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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 provide authoritative information about dermatology to Government, the media, other health professionals and the general public.

The membership of the ACD includes 550 Fellows, 130 Trainees and 43 Associate Members. International Medical Graduates (IMGs) are included as a part of our membership.

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.

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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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Mohs Micrographic Surgery - A to Z of Skin

Mohs micrographic surgery is an advanced technique that ensures complete removal of skin cancers with minimal loss of surrounding tissue.

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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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