Events/News

News
  • Concerned by the number of patients with a distorted sense of self and unrealistic expectations triggered by social media, the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) has launched a new campaign called ‘Get Real’, which is designed to help the public understand that not only do selfies......

  • The College is pleased to announce that the CPCA Neuro-toxin and Filler Workshop was a big success! According to Dr Molton, CPCA’s President, “today’s presenters of this contemporary program have taken members beyond the advanced knowledge of modern cosmetic medicine to unprecedented heights. Evidence-based, personal......

  • Dr Michael Molton, President of the CPCA, was recently featured in Beauty Biz Magazine, discussing how next-generation non-invasive fat removal treatments: ✔︎ Can be performed quickly and with relative ease ✔︎ Require little to no downtime ✔︎ Carry minimal risks and side effects ✔︎ Generally......

  • According to Dr Spano, up to 90% of women experience postpartum hair loss. During pregnancy, more hair is in the growth phase. But in the last month, this stops temporarily and this can continue until after birth. After a few months, the hair will begin......

  • The NSW Parliamentary Committee on the Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) has released the results of its recent hearings and The Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) applauds the positive steps being taken following the involvement of CPCA President Dr Michael Molton and Past President......

  •   Dr Michael Molton – Graduated in 1993, with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Western Australia. Dr Molton gained a wide range of experience in the public hospital system, mostly in Emergency Medicine and subsequently as Registrar in Psychiatry......

  • Knowing what to look for in a cosmetic doctor will go a long way in enhancing the results of your treatments. The whole point of getting injectable treatments is to enhance your features in the most subtle and natural way possible. Unfortunately, poor injection techniques......

  • Enhancing patient satisfaction rates starts with ensuring they know exactly what to expect. We live in a visual world where we are bombarded by marketing campaigns and celebrity social media posts on a daily basis. It’s not hard to see why it’s so easy for......

  • The world of cosmetic medicine is changing and so are the preferences of patients. Cosmetic medicine is not what it used to be. Not only is there a much wider selection of advanced treatments to choose from but patient age groups have expanded too. Where......

  • How advancements in cosmetic medicine are giving patients the option to age with dignity and grace. It’s amazing to see how far we have come in terms of anti-ageing solutions. If we think back to earlier decades, surgery was the go-to option for men and......

  • In Australia, cosmetic injections are increasingly in popularity due to their non-surgical procedure, minimal downtime and successful results. Men and women can enjoy combating the signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles, as well as enhancing facial features, such as improving volume in......

  • It’s been an eventful year for the cosmetic industry. In the following article, Spa+Clinic break down the amendments and reviews of legislation regarding cosmetic treatments. Read the article here....

  • Australian doctors, including our CPCA President Dr Molton, are increasingly concerned over young people requesting ‘SnapChat Makeovers’ in their clinics. “People are going into clinics and showing doctors a face-tuned image and saying, ‘I want to look like this. This is my selfie. I have......

  • The NSW Parliamentary Committee on the Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) released the results of their latest parliamentary hearing last week, which investigated public safety concerns throughout the cosmetic aesthetics industry. After a number of botched cosmetic procedures, the inquiry was launched in February this year. There......

  • The number of cases involving the improper use of cosmetic injections in clinics and salons across Australia is rising at an alarming rate. More and more stories are surfacing that showcase just how little regulation there seems to be around treatments that use prescription medicines......

  • “Cosmetic injectables. It was maybe 15 years ago when I first heard the expression. This cosmetic injectable caper sounded like magic to me. And frankly it was. And I’ve been hooked ever since. If and when I am offered a cosmetic injectable I do not......

  • Where men and women were once only confronted with society’s idea of the perfect body in print media, today’s consumers are bombarded with distorted ideals on a daily basis. Social media has certainly made a positive impact on our lives but in many ways, it......

  • The pursuit of plump cheeks, smooth foreheads and perfect pouts has seen a massive surge in the number of cosmetic injectable procedures being performed. While these procedures are very much now considered the norm, there still remains a great deal of confusion among patients as......

  • Hear our CPCA President, Dr Michael Molton, catch up with Trish from Plastic Surgery Hub at the recent LCMC Conference held in Brisbane. Listen to their informative chat on patient safety, consumer confusion, what to look out for in a cosmetic physician and so much......

