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  • New Study Shows Hyaluronic Acid Fillers May Last Longer Than Expected While Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers are purported to last between 3 and 12 months, a recent study has uncovered that HA Fillers may in fact last longer than what was originally thought. Dermal fillers......

  • THE RISE AND RISE OF NON-INVASIVE AESTHETIC TREATMENTS IN THE POST COVID ERA As our return to normality is forging ahead in 2021, so too, is the increase in demand for non-invasive aesthetic treatments. Non-surgical procedures have gathered even more momentum in the post COVID19......

  • NO ROOM FOR COMPLACENCY AS COSMETIC MEDICAL PRACTICES START TO REOPEN The Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) welcomes the government’s three-step plan to ease restrictions and enable the staged reopening of businesses across Australia. This news sees cosmetic medical practices nationwide, gradually reopening their......

  • 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......

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  • CPCA’s Annual Online Aesthetics Conference CosDoc2024 Premiers 21 July 2024   CosDoc2024 will provide an online platform for the sharing of knowledge, expertise, experiences, and research findings within aesthetic medicine. Content will be selected by cosmetic doctors for the appeal of cosmetic doctors, medical practitioners,......

  • One of the most renowned speakers in the field of aesthetic medicine shares his insights on aesthetic medicine and energy based device treatments. Dr. Shangli Lin will present on clinical applications for Picosecond laser and RF Microneedling. Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Date: Thursday, 7th March 2024 Venue: The......

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  • Disclaimer: The College does not endorse the conference descriptions but supplies the advertisement purely for the information of members who must make their own inquiries regarding the conference. Ready to elevate yourself, your team and your business in 2024? Then you won’t want to miss......

  • Achieving business success in aesthetics with high levels of patient satisfaction through the use of energy based devices. Events Details Date: Monday, 13th November 2023 Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Daytime cocktail / Lunch and afternoon tea will be provided) Venue: Pier One, 11......

  • SCAM ALERT BE AWARE OF THIS WEBSITE We have become aware that a website exists that is taking bookings and payments for cosmetic clinics in Melbourne and Sydney without the knowledge of the cosmetic clinic. The website is https://emvana.com/  If you click on the link or......

  •   WEBINAR DESCRIPTION: Choosing machinery to expand your cosmetic practice beyond injectables can be confusing. Dr Michael Molton, FCPCA provides insights to the workings of these devices; their advantages, their pitfalls, and the potential dangers. Join this limited group of medical practitioners for this educational webinar......

  • Join Elucell on October 26th at Glass Haus for a captivating exploration of the future of ageing and the realm of ageless possibilities, featuring Dr. Isabella from Elucell Clinic. This is not your typical discussion about the ageing process; it’s a journey into the scientific......

  • COSMEDICON 2024 is again shaping up to be the pinnacle of boutique aesthetic medicine conferences in Australia. This must-attend event will be held on 7 – 10 March 2024 at the exclusive InterContinental Hotel in Sydney’s Double Bay with an innovative and relevant program, industry......

  •                   This is a theory-based course, which focuses on the clinical aspects of light and Laser treatment and the required safety standards as outlined by the Radiation Safety Act. The course is recognised by the two main......

  • SEMINAR DESCRIPTION: This seminar was designed in response to recent AHPRA reforms for cosmetic practitioners and the upcoming RANZCO guidelines regarding filler-related blindness. The program will: ✔ Delve into crucial topics such as the evolution of facial fillers, diagnosing and treating both ischaemic and non-ischaemic......

  • 2023 CPCA Annual General Meeting In-person ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Saturday 21st October Melbourne, Victoria 4.00—6.00 pm …Following the AGM CPCA Collegiate Dinner Evening Saturday 21st October Melbourne, Victoria 6.00pm onwards   $130 pp all-inclusive Partners Welcome Click below to reserve your places* Click HERE to......

  • SATISFACTION SURVEY Whether you attended CosDoc2023 or not, please take a few minutes to complete the feedback survey (click HERE) and let us know about your experience at the conference and what can be improved for our future events, or the reason why you were......

  • Disclaimer: The College does not endorse the products but supplies the advertisement purely for the information of members who must make their own enquiries regarding the product/s. BLOG Why is Laser Fat Reduction Better Than Fat Freezing? With the growing demand for effective weight loss......

