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Dermal Therapy

The Australian Dermal Science Institute degree programs are approved education courses which lead to membership of the peak industry body – The Australian Society of Dermal Clinicians.

If advanced skin and laser is your passion there are 2 postgraduate Degree pathways available to achieve your career goals.
These are exclusively available to elly lukas Diploma of Beauty Therapy graduates at the award-winning Australian Dermal Science Institute.

What does a Dermal Clinician specialise in?

Dermal Clinicians specialise in skin management and non-surgical treatments to assist with acute and chronic skin conditions, disorders and diseases.

The education of dermal health professionals is broad.

Including study in skin and wound biology, dermatological conditions and management.

They also undertake studies in sciences including physics, chemistry, psychology and general anatomy and physiology, as every system of the body can impact the health of the skin.

Conversely skin health and problems are associated with many other disorders or disease.

Dermal Clinicians will also have a focus on public health, skin health education and prevention programs.

Most importantly, Dermal Clinicians can assess and manage risks associated with tissue interactions and advanced therapies to ensure treatments are effective and safe for consumers.

The Dermal Therapy industry has experienced dramatic growth since 2000 with the increasing popularity of non-surgical cosmetic treatments and clinics offering dermal therapy procedures across Australia. This growth has also increased the demand for Dermal Clinicians practicing Australia wide.

Dermal Clinicians are highly educated and specialised practitioners in the domains of skin health and management, providing non-surgical cosmetic treatments as well as managing common dermatological disorders and skin problems associated with other conditions that can affect skin health.

You will now find Dermal Clinicians in a range of settings including: private practice, outpatient and hospital settings, multidisciplinary clinics and primary health care providers.

Dermal Therapy
Dermal Clinician Degree Pathways

There’s nothing boring about an elly lukas education. We take your learning out of the classroom with exclusive access to the top levels of industry in incredible locations. It’s our belief that incredible skills and knowledge are not enough…it’s how and where you implement those skills that makes the difference.

Our goal is to not only provide you with exceptional training, but to also empower you with the ability and confidence to fulfil whatever career outcomes you seek. It’s for these reasons that you’ll see such a variety in our graduates’ success stories.

What can Dermal Clinicians treat?

Dermal Clinicians specialise in the promotion of skin health and provide management of the skin in health and disease or damage to promote integrity and optimal function. 

A holistic approach is undertaken whereby patient education, topical therapies as well as therapeutic interventions and clinical treatments may be provided. This also involves a thorough consultation incorporating medical conditions, medications and lifestyle factors as well as a detailed skin health assessment. 

Dermal Clinicians are independent practitioners however they will often work inter professionally and collaboratively with other specialists or health professionals to achieve optimal outcomes for clients.

 Common conditions and diseases that are treated by Dermal Clinicians include:

  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema and dermatitis
  • Xerosis (excessively dry skin)
  • Hyperkeratosis (thickened skin)
  • Pigmentary disorders and dyschromia (e.g uneven pigment, brown spots)
  • Intrinsic and extrinsic ageing (normal and premature ageing)
  • Vascular disorders and conditions (e.g. birthmarks, telangiectasia/dilated capillaries, superficial spider veins on the face and body).
  • Assisting with optimal wound repair for acute and chronic wounds.
  • Scar management and minimisation.
  • Excessive or unwanted pilosity (hair growth)
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Oedema management
  • Skin management associated with diabetes, arterial or venous insufficiency and disease.
  • Lymphoedema
  • Localised adiposity (localised fat deposits)
  • Micro-pigmentation
  • Tattoo removal

What is the difference between a Dermal Therapist and a Dermal Clinician?

elly lukas diploma graduates have 2 Dermal Therapy study choices at the Australian Dermal Science Institute.

Associate Degree in Applied Health Science (Dermal Therapy) – 2 years
Qualification outcome: Dermal Therapist

After completing the 2 year Associate Degree course, elly lukas graduates have the choice to continue studying for 1 additional year (total 3 years) to complete the

Bachelor Degree of Applied Health Science (Clinical Aesthetics)
Qualification outcome: Dermal Clinician

Having achieved a higher qualification outcome, a Dermal Clinician is able to provide a wider range of treatments and can be admitted as a full member of the peak industry body – The Australian Society of Dermal Clinicians.

Dermal Therapy Careers