  • The cosmetic industry throughout NSW has suffered another blow as further raids uncover even more clinics stocking illegal substances. The raids conducted throughout seven Chatswood and Haymarket clinics last month turned up a number of illegally imported and potentially dangerous substances including vitamins, high-strength anaesthetic,......

  • The ever-increasing popularity of non-surgical cosmetic enhancement treatments has seen a plethora of clinics popping up, keen to take advantage of the boom. However, while many popular treatments are termed non-surgical, they still remain a cosmetic medical procedure, and therefore still carry an inherent risk......

  • Cosmetic Injectables are offered in just about every beauty clinic, surgeon’s office and medispa around the country. Anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers are two of the most popular procedures for facial rejuvenation and anti-ageing and more and more people are giving them a go, many......

  • Dr Keturah Hoffman, Board Member of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia explains that “when a product is labelled natural it’s probably meaningless as it’s not a controlled term.” Plus, she adds that “if natural actually meant ‘as nature provided’ yes, it might mean it’s......

  • Dr Douglas Grose, of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) is particularly passionate about treating acne not just via medical means but through diet and lifestyle as well. To read more in Mindfood magazine, please click here....

  • [The Sydney Morning Herald] A new article featuring the CPCA on The Sydney Morning Herald. Click HERE to read more....

  • [Beautycate.com] Dr John Mahony, a board member of the CPCA, was featured in this article by Beautycate.com. Click HERE to read more....

  • [Dailymail.co.uk] Dr Douglas Grose, president of the CPCA, called black salve a ‘ridiculous technique’ that ‘kills everything’. He warns the public not to “risk disfigurement by using black salve when there are similar but tested and proven medical treatments”. Click HERE to read the article...

  • [Beauty Biz] Dr Douglas Grose, immediate past President of the CPCA, provides some recommendations for skincare. Click HERE to read the article...

  • [Bondi Beauty] According to Dr Douglas Grose, immediate past President of the CPCA, “any food that typically comes from grains such as bread, pasta, cereals, biscuits and cake as well as animal-based milk products are to be avoided for acne-prone skin”. Click HERE to read the article...

  • [The West Australian] The rise in laser tattoo removal results in the development of newer machines and technology, which helps reduce the time and pain for patients. According to Dr Mary Dingley, a board member of the CPCA, “the new generation laser machines were better......

  • [Clean Beauty Talk] Does your diet affect your skin condition? Find out what Dr Douglas Grose, president of the CPCA, says about this connection and different ways to improve your skin condition. Click HERE to read the article...

  • [DailyMail.co.uk] Experimental and unregulated surgeries by unlicensed medical practitioners is occurring at an all-time high. Dr Douglas Grose, President of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australia, is calling on “the TGA to be more active in detecting illegal machines and drugs used for cosmetic surgeries......

  • [The Daily Telegraph] Among the frightening new unregulated operations is a procedure in which eyelid skin is “burned off” using an illegally imported machine. According to Dr Douglas Grose, President of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australia (CPCA), “doctors were worried about new plasma machines......

  • If you think black salve can cure cancer, think again. According to Dr Douglas Grose, president of the CPCA, “Things like black salve just kill everything, normal skin cells, abnormal skin cells, it doesn’t matter. You can’t control it. All you’re doing is killing the......

  • A new article featuring the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) on Beauty Biz Magazine. According to Dr Mary Dingley (CPCA’s Board Member), “things can go wrong even in the best of hands, but the way to try and minimise those risks, is to go......

  • Make sure to do your research and look for a qualified plastic surgeon before having your breast implants. “You can say that you perform cosmetic surgery, but you can’t actually use the title ‘cosmetic surgeon’. I’m not a surgeon, I only perform non-surgical procedures so......

  • Is lip-licking caused by a cosmetic procedure? Read the article to find out Dr Mary Dingley’s (CPCA’s Board Member) professional explanation. Click HERE to read the article...

  • Here is the podcast of Trish Hammond’s interview with the CPCA’s President, Dr Doug Grose. Dr Grose is very passionate about treating acne, and he has provided some useful advice in this interview. Click HERE to read the article...

  • Check out the new Plastic Surgery Hub’s podcast on Trish Hammond’s interview with Dr Doug Grose and Dr Eddie Roos, two of our Board members, on the topic of the appropriate qualifications for a practitioner. Click HERE to read the article...

  • The topic of black market cosmetic drugs and illegal clinics is very popular at the moment. Spa+Clinic has followed the ABC and released another article on this topic, featuring Dr Mary Dingley, a Board Member of the CPCA. Click HERE to read the article...

