NSS Shines Light on Non-surgical Skin Treatments, Client Communication, and Ideas for Business Success

Last weekend, the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) Board hosted the Non-Surgical Symposium (NSS) at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland.

The event was presented in collaboration with the Australasian Society of Cosmetic Dermatologists (ASCD) and endorsed by the New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine (NZSCM). 

Professional Beauty attended the event, which involved three mammoth days of educational talks and demonstrations, as well as a Welcome Drinks and Gala Dinner for attendees.

The NSS welcomed AHPRA registered health care practitioners, including specialist plastic surgeons, dermatologists, medical practitioners, dentists, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, dermal therapists, and practice staff.

Across the weekend, the event was dedicated to showcasing ‘excellence in appearance medicine’, with topics ranging from injectables to skincare, including laser and light devices, non-surgical body contouring tools, patient safety, and science. 

NSS Scientific Convenor Dr Naveen Somia kicked off educational talks, introducing a new Scientific Advisory Committee to talk on topics of universal interest, from menopausal skin to when to say ‘no’ to your clients.

NSS relevance to therapists

Guests were invited to participate in any number of individual sessions based on their specialities. For those working as skin specialists and dermal therapists, day one sessions included discussion around consultation planning, skincare, client follow up, retinoid efficacy, IPL technology, microneedling, acne scar revision , laser and energy devices

On day two, discussions centered around digital marketing, social media, business leadership, client conversion success, and selling a business. On day three, talks ranged from menopausal skin and body changes, through to risk mitigation. Educational talks and sessions dedicated to the medical industry ran congruently.

On reflection of its 2023 event, NSS told Professional Beauty: “This year is different as the program was built to be more diverse and inclusive. This was made possible by the new Scientific Advisory Committee who helped build and structure the program alongside the NSS Scientific Convenor – Dr Naveen Somia (plastic surgeon and a past president at ASAPS) – who together brought in expert insight from the land of dental, dermal, and so on.”

Below are a handful of moments captured at the 2023 NSS:

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