almost 600 submissions. Read on for the full list of submissions >>

The use of botulinum toxin and dermal fillers by dentists

The Dental Board of Australia (the Board) has published this fact sheet to explain what we expect of dentists when using botulinum toxin1 and dermal fillers in their practice. Read more >>

Rushed cosmetic procedures a 'recipe for disaster'

When Chanelle O'Hare went searching online for a good deal on cosmetic procedures, she never imagined she would endure more than two years of scarring and trauma. Read more >>

Cosmetic injections: beware of 'home based' beauty services

The TGA has received reports of individuals offering these services from home-based beauty salons, which may be using imported products which have not been approved for supply in Australia. Read more >>

Educational Activities
12th National Laser & Cosmetic Medicine Conference

We are delighted to announce the 12th National Laser and Cosmetic Medicine Conference (LCMC 2016) will be held in the stunning Hunter Valley at the Crowne Plaza from 5 - 6 November 2016. Read more >>

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