Webinar Recording: Adapting to the new AHPRA guidelines for cosmetic procedures

Webinar: Adapting to the New Screening Guidelines for Cosmetic Procedures https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/832138821   Presenter: Dr Toni Pikoos, ReadyMind Co-Founder, Clinical Psychologist and Postdoctoral Researcher Download slides Download Slides As of July 1st 2023, medical practitioners administering both non-surgical and surgical cosmetic procedures are required to routinely screen for body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) as part of their consultation process. […]

Breaking News: revised Medical Board guidelines for cosmetic procedures announced

The Medical Board of Australia (MBA) has just released updated guidelines for doctors who administer surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures, due to take effect on 1st July 2023. The updated guidelines follow an onslaught of media coverage regarding the lack of regulation in the cosmetic industry, which sparked an extensive review initiated by the Australian Healthcare […]

The 4R’s of Referral: When saying ‘no’ is in your patient’s best interest

The 4 ‘R’S of Referral – When Saying No is in your Patient’s Best Interest Published in Spa + Clinic Magazine on 16th November 2022 Have you ever come across a patient in your practice, who continues to feel dissatisfied or unhappy with the treatment outcomes, even when you thought that the treatment was a success? […]

Botox patients should undergo mental health screening, experts say

Botox patients should undergo mental health screening, experts say Published by Tamsin Rose for The Guardian on 16th September 2022  People seeking cosmetic injections such as botox or filler treatments should undergo compulsory mental health screening in order to stop vulnerable patients worsening pre-existing psychological conditions and increasing their risk of self harm, experts say. […]

Ahpra releases their report on regulation in the cosmetic industry

Ahpra releases their report on regulation in the cosmetic industry The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) released their report following an independent review into regulation of medical practitioners who perform cosmetic surgery, which had been initiated on the 30th November 2021. The review came after extensive media coverage regarding cosmetic ‘cowboys’ who have been […]

Regulation may be changing for non-surgical cosmetic procedures in the UK

Here’s what you need to know On the 2nd August 2022, The UK Health and Social Care Committee released their report on the impact of poor body image on physical and mental health. Within it, they addressed several important topics to improve the body image of people living in the UK, including adults and young […]