Box Hill Institute has partnered with the Cosmetic Institute of Australia to deliver courses that will help doctors, dentists, nurses, and beauty therapists build a solid, evidence-based foundation on which to make the most effective choice of treatment.
Australians spend roughly $1 billion a year on non-invasive cosmetic procedures including toxins, fillers, IPL, and laser. However, in Victoria and New South Wales, there are no regulations in the use of light devices or registration mechanisms for the devices or the operators.
According to the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA), the most popular non-surgical procedures are laser/IPL hair removal, microdermabrasion, anti-wrinkle treatments, chemical peels and non-surgical fat reduction.
CPCA has also found that more Australians than ever are considering non-surgical treatments (35 percent) with 26 percent having had a procedure in the last month.
Initial courses will include a basic skin sciences module and a laser safety module for medical and industry professionals. Courses on toxins and fillers will be on offer for nurses, doctors and dentists. Modules are expected to be available from late 2017.
CIOA’s expert instructors hold Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency registration and have experience in the cosmetic industry to deliver practical training in workshops that form part of the courses.
Box Hill Institute will provide professional, industry standard facilities in Box Hill and Lilydale for the programs.
More information about these modules will be available shortly.