  • Remember to incorporate a lip routine into your daily skin care routine! And yes, lip mask is now a thing. Learn how important it is to have a lip routine through this article by Clean Beauty Talk featuring our Board Member, Dr Mary Dingley. Click HERE to......

  • An article featuring CPCA’s Board Members, Dr Douglas Grose and Dr Mary Dingley, on beautydirectory.com.au. “While there is always the risk vs reward factor to consider with any procedure, the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) has outlined some important guidelines for anyone considering a cosmetic......

  • An article featuring CPCA’s President, Dr Douglas Grose, on Clinical Aesthetics Magazine. “Dr Grose said that the CPCA encourages other professional Colleges to follow their lead and mandate that doctors must spend time with other similarly qualified doctors, both being observed and observing others, in the work......

  • Check out the new article written by one of our members, Dr Julie Bradford, on the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle. Click here to read the article...

  • A new article featuring our President Dr Douglas Grose on the usage of coconut oil in your beauty routine. Click here to read the article...

  • An article featuring our President Douglas Grose and his view on wasteful skincare products. Click here to read the article...

  • – Queensland Health Department – * New * Cosmetic Surgical Procedure Regulations Prescribed by the Private Health Facilities Regulation 2017 Commencing 1 January 2018, legislative changes will mean listed surgical cosmetic procedures will be required to take place at licensed premises.  To view the list......

  • Dr Mary Dingley (CPCA’s Member Representative) “notes that in NSW there are no regulations over who can own or operate a laser removal machine, urging people to do their research and if they feel a clinic looks “cheap and nasty” to trust their instincts, as......

  • An article featuring CPCA – “New research by the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) shows many Australians are embarking on non-surgical cosmetic treatments without adequate medical assessment.” Click here to read the article...

  • According to Dr Eddie Roos (CPCA’s Public Relations Officer), the death of Jean Huang, while tragic, “should not have happened“. Click here to read the article...

  • An article featuring one of our members, Dr Ehsan Jadoon, regarding medical-grade lasers. Click here to read the article...

  • A new article feature CPCA spokesperson, Dr Catherine Porter, where CPCA is characterised as the whistle-blowers by Spa + Clinic. Click here to read the article...

  • On March 31st, 2017, the CPSA Board and members met at the final annual general meeting at which the special resolution to close the Society was passed. This copy of the annual report reminisces the creation and growth of the Society through the years, and......

  • NEW CORRESPONDENCE NSW Govt Health The Regulation of Facilities Carrying Out Cosmetic Surgery 29/11/2016 This is a reminder for NSW members to ensure compliance with the requirements. Please click here to view the file....

  • The College announces the recent release of its own Technology-based Patient Consultation Policy as a guide to inform registered medical practitioners and the community about the College’s expectations of medical practitioners who participate in technology-based patient consultations. To view the new College’s policy, please click here....

  • A new article feature CPCA spokesperson, Dr Catherine Porter. According to Dr Porter, beauty treatments should never be DIY because “the risk of infection as a result of getting “injectables, laser treatments and microdermabrasion administered in unsafe environments” is “incredibly high”. Click here to read the article...

  • Spokeswoman for Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia Dr Mary Dingley said people must be aware that in some states or territories, including the ACT, training and qualifications of laser use was unregulated.” Click here to read the article...

  • Both the 2016 NSS and the Convocation Ceremony were a huge success. Thank you to all the members who could make it to the events to celebrate with the College. Congratulations to our new members for joining the College. Please click to view or download photos from......

  • Recently, Avant Mututal Group have brought out a discussion paper on Telemedicine because of the large number of inquiries. Avant seeks member feedback for framework to manage potential telehealth medico-legal risks Our President, Dr Doug Grose, has commented that the College will certainly make a......

  • Just a reminder that all members need to quote their membership number at the time of sending in their RSVP’s to meetings and must take the number with them to write into the meeting attendance register. This is so that we can cross match the......

  • The latest figures put out by the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) indicate an increase in men undergoing both non-surgical and surgical procedures. ‘Men are taking a growing interest in their appearance and how this reflects on them as individuals, which is contributing to......

  • “Spokeswoman for Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia, Dr Mary Dingley was also concerned that while only doctors could use a laser in Western Australia and licences were required in Queensland and Tasmania, almost anyone could own and operate one in other states and territories, including the ACT.“......

