The Australasian Society of Cosmetic Dermatologists (ASCD) 2018 Symposium was held at the Crown Conference Centre in Melbourne from Friday last week and over the weekend, and I was privileged enough to attend. The gathering was a meeting of experts, industry colleagues and all those passionate about beauty, aesthetics and skin.

With over 11 overseas speakers and many highly regarded Australian industry leaders in the aesthetics industry in attendance the weekend was a plethora of insights into the latest technologies, techniques and knowledge on all things dermal. Some of the topics and highlights included: the Regulation and Ethics of Aesthetics; the treatment of melasma, acne, rosacea and other skin conditions with laser, light and other latest non-surgical devices; Skincare and the part it plays in healthy skin – a break down of the active ingredients and what they can help combat; modern day environmental factors that affect ageing; before and after photos, and so much more!

I was able to chat to a few of my favourite device companies about their latest devices and what each of them treat and can do when it comes to skin rejuvenation and treatment, and I’m so excited to be able to bring you some videos and blogs about all of those over the coming weeks. I also got to have a couple of treatments for body contouring and face sculpting, so I’ll keep you posted on those as well.

These conferences are really a fantastic opportunity to see what’s happening in the world of non-surgical aesthetic skin treatments and I love being able to pass on the insights I am able to get from a patient’s point of view. The amazing team at The Production House Events never fail to surprise and delight, and this event was a continuation of their outstanding event management skills.

The dermatologists, surgeons, doctors, nurses, therapists and others attending these conferences are so passionate about patient safety and offering the latest treatments for a range of skin issues and conditions including rejuvenation and anti-ageing. It’s a reminder that we are so lucky in Australia to have access to so many wonderful practitioners and treatments.


Trish is a plastic surgery blogger. She is passionate about wellbeing, health and beauty, and doesn't mind a little bit of 'help' from the amazing cosmetic and beauty procedures that are available today. Trish spends her days talking to women and men who are looking for suggestions and advice on procedures that are available to them. Cutting through the sales pitch and hype, a down-to-earth response on general information is what you will get.

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