ACAM Autumn Newsletter 2017
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Message from the President

Dear Fellows, Members and Colleagues,

Welcome to the Autumn Edition of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine (ACAM) Newsletter.
At the Annual General Meeting held in November last year, there were some changes to the ACAM board. Dr Larissa Miller and Dr Larry Gahan were nominated and accepted as new board members. Congratulations to them and we look forward to their input in 2017. They replace Dr Paul Weaver from New Zealand and Dr Ben Chan from Melbourne. I would like to take the opportunity to thank Dr Weaver and Dr Chan for their contribution to ACAM, especially Dr Weaver for his support with the Certificate in Procedural Phlebology. Dr Jass Narulla has now retired as President after 4 years in this position and we thank him for his dedication and service to the College. I am very proud to assume the responsibility of President of the College.
My focus in 2017 is to further improve the ACAM academic program. This year we have 2 doctors on the Registrar Program and 61 doctors overall participating in the Diploma of Cosmetic Medicine.
At the recent 12th Laser and Cosmetic Medicine Conference held in the Hunter Valley in November, the ACAM Board worked closely with the development company Savv-e to bring  the online training program closer to completion. We are excited to be bringing new aspects into the programme, including online videos and feedback questions for each tutorial.
Two Board members, Dr Naomi McCullum and Dr Larissa Miller have taken responsibility of the ACAM Facebook page and I encourage all members to place posts, ‘like’ and contribute to this page. Access can be made by: 
This year the 13th Annual Laser and Cosmetic Conference will be held at the Crown Promenade Hotel in Melbourne from 11-12 November. The preliminary programme will be available on the website shortly. We are delighted to include such wonderful educators as Professor Rod Sinclair, Professor Dedee Murrell, Professor Greg Goodman and many others with topics ranging from non-surgical facial rejuvenation, hair grafting, melanoma and expert advice on managing dermal fillers. We also have presentations including the latest laser technology including Q switched YAG and Intense Pulsed Light. It will be an excellent program and must not be missed!
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Sharron Phillipson


A Brief Overview - IMCAS Annual World Congress 2017, Paris
By Dr Larissa Miller
  • Combination approach was promoted in few recent research data for skin and hair treatments. For example, combination of minoxidil + red light LED+retinoids + betamethasone was shown superior in immunogenic slope is to any of these treatment itself or even combination minoxidil + LED. (Sadick research). 
  • Besides traditional plastic surgery and facial cosmetic physician techniques, there were few sessions on hair transplant, cosmetic gynaecology and anti-aging medicine. 
  • There were no speakers from Australia this year. 
  • Natural results still trending in all areas. 
  • Botulotoxins: concepts of beautification and lifting with whole face approach. There is also phase 2 trial on efficacy and longevity of re- constitution of BTX with nanometalic silver tetraoxide, which would be great. 
  • Fillers: was surprised by the variety of brands and applications. Few data on positive effect of non crossed linked HA fir atopic dermatitis. Care with temples and glabella, especially with gun shot techniques. 
  • Body: lipolysis in all forms - injections, cryo, RF, laser, shock waves, electrostimulation and their combinations. 
  • Interesting results of Calcium hydroxyapatite intradermal injections, which are popular for collagen stimulating on body. 
The Effects of Colour
Bearing in mind that most people form an opinion within 90 seconds of sight and that over 85% of buyers place colour as the most important factor determining their purchasing decisions, the importance of paying attention to the effects of colour within your business or home should not be underestimated.

12th National Laser and Cosmetic Medicine Conference Reaches New Heights
by Tina Viney, CEO of the Aesthetics Practitioners Advisory Network

Educational Activities
13th National Laser & Cosmetic Medicine Conference
We are delighted to announce the 13th National Laser and Cosmetic Medicine Conference (LCMC 2017) will be held in the vibrant city of Melbourne from 11 - 12 November 2017. 
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