  • A new article feature CPCA spokesperson, Dr Catherine Porter. “Australians are continuing to spend up big on non-surgical cosmetic procedures, according to figures released today by the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA).” Click here to read the article...

  • An article featuring CPCA on Herald Sun. “A recent Cosmetic Physicians College of Australia (CPCA) survey shows 79 per cent of Australian men who have undertaken some form of non-surgical cosmetic intervention, consider it a part of their normal grooming routine. This is a 20 per......

  • A new article feature CPCA’s spokesperson, Dr Catherine Porter. “The Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) said it supported teenagers having a three-month cooling-off period before undergoing cosmetic surgery but left this to the doctor’s discretion. In a statement, CPCA spokeswoman Dr Cath Porter said it......

  • An article featuring CPCA on Beauty Biz Magazine. “The CPCA’s Protocol for delegated cosmetic S4 injections states that a doctor must consult in person, face-to-face with a patient and formulate a written treatment plan, prior to delegating the administration of Schedule 4 medicines for cosmetic purposes......

  • A new article feature CPCA. According to research commissioned by the CPCA, “one in four Australians over twenty has a tattoo and one third regret their decision“. Click here to read the article...

  • An article featuring CPCA on Men’s Health. “The latest survey by the CPCA finds we’re now at a point where one in four Australian men aged 20 or older have a tattoo. The question is, how in the space of a generation did something so out-there......

  • An article featuring CPCA on Women’s Health and Fitness Magazine. According to Dr Catherine Porter, spokesperson of the CPCA, “All medical-grade lasers work provided the right wavelength is being used for the right treatment. The treatment is definitely worth the money and requires one to two weeks of......

Media Release
  • Clearly, the demand for cosmetic medical procedures continues to grow. Recent research has uncovered that the main driving force for this upsurge, especially among millennials is social media. The images produced in selfies, along with enhancement apps simply do not reflect what is real…and selfies......

  • The NSW Parliamentary Committee on the Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) has released the results of its recent hearings and The Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) applauds the positive steps being taken following the involvement of CPCA President Dr Michael Molton and Past President......

  • The pursuit of plump cheeks, smooth foreheads and perfect pouts has seen a massive surge in the number of cosmetic injectable procedures being performed. While these procedures are very much now considered the norm, there still remains a great deal of confusion among patients as......

  • While most people consider acne a teenage skin condition, it has increasingly become a common concern for adults with psychological consequences that extend far beyond the teenage years. Dr Douglas Grose, President of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) is particularly passionate about treating......

  • While we are all aware of the rewards or positive outcomes of cosmetic procedures, in recent times, the potential risks and dangers of treatments performed both in Australia and abroad, have also surfaced. While there is always the risk vs reward factor to consider with......

  • The Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia strongly supports the announcement by the Medical Board of Australia that it has enhanced the design of “a Professional Performance Framework to ensure all registered medical practitioners practise competently and ethically throughout their working lives”. The CPCA represents 200......

  • Bella Media and Raw Vision Marketing are excited to announce their appointment by the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) as its PR and communications agency. The appointment is timely with the recent media focus on patient safety and the importance of doctors’ expertise, as......

  • The Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) welcomes the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s (TGA’s) decision to publish directions for health professionals and beauty clinics regarding the advertising of cosmetic services using Schedule 4 (prescription-only) substances, such as botulinum toxin, and the fines that apply for breaching......

  • Aussie blokes’ attitudes to non-surgical cosmetic treatments to combat premature ageing have changed significantly in recent years. The latest survey1 conducted by the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA), indicates 75 per cent of Australian men now think it’s acceptable to have anti-ageing treatments to......

  • The Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) is increasingly concerned about public safety following another story (published by a West Australian newspaper) about patients suffering serious injuries from treatments using intense pulsed light (IPL) equipment conducted by someone without the appropriate training. Laser and IPL......

  • Figures released today from the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia’s (CPCA) latest annual survey of attitudes to non-surgical cosmetic procedures suggests that more Australians than ever are considering such treatments (35 per cent) and just over a quarter of respondents (26 per cent) having had......

  • The latest finding from the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) annual survey has found that one in ten Australians (10 per cent) admit to having non-surgical cosmetic treatments performed in a home environment, rather than at a doctor’s clinic1 – almost double the number......

