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What is a Dermal Therapist?

What is a Dermal Therapist? Am I being treated by a Dermal Therapist at Evolve Advanced Cosmetic Medicine?

A Dermal Therapist, or Dermal Clinician, is an expert in the diagnosis, treatment and management of skin conditions.

To obtain qualification as a Dermal Therapist in Australia requires a four-year university degree in a Bachelor of Health Sciences, with a major in skin sciences. The Australasian academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science is also a specialized body for such academic training.

Dermal Therapists have a detailed knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, endocrinology, chemistry, plastic surgery, dermatology, nutritional relevance to skin, wound management, infection control, and the physics and real-world applications of laser technology. A core component of a Dermal Therapist’s education is the unbiased evaluation of peer reviewed evidence relating to skin and tissue interaction with lasers and other light modalities such as intense pulsed light (IPL).

Dermal Therapy qualifications are highly prized in the aesthetic and skin-care industry, and leading clinics will employ Dermal Therapists for their evidence-based approach to skin health. Dermal Therapists are experts in the management of many skin conditions including acne, dry or sensitive skin, pigmented lesions, rosacea, redness and other vascular lesions. They are able to individually tailor a skin-care program specifically for you. This may consist of treatments such as microdermabrasionchemical peels of varying strengths, skin needling, laser and light therapies and a personalised home-care cosmeceutical regimen. Working with in partnership with a doctor they can also assist in obtaining prescription only treatments for pigmentation and acne.

Dermal Therapists are also experts in the appropriate and safe use laser technology in a clinical setting. In the State of Victoria, there are no restrictions on who can operate a laser in the setting of an aesthetic clinic. Unfortunately burns, scars, and permanent changes in pigmentation are all too common following laser treatments by inexperienced practitioners. At Evolve Advanced Cosmetic Medicine, you are always treated by our certified and trained Dermal Therapists. For your safety, it is important to ask, “am I being treated by a Dermal Therapist”?