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Australasian College of Dermatologists

The Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD) is the peak medical college accredited by the Australian Medical Council for the training and professional development of medical practitioners in the specialty of dermatology.

ACD is the leading authority in Australia for dermatology, providing information, advocacy and advice to patients, communities, government and other health stakeholders on skin health and dermatological practice.

Medical practitioners who have successfully completed the training program of the ACD are known as Fellows of the College (FACD). Fellows of the College are recognised by the Medical Board of Australia as specialists in dermatology. Dermatologists maintain their professional standards and develop new skills through participation in the College’s continuing professional development (CPD) program.

Vision and mission

ACD's mission is to train, educate and foster ongoing excellence of specialist dermatologists, enabling Fellows to be the leaders in skin health care, education, advocacy and innovation.

Their vision is for the highest standard of skin health and dermatology care to be available and accessible to all patients and communities.

How Australasian College of Dermatologists can help

ACD have developed ‘The A to Z of Skin’ – a resource with information to help you understand about common and not-so-common skin conditions and how they are treated.

They help to link members of the public with patient support groups that provide assistance and information for people with skin conditions.

Their ‘Find a dermatologist’ search tool helps you locate a dermatologist near you and find information on their areas of expertise.

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Last reviewed: March 2020

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Laser resurfacing fractional - ACD

Fractional laser resurfacing devices deliver very narrow columns of heat into the skin whilst sparing the intervening skin between the pinpoint injuries.

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Alopecia areata - ACD

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease characterised by non-scarring hair loss in single or multiple areas of the scalp, face or body.

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Tinea capitis - ACD

Tinea capitis is a fungal infection of the scalp and hair. It most commonly affects children between three to seven years of age but adults can also be affected.

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Dariers Disease - ACD

Dariers disease is a rare, genetic disorder which causes a decreased and abnormal sticking together of skin cells and results in a variety of changes including irritating greasy crusted lumps on the skin and nail changes.

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Xerosis - ACD

Xerosis is a common condition which occurs when the outer layer of the skin becomes dehydrated. The skin loses its suppleness and small splits and/or cracks appear, followed by flaking or scales.

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Nappy rash - ACD

Nappy rash is a common, irritant dermatitis occurring in the nappy area, mostly in children under the age of two years. It is not primarily an infection or the result of poor hygiene.

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Sarcoidosis - ACD

Sarcoidosis most commonly affects the lungs but can also affect the skin and other organs. It is characterised by the formation of granulomas in affected

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Degos Disease - ACD

Degos disease is a rare progressive condition affecting blood vessels. This causes disease in the skin, gastrointestinal tract and central nervous system.

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Laser resurfacing-fully ablative - ACD

Laser and procedural dermatologists rely on fully ablative lasers, including CO2 (carbon dioxide) and erbium lasers to treat a variety of skin conditions.

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Infantile Haemangiomas

Infantile haemangiomas are the most common benign growths of infancy and childhood, affecting 2.6 to 4% of babies by 6 weeks of age.

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