  • EXPLORE PICOSECOND LASER AND RF MICRONEEDLING FOR YOUR AESTHETIC PRACTICE Your patient’s top skin concerns targeted in one treatment plan! Learn Davin Lim’s insights and learnings into Picosecond technology across all skin types. Watch a live demonstration in the latest in state of the art......

  • You are entitled to safe cosmetic services. This factsheet includes information about cosmetic injectables, also known as anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. It can help you understand some of the potential risks and what to look out for if you are considering a cosmetic procedure......

  • Registrations Remain Open Until Friday 21 July 2023! Approximately 14 hours of content / Video on Demand CPD Hours Apply Check out some of our speakers! REGISTER NOW...

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  • Here is an update about the requirement in the Medical Board of Australia’s (the Board) Guidelines for medical practitioners who perform cosmetic surgery and procedures in relation to accreditation of facilities: All cosmetic surgery (except certain types of blepharoplasty) must be performed in a facility that is......

  • Registrations Remain Open! Content available on demand for 30 days 16-hour webinar/Videos on Demand available CPD Hours Apply     If you have already registered, please log in to the platform via the button below.     CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION...

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  • CosDoc2023 Event Program is Out Now! CPCA’s Designated Conference CPD Hours Applicable Draft Event Program Now Available! Click Image to Read CosDoc2023 Speakers List  ~ More Speakers & Content Still to Come ~  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION...

  • Monday 22nd May 2023 Morning Session 10am – 1pm Afternoon Session 1pm – 4.30pm Medico Estetica 57 Auburn Rd (Cnr Rathmines Rd) Hawthorn VIC 3122 FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT Daniel Kennedy 0457 158 177 Larissa Samuel 0473 659 966 Click here to view the invitation......

  • EXPLORE PICOSECOND LASER AND RF MICRONEEDLING FOR YOUR AESTHETIC PRACTICE Your patient’s top skin concerns targeted in one treatment plan! Learn Davin Lim’s insights and learnings into Picosecond technology across all skin types. Watch a live demonstration in the latest in state of the art......

  • Click here to view the press release DISCOUNT OFFER FOR CPCA MEMBERS! CPCA members will receive a discount code for a complimentary ticket. Contact our Admin Team via cpca@cpca.net.au to get your code today! Brought to you by CPCA Corporate Member    Disclaimer: The College......

  • Aesthetics 2023 presents an unparalleled opportunity for professionals across all specialties to collaborate, acquire knowledge and expertise, and collectively advance. It is an all inclusive educational platform with the aim of challenging the status quo in nonsurgical aesthetic learning. Keeping education topical, current, relevant, practical......

  • Your clinic’s first laser and RF microneedling, sequential treatment plan. Learn about this industry-first procedure that combines the two most popular modalities in one treatment, with protocols for: – Skin texture – Pore size – Active acne – Acne scarring – Pigmentation – Fine lines......

  • Your clinic’s first laser and RF microneedling, sequential treatment plan. Learn about this industry-first procedure that combines the two most popular modalities in one treatment, with protocols for: – Skin texture – Pore size – Active acne – Acne scarring – Pigmentation – Fine lines......

  • Picosecond Technology for Tattoo Removal and Pigmentation When: Monday 1st May 2023 Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Location: AACDS, 60-62 Stirling St, Perth WA 6000 LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE. Exclusive event includes live demonstration of the PicoSure PRO, welcome drink, canapes, educational presentation and gift bag.......

  • Premiers Online 4 June 2023 – All things non-invasive cosmetic medicine – – Over 12 hours of content – – Live Q&A sessions – – Content available on-demand for 30 days post-premier – – Content selected by cosmetic doctors for cosmetic doctors, medical practitioners, registered......

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  • The CPCA is pleased to introduce the new WhatsApp community group, CPCA Global! All financial College members are invited to join the group without delay to ensure they do not miss out on receiving NEWS as it BREAKS! Receive important College announcements/broadcasts in real time......

  • Discover EMERALD™ laser by Erchonia® the world’s first diode laser for non-invasive fat reduction About the Webinar Presented by internationally renowned, Dr Munir Somji from UK’s Award Winning Medical Aesthetics clinic. This 1-hour webinar will provide you with a first-hand introduction to Green Laser Technology......