  • Australian’s are continuing to spend up on cosmetic procedures, according to figures released by the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA). The estimates reveal Australian’s annual spend on minimally or non-invasive cosmetic procedures has topped the $1 billion mark for the first time. CPCA estimates......

  • The Non-Surgical Symposium (NSS) is returning to Australia again on June 2nd and will draw together hundreds of medical practitioners from across the country. The NSS, which started in 2012, is co-hosted by the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) and the Australasian Society of......

  • The Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) is broadly supportive of the Medical Board of Australia’s (MBA’s) newly issued guidelines on cosmetic medical and surgical procedures. However, the CPCA does have significant concerns about specific elements of the guidelines. In particular, while point 7.2 of......

  • Women have long been told, that a stitch in time saves nine, when it comes to facial aging. Men, it appears, are catching up. The latest survey1 by the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA), indicated that 79 per cent of Aussie blokes, who have......

  • An overwhelming number of Australians feel it is acceptable to use non-surgical cosmetic procedures to diminish the signs of ageing. More then three quarters (79 per cent) of those surveyed by The Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA), view non-surgical cosmetic procedures as a suitable......

  • The Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA), estimates that Australians’ spent more than $890 million in the past twelve months, on minimally or non-invasive cosmetic procedures. This is a 5 per cent increase from 2014. It appears that the growing acceptability of minimally or non-invasive cosmetic......

  • The Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia is please to announce the appointment of its inaugural Board, following the first convocation of the College in Sydney on 29 August 2015. To read more on this media release, please click here....

  • The Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia (CPSA) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia and its inaugural Board. The Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia was established following a decision by CPSA members at their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 30 August......

Upcoming Events
Past Events
  • 3 – 4 November 2018 Location: Sofitel Brisbane Central More info...

  • 21 – 23 September 2018 Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne Click to view and download: Conference Program Masterclass Program Click here for more information....

  • Special Discount for CPCA Members! CPCA members are eligible for Early Bird Rate for two-day scientific program if they enter a special code (and then hit ‘Apply’ button) before making payment. Click here for more information. ATTENTION!! CPCA Members will earn1 point per hour of attendance for their 2018 CME record under......

  • If you could not attend the 2017 NSS, make sure not to miss the 2018 NSS!! Registration On The Rise *Discounted price for CPCA Fellows, Members and Affiliates. Category Standard After Feb 10 Late On/After May 10 CPCA Member $1,950.00 $2,450.00 Non-Member $2,350.00 $2,850.00 CPCA Practice......

  • The Cutera ANZ team is pleased to invite you to Cutera University Clinical Forum 2018, an exclusive event for innovative practitioners. The 2018 program features presentations by a panel of renowned practitioners and aesthetic innovators, lead by Jill Lezaic, MD. Click here to view the program. Event......

  • 2017 Laser and Cosmetic Medicine Conference (LCMC) ATTENTION!! For those members who are in need of a CME-point boost, it has been decided to award 2 points per hour for attendance at THIS YEAR’S LCMC in Melbourne. Therefore, if you have missed NSS and could not attend NZSAM conference......

  • The New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine invites you to join them in Queenstown New Zealand for their annual conference. QUEENSTOWN – NEW ZEALAND 3-5 AUG, 2017 CPCA Members will receive a discount! Click here to Register....

  • The Non-Surgical Symposium is the premier educational event for non-surgical aesthetics in Australasia, hosted by The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA). The Non-Surgical Symposium is attended by all practitioners performing non-surgical rejuvenation, including plastic surgeons,......

  • The New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine invites you to join them in Queenstown New Zealand for their annual conference. Sessions include: Clinical Anatomy, Injectables, Adverse Events, Best Practice including Cultural Competence, CPRP/Laser, Skin Cancer, Inaugural Nurse session and Industry Symposium-New Products and Devices. Also......

  • Face and Neck Symposium & Dissection Workshop The Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery are conducting a three-day Symposium and Cadaver Dissection Workshop on surgical and non-surgical rejuvenation of the Face and Neck. AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM SYDNEY 10-12 NOV, 2016 For more details, please click here....

  • The Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia Ltd. (CPCA), Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia Inc. (CPSA) along with the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) would like to invite and inform you of the premier educational event for non-surgical aesthetics in Australasia. The CPCA, CPSA and ASAPS......

  • The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia Inc. (CPSA) invite you to join them at what is undoubtedly the premier educational event for non-surgical aesthetics in Australasia. ASAPS and the CPSA take great pleasure welcoming you to......