Australasian Society of Cosmetic Dermatologists

Our mission is to foster, equalise access and improve training in cosmetic dermatology for all Australasian dermatologists and registrars and, more broadly, to share dermatologist’s expertise with other disciplines

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Arising out of the ASCD Consensus paper in 2020 this was taken further into a dedicated paper on the futility of aspiration as a safety manouver

ASJ Best International Paper Award: Aspiration Before Tissue Filler—An Exercise in Futility and Unsafe Practice

Greg Goodman
Mark Magnusson
Peter Callan
Stefania Roberts
Sarah Hart
Frank Lin
Eqram Rahman
Cara McDonald
Steven Liew
Cath Porter
Niamh Corduff
Michael Clague

Attention all Cosmetic Practitioners (non-Dermatologists), Doctors, Nurses and Dermal Therapists

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Rationale, Objectives and Goals of the ASCD

The Australasian Society of Cosmetic Dermatologists (ASCD)  provides education and training activities under the registered entity Cosmetic Dermatologists Education Inc. (ABN 58 138 451 463) with individual membership open to all Australian and New Zealand dermatologists and dermatology trainees.

The ASCD activities are supported by:

  • ASCD Board, comprising 13 members
  • Individual Australian and NZ dermatologists (currently 164)
  • Affiliated organisations with similar goals of cosmetic dermatology education
  • Friends of ASCD – eminent overseas dermatologists and leading other practitioners in cosmetic dermatology who contribute to the ASCD program
  • Industry sponsor group, which includes support for the ASCD journal


To share dermatologists’ expertise and deliver quality training in cosmetic dermatology to improve care for patients.


To be internationally recognised as the source of dermatology expertise that is shared with those delivering cosmetic skin care and procedures.


We provide education and training in cosmetic dermatology.
We help cosmetic practitioners to develop their expertise and optimise patient care.

Professor Greg Goodman AM
ASCD President

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ASCD Events

The ASCD facilitates world-class educational opportunities for all Healthcare Professionals, Nurses and Practice Staff who have a focus on Cosmetic Dermatology.

ASCD Board

The ASCD has a board comprising 13 individual dermatologists. Click for more information.

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Application for Organisation Affiliation

The ASCD is pleased to have a number of like-minded organisational Affiliates who share the ASCD goals to improve education and training in cosmetic dermatology. Click for more information.

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ASCD Industry Partners

The ASCD has a collaborative relationship with the cosmetic industry to support its educational activities.

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ASCD Quarterly Journal

In 2020, the ASCD launched a comprehensive quarterly cosmetic dermatology journal.

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