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  • Check out this year’s full line up of speakers, including several of our members, via https://www.cosmedicon.com.au/speakers.html...

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  • The Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) is proud to announce the launch of the 52900WA Graduate Certificate of Cosmetic Medicine. This marks a significant milestone in the training of doctors wanting to learn how to perform cosmetic procedures in Australia. It is the first......

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  • Preliminary Essentials of Cosmetic Medicine is a 6-week online, entry-level course recently released by the CPCA. This course is ideal for medical practitioners who are looking to get into cosmetic medicine in Australia or who are relatively new to the industry. This course covers the......

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  • Disclaimer: The College does not endorse the webinar descriptions but supplies the advertisement purely for the information of members who must make their own inquiries regarding the webinar. Topic WEBINAR: An Expert Guide to Mastering Upper Face Injection with Ellansé Time Thursday, October 20 2022 11:00am......

  • SUNDAY 27 NOVEMBER HYBRID EVENT Attend in-person or virtually via Zoom Link When AGM 3.30pm start – estimate 5.00pm finish Venue Face to Face Medical 44 The Avenue, Windsor, Victoria. Information about parking and public transport available here....

  • SUNDAY 27 NOVEMBER NOTICE OF OFFICE BEARER ELECTIONS FORM SUBMISSION DEADLINE 28 OCTOBER For Full Members or Fellows wishing to nominate themselves or other Full Members or Fellows for a position on the Board, please be aware your nomination form must be submitted to CPCA......

  • Please note that the two events need to be booked separately. Venue:  Face to Face Medical, 44 The Avenue, Windsor, Victoria. Information about parking and public transport available here. On behalf of the College and its Education & Membership Committee, the Board look forward to......

  • Disclaimer: The College does not endorse the webinar descriptions but supplies the advertisement purely for the information of members who must make their own inquiries regarding the webinar. Topic Introducing the Short 12 Cone Time Sep 27, 2022 08:30 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney Meeting ID: 838......

  • 11.5 hours of content, including two 45-minute recorded panel discussion sessions with the speakers These are the snapshots of some of the presentations by our CosDoc2022 international and local speakers. Register now to watch the full presentations! If you have not yet attended CosDoc2022, registrations are......

  • The CPCA is delighted to announce that our new course Preliminary Essentials of Cosmetic Medicine is now open for enrolment! This course forms the first part of the Trainee Program. Non-accredited, stand alone, ONLINE, introductory course, 6 week duration (including assessment) with live support via MS......

  • 11.5 hours of content, including two 45 minute recorded panel discussion sessions with the speakers If you have not yet attended CosDoc2022, registrations are still open for videos-on-demand – content available until mid-August 2022! A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO EARN CPD POINTS!          Click......

  • Please note that this is the draft version of the program only and subject to revisions.CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PROGRAM...

  • CPCA DESIGNATED CONFERENCE The College is pleased to announce that more speakers are now confirmed for CosDoc2022! Anyone providing a presentation for our event will receive free registration in due course....

  • Anyone providing a presentation for our event will receive free registration in due course. A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO EARN CPD POINTS!         ...

  • CosDoc2022 | 3 July 2022 Conference Program Currently Under Development – Have Your Say… Are you a Cosmetic Physician, Medical Practitioner, Registered Nurse, Dermal Therapist? What Interests You? Pick and click on the topics below to drill down and let us know what you would like......

  • CPCA DESIGNATED CONFERENCE Main event – live online Sun 3 July 22 with NEW INTERACTIVE sessions with speakers, vendors and delegates. Post main event – 30-day access to 16 hours of recorded content for rewatching or catching up on missed sessions. Content that is selected......

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  •   College Certification Opportunity 2022! Potential for Membership Upgrade   Available in all capital cities – Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. Assessment Dates (numbers permitting) 18 June 2022 Injectables—Theory 31 July 2022 Injectables—Practical 3 September 2022 Non-ionising Radiation Devices & Cosmeceuticals—Theory CLICK HERE FOR......

  • Acne scars are the worst thing about acne. Getting rid of acne scars is a good option, but it can be not easy. According to Dr John Mahony (Board Member of Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia CPCA), hypertrophic scars (highly reacted) will usually respond to......

