Category Archives: Non-surgical Guidelines

Best way to protect consumers of cosmetic procedures

The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons welcomes consultation on draft guidelines for cosmetic, medical and surgical procedures proposed by the Medical Board of Australia on 17 March 2015. ASPS is the specialty’s peak body and will make a submission to the Medical Board on behalf of all Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. “The guidelines which include …

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Who is qualified to inject fillers and wrinkle treatments?

Schedule 4 substances (for example, Botulinum toxin) are prescription only medicines. Download the ASPS official statement about their administration by nurses. Read a recent NSW HCCC media release about a nurse suspended, by the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal, for professional misconduct for administering cosmetic injections without a prescription and without medical supervision. (12 June …

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Call for national guidelines for use of medical grade lasers

Call for national guidelines for use of medical grade lasers  Dr Geoff Lyons, President ASPS, was interviewed by Today Tonight on 21 August about the lack of regulation of medical grade lasers. Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons calls for national regulation to protect patient safety. Read our media update.

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