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1-3 August 2019

 

 

Applications are now being accepted for 2019

Diploma of Cosmetic Medicine.

Limited places available. Applications close 31st October 2018

If you are NZ registered medical doctor with an interest in cosmetic medicine our Diploma course is designed for you. Training is over 2 years and delivered to fit around a busy practice. Training is very practically based so graduates gain solid practical experience. Our senior academic faculty comprises New Zealand’s leading practitioners who keep at the forefront of new techniques. The culture of our course is very collegial. Cosmetic Medicine will add a positive aspect to your practice.

For information and application form please contact Jenny at  nzscm@nzscm.co.nz or ph : 09 4365829

NZSCM Education Faculty members with graduates of the Diploma in Cosmetic Medicine 2018  


Why choose an NZSCM Accredited Doctor for your Cosmetic treatments...

because our Society was founded on patient care. Our doctors are extremely well trained and competent practitioners who use safe and effective products to meet the Standards and Guidelines of NZSCM.  


In the media:

The appearance medicine industry is bracing for change

Donna-Marie Lever: 1 News reporter 13th August 2018 

The appearance medicine industry is bracing for change as it deals with an increasing number of Asian clients wanting to Westernise their faces. The rules around who can apply dermal filler is also set to be tightened, because of the threat of rare, but serious health risks.

Asian aesthetics was a major discussion topic at the New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine (NZSCM) conference in Queenstown over the weekend, attracting more than 220 doctors and nurses from the industry.

Hans Raetz, President of the NZSCM says, "We've certainly seen an increase over the past few years of five per cent a year on the year before. We estimate around 20 per cent of our clients are now of Asian extraction."
Popular procedures include reshaping of noses, lips, eyelids and cheeks using dermal filler - but it comes with risks.

"If you inject into this area and you hit one of the arteries or veins you can cause issues at the back of the eye that can cause blindness." Dr Raetz told 1 NEWS. read more here 

 

Doctors want dermal filler regulated after woman blinded

ELEANOR BLACK

Dermal fillers are not currently regulated.

Doctors specialising in appearance medicine want the use of dermal fillers regulated, after an Auckland woman was blinded in one eye by a nose procedure gone wrong.

Dr Hans Raetz, president of the New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine, says he has colleagues who have decided not to inject noses, because of the risk. 

Read more here 

For NZ Doctors seeking urgent advice: 

NZSCM Helpline -where you will be put in contact with a senior Member 021 0361793  

Auckland City Hospital Ophthalmological contacts

Eye Clinic
Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm: 09 307 4949 ext 27630

Eye Ward
Saturday-Sunday, Public holidays, and after hours: 09 307 4949 ext 28311

On-call eye registrar (Helpline 09 307 2800).

District Health Boards

List of links to websites for all of New Zealand's district health boards.


We invite Delegates and Exibitors to join us at Conference 2019.

1-3rd August 2019, Millennium Hotel, Queenstown, New Zealand.


Diploma in Cosmetic Medicine

Through the development of best “standards” of practice, NZSCM has developed a rigorous Training Program for aspiring Cosmetic Medicine physicians as well as an audit programme for their recertification and continuing medical education.

If you are NZ registered medical doctor with an interest in cosmetic medicine our Diploma is designed for you. Training is over 2 years and delivered to fit around a busy practice. Training is very practically based so graduates gain solid practical experience. Training is provided by NZ's leading practitioners who keep at the forefront of new techniques. The culture of our course is very collegial. Cosmetic Medicine will add a positive aspect to your practice.

Applications for 2019 enrollment will be called for mid October 2018 and close 30th November 2018.

To record your interest and for informaton please email nzscm@nzscm.co.nz

Learn more about joining NZSCM


North & South article

Blinded by beauty: The risks of undergoing cosmetic surgery

by Donna-Marie Lever / 12 November, 2017

Full story available here:

https://www.noted.co.nz/health/health/blinded-by-beauty-the-risks-of-undergoing-cosmetic-surgery/


'Backstreet' beauty clinics operating in New Zealand

ELEANOR BLACK
Last updated 17:23, October 13 2017
Cosmetic medicine professionals say that unqualified operators are putting the public at risk. Unqualified people are performing cosmetic procedures and importing unregistered medicines, a professional body for the country's cosmetic medicine practitioners warns.
Read more here 


Botox, fillers, peels: NZ has tighter rein than UK

UK concerns about public health and safety of non-surgical cosmetic procedures need not be echoed in New Zealand, according to former GP Hans Raetz, President of the NZ Society of Cosmetic Medicine.

Click here to read more


From AMSA to NZCAM to NZSCM 

The beginning of AMSA in 1995 was initiated by a small group of Appearance Medicine Practitioners wanting to create a forum for professional discourse and improved patient care. learn more about NZSCM here