Written by Roisin Mc Dermott , Educator and Dermal Therapist for the Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science
Cosmetic medical treatments have become increasingly popular and continue to do so. The explosion in popularity can be attributed to many factors such as safer, minimally invasive procedures. Broadly speaking, medical aesthetics includes all medical treatments that are focused on improving the cosmetic appearance of patients. Cosmetic dermal science sits in the sector in between the beauty industry and plastic surgery. These treatments require a high degree of skill, training, and knowledge of your anatomy and physiology. One important role and provider of such treatments is the Dermal therapist.
A Diploma of Beauty Therapy covers all skills required to work in a beauty salon/clinic. These skills include facials, bow/lash tinting, body massages, manicure/pedicures, makeup, facials and waxing. Only a small portion of the course is focused on the skin. If you have a real passion for skin, treating skin concerns and advanced skincare. If you have a real passion for skin, treating skin concerns and advanced skincare, and wishing to upskill beauty therapy can certainly provide a good foundation for future skills in dermal science which is why there’s a postgraduate option for beauty therapists – the 52854WA Graduate Diploma of Dermal Science.
The 52854WA Graduate Diploma of Dermal Science is developed for candidates from a beauty or health background wanting to achieve a formal and recognised qualification in dermal science. The objective of the qualification is to provide graduates with the knowledge and hands-on skills to perform a range of safe and effective dermal therapies and meet the employment needs of a cosmetic medical clinic. The Dermal Therapist’s role includes patient consultation and assessment, dermatoscopy, laser and light-based therapies, epidermal resurfacing procedures, skin/micro needling and holistic patient care involving the integration between gut health and dermatology and procedures performed by the Dermal Therapist include; laser and light therapies, energy-based therapies eg. radiofrequency, skin-needling, microdermabrasion, chemical peels and the recommendation of specialised cosmeceuticals.
If you are just starting your career or perhaps would like a complete career change, and future career focusing on skin is for you, the alternative to a Diploma of Beauty Therapy, is the 52850WA Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science. This course covers all skills required to work in a cosmetic medical clinic under the supervision of a cosmetic nurse or cosmetic doctor. The 52850WA Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science is an undergraduate dermal therapy course developed for candidates wanting to work as a qualified Dermal Therapist in a cosmetic medical practice or dermal clinic. This course covers the knowledge and skills required to perform a range of dermal therapy procedures within a cosmetic medical setting. This course is an ideal alternative to Beauty Therapy as it caters for candidates who wish to provide results-driven procedures and work alongside other allied health and cosmetic medical professionals.
The Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science the only registered training organisation that offers a nationally accredited qualification in Dermal Therapy as an undergraduate study option. This means the applicant does not have to hold a qualification in beauty therapy as a prerequisite.
To commence the application process and your new career, please click HERE. If you’re not quite ready to apply, please feel free to call on 08 9328 6760 the enquiries team to arrange a suitable time to speak with a Course Advisor.