Mark your diary now for Conference 2018!


9-11 August 2018


Millennium Hotel


New Zealand 


NZSCM Workshops



For the 2017 Workshop Schedule please 


note: medical doctors only eligable to attend.

New Zealand
9th  - 11th August 2018






Conference 2017 was outstanding!

Exhibitors and delegates dont miss next years Conference  9-11 August 2018 register your interest here 


Why choose an NZSCM physician for your cosmetic treatment

By choosing a cosmetic medicine physician who is a member of NZSCM the consumer can be confident that they are in safe and competent hands.

NZSCM only endorses products that have been clinically proven safe, effective and fully registered by a regulatory body such as Medsafe, TGA or FDA.

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Find a cosmetic medicine doctor near you

When considering any procedure you should ensure that you have all the information you to need to be able to make an informed decision. Some information is available here.

If you have any questions you may find the answer here.  

If you have questions or queries please contact us here 


From AMSA to NZCAM to NZSCM- what's it going to be?

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.

It was a natural progression for AMSA to build a training course for new practitioners in the field. A name change in 2006 to NZCAM, the NZ College of Appearance Medicine, reflected this change towards a training body.

7 years of discussions between NZCAM, the Medical Council and the College of General Practitioners led to the NZCAM training scheme becoming the Diploma in Cosmetic Medicine.
MCNZ defined Cosmetic Medicine as an extended scope of practice within the Royal NZ College of General Practitioners mandating training through the diploma course for independent practice in our field.
For NZCAM this meant yet another, final, name change.

The Society in Cosmetic Medicine, NZSCM, is now the single unified body in Cosmetic Medicine in New Zealand representing our profession and providing training, supervision and professional accreditation.

Our name change into a “society” reflects our position within the regulatory framework as the provider of post-fellowship training. “Cosmetic Medicine” will fit better with international nomenclature and the Medical Councils regulatory language. It will also keep the door open for affiliations with other professional groups working in our field of specialisation.


NZSCM’s Mission statement

To provide a professional environment in which physicians with an interest and/or expertise in Cosmetic Medicine can develop the skills required for the pursuit of excellence in the modalities encompassed by Cosmetic Medicine.

These skills are provided taking into account the holistic nature of the client’s needs, including physical, emotional, psychological and environmental.

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.



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 2018 enrollment will be called for mid October 2017 and close 30th November 2018.

To record your interest and for informaton please email 

Learn more about joining NZSCM


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.

It’s not a simple process like buying a toothbrush, 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. Industry regulation is tighter in New Zealand than the UK, Dr Raetz says...

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