  • A huge number of people revealed they were planning on investing in their appearance post-lockdown, with concerns about wrinkles, weight gain and teeth high on the list – all attributed to Zoom. According to the recent survey conducted by the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia......

  • Julene Yates was hospitalised for second degree burns after an intense-light treatment on her legs. Ms Yates is calling for health authorities to improve oversight over salons performing intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments. The Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) said it has been pushing......

  • In the interest of patient safety, NSW Health has introduced legislative changes that govern the administration, supply, transport, storage and record-keeping of prescription-only medications used for the purpose of cosmetic procedures. The changes, that take effect from 1 September 2021, ensure stricter regulation of the......

  • The Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia otherwise known as the (CPCA) have conducted a member survey with some very surprising results! The recent survey has shown an unprecedented surge in clinics seeing the emergence of new patients seeking non and minimally invasive procedures during the......

  • A survey by the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) has shown a surge in new patients seeking non-and-minimally-invasive procedures during the past year, with a 41.5 per cent increase in new patients who have never had aesthetic treatments. Click HERE to read the full......

  • Sunday 6 June saw the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia stream the second iteration of the online virtual conference, CosDoc2021. With 16 hours of live presentations shared between two streams on the day, the event was a showcase for respected international and local speakers, with......

  • New Study Shows Hyaluronic Acid Fillers May Last Longer Than Expected While Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers are purported to last between 3 and 12 months, a recent study has uncovered that HA Fillers may in fact last longer than what was originally thought. Dermal fillers......

  • According to the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA), the impact of seeing one’s self on camera or the “Zoom Boom” has definitely been one of the key drivers behind the growing demand for non-invasive facial procedures. COVID-19 and the “‘Zoom Boom’ phenomenon has seen......

  • Whether you’re all about it or against it, non-invasive cosmetic treatments like anti-wrinkle injections and fillers have just become the new norm. According to Dr Molton (President of the CPCA), while patients have definitely become more educated about who they trust to perform a procedure,......

  • What exactly is a non-surgical rhinoplasty? According to Dr Naomi McCullum, cosmetic physician and board member of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA), it is a procedure where dermal fiIller is injected into the nose, creating a more attractive shape. It can correct a......

  • The “Zoom boom” has hastened interest and development in treatments to smooth the neck and define the jawline. Technology has given us much, but it has also given us “tech neck”, due to our habit of hanging our head to intently study the screen in......

  • If you are considering aesthetic medicine, you do need to do your research when selecting practitioners and treatments. Dr Michael Molton, president of the CPCA, advises that there is a wide range of practitioners performing cosmetic medicine procedures in Australia, with different degrees of training......

  • Staring at our own faces during virtual meetings and catch-ups has given rise to what has been dubbed the Zoom Boom – a surge in demand for cosmetic medical procedures to address “Lockdown Face”. According to Dr Michael Molton, president of the CPCA, “Lockdown Face”......

  • Click on the timeline of the radio recording at 1:59:00 to start listening to the live interview with the CPCA’s President, Dr Michael Molton. Click HERE to listen to the radio interview....

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  • THE RISE AND RISE OF NON-INVASIVE AESTHETIC TREATMENTS IN THE POST COVID ERA As our return to normality is forging ahead in 2021, so too, is the increase in demand for non-invasive aesthetic treatments. Non-surgical procedures have gathered even more momentum in the post COVID19......

  • Regulations governing the use of lasers vary among states, and even where they are present, enforcement is lacking. Patients put their trust in the practitioner that they will be treated with a duty of care. However, with a wide range of practitioners performing cosmetic medicine......

  • The paper, “A Consensus on Minimizing the Risk of Hyaluronic Acid Embolic Vision Loss and Suggestions for Immediate Bedside Management”, published in Aesthetic Surgery Journal (official publication of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery), has just received the prestigious accolade of ‘Best International Paper......

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  • “When choosing an injector or cosmetic doctor, experience and qualifications of the practitioner, along with licensing of the clinic should be focused on to ensure both safety and great results. You can also check if they are a member of an industry board, such as......

