A discussion around AHPRA’s new screening guidelines for cosmetic patients

The Impact of Psychological Complications on Cosmetic Procedures: A Guide to the AHPRA Guidelines In a recent webinar Dr. Toni Pikoos, a specialist in body dysmorphic disorder, discussed the psychological complications associated with cosmetic procedures. She shed light on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) guidelines and how these guidelines have been informed by […]

ReadyMind Frequently Asked Questions

Question and Answer with ReadyMind Co-Founder, Dr Toni Pikoos. I’ve been fielding lots of questions from cosmetic practitioners about how the AHPRA guidelines will effect them, and how to implement them. I’ve consulted with AHPRA and wanted to summaries some of the most common questions i’ve been hearing: QUESTION: Are the ReadyMind screening questionnaires validated? […]

Cosmetic Readiness Questionnaire

Cosmetic Readiness Questionnaire (CRQ) The Cosmetic Readiness Questionnaire (CRQ, Pikoos & Buchanan, 2022) is an assessment tool which helps cosmetic professionals determine a patient’s mindset and readiness to undergo a cosmetic procedure, including body dysmorphic disorder and other psychological concerns. The CRQ has 45-items and assesses psychological risk factors relating to readiness to undergo a […]