Australian Society of Dermal Clinician's (ASDC) has growing concerns for patient safety from those who are performing procedures out side of their Scope of Practice.
Of particular concern is the use of plasma xeresis and radio frequency devices used in the infraorbital area by beauty therapists, dermal therapists and clinicians.
The ASDC does not endorse the use of these practices by those we believe are not qualified to do so. These procedures are complex with a high risk of complications and in our opinion should be referred to practitioners with appropriate qualifications or expertise such as doctors.
As a member of the ASDC you have an obligation to treat within your scope at all times. This means being responsible for your actions and having the knowledge to understand what your boundaries are ie. knowing what you can and cannot treat safely. By respecting your limitations you protect your integrity as a professional and ensure the safety of your patients and our industry.
In the coming months the ASDC will be reviewing the services of their members with appropriate action being taken against those found to be working outside their scope.