Platelet Rich Plasma Guidelines

Autologous human cell and tissue (HCT) products are those that are removed from, and applied to, the same person, i.e. the donor and the recipient are the same. These include some products commonly referred to as 'stem cell treatments'.

Plasma Devices within the Infraorbital Area

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. 

Fitzpatrick Skin Type Scale

The Fitzpatrick Scale is a skin classification system first developed in 1975 by Thomas Fitzpatrick, MD, of Harvard Medical School. This skin type classification system is very familiar to Dermal Clinicians and is a tool that they use everyday to determine your suitability for treatment and your level of risk for potential complications to occur. 

The Fitzpatrick Scale has been based on an individual’s response to ultraviolet radiation (UV) and ability to tan. It is important to note that these two points are not the only determinants to consider when concluding ones skin type, therefore limitations are attached to the Fitzpatrick scale and this is why a thorough understanding of your ethnic background, eye colour, hair colour, skin and your response to injury is essential before proceeding with any skin or laser procedure.

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