  • The College is pleased to announce that some of our Victorian members have finally had the opportunity to participate in Part 2 of the CPCA Injectables, EBD & Cosmeceuticals exam, which was delayed due to Victoria’s major lock-down period. It is no doubt rewarding for......

  • The Cosmetic Physicians College of Australia (CPCA) is lobbying for national laser regulations after growing reports of misuse among unqualified therapists resulting in patient disfiguration. President of CPCA Dr Michael Molton says he has witnessed several injuries caused by devices which aren’t limited to ‘just......

  • The Cosmetic Physicians College of Australia (CPCA) recognises that uniform, national laser regulation, and enforcement of these regulations, is well overdue. As an advocate for patient safety, the CPCA are concerned by the frequent unregulated laser use in Australia. You can learn more about this......

  • The Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) has long been an avid advocate for patient safety, especially with regards to unregulated laser use in Australia. For many years, the CPCA has been lobbying industry bodies about this very subject with the aim that uniform, national......

  • Victorian Stage 4 Business Restrictions 18th August 2020 The following advice is from the Victorian Health Complaints Commissioner: The Victorian Government has implemented restrictions to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Pursuant to these restrictions certain business must not trade. On 5 August 2020, the State......

  • Incorporating the Introduction of Stage 4 (Greater Melbourne) & Stage 3 Restrictions (rest of Victoria) Applicable midnight 5th August 2020 As of midnight Wednesday 5th August, Victorian Premier Andrews has announced certain mandatory workplace changes including closures or the requirement to work off-site as well......

  • This guideline has been developed by the College for the aim of safe practice to the extent possible during the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic when returning to Cosmetic Medicine. Before implementing this guideline, doctors should check the restrictions in place in their clinic’s locality and their......

  • Thinking about booking in for dermal filler injections? Expect a rather long waitlist because post-COVID-19, everything to do with injectables and plastic surgery will be different. Experts in the field of aesthetic medicine, Dr Joseph Hkeik and the Board of the Cosmetic  Physicians College of......

  • NO ROOM FOR COMPLACENCY AS COSMETIC MEDICAL PRACTICES START TO REOPEN The Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) welcomes the government’s three-step plan to ease restrictions and enable the staged reopening of businesses across Australia. This news sees cosmetic medical practices nationwide, gradually reopening their......

  • The online world provides us many opportunities to escape reality. Filters and “I Woke Up Like This” culture make it easy for us, behind the screen, to distort our online “reality.” However, there is definitely a growing awareness of misrepresentation. Both from users, and the......

  • A recent article by Whimm Body+Soul highlighted that Australians fork out around $1 billion for cosmetic surgery procedures every year, most of which is spent on anti-wrinkle injections. Both men and women are now adding cosmetic procedures to their usual beauty and skincare regimes for......

  • Anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers have seen an almost explosive increase in popularity, and thanks to social media influencer use, popularity doesn’t seem to be waning. The problem with cosmetic procedures that see a quick uptake in popularity is that there is also the potential......

  • Dry skin can be uncomfortable and even cause a bit of discomfort. From feeling tight and itchy to looking irritated and flaky, dry skin can frustrate and irritate when it doesn’t respond to the skincare products that you are using. The winter months can be......

  • In a recent media release, the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration shed some light on the potential risks associated with cosmetic injections. While injectable treatments such as dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections are available at countless clinics, many patients are still falling prey to unregistered and......

  • “Patients often ask me why the right side of their face has more wrinkles, a different-shaped eyebrow or more jowls. The answer is sun damage, especially from driving”, says CPCA President, Dr Michael Motlon. Read the full Body and Soul article about the necessity of......

  • If there’s one thing worse than acne, it’s acne scars. Those constant reminders that you picked your face when you shouldn’t have; not to mention, acne scars on the face are tough to hide under makeup. Yep, the best solution is to get rid of......

  • Essentially, all acne is hormonal. But when you hear the term ‘hormonal acne’ thrown around, it’s often in reference to acne that’s developed due to fluctuations in hormones, normally due to your menstrual cycle, pregnancy or menopause. “Distribution of the breakout and when the breakout......

  • Get Real – The Negative Side of Selfies Dr Michael Molton, President of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA), is taking action and educating the Australian public on the potential negative effects of selfies. Selfies have become an integral part of our modern culture......

  • 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......