Aims and Objectives

New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine (NZSCM) is an incorporated society. 

The Society is formed to promote the aims and objectives of the Members.


The objectives of the Society are:

For the doctor:

  • (a) To prescribe to the principals of medical ethics as approved by the Medical Council of New Zealand and the New Zealand Medical Association;
  • (b) To continue to study, apply and advance scientific knowledge in the field of appearance medicine;
  • (c) To report techniques, products and new methods and to permit evaluation and authentication of such techniques, products and new methods;
  • (d) To use the talents of other health professionals when required and in turn provide help to other colleagues when requested;
  • (e) To do all such things as are conducive or incidental to the attaining of these objectives.

For the Patient: 

  • (f) To provide a competent medical service with compassion and respect for human dignity, and to place the welfare and rights of the patient above all else;
  • (g) To deal honestly with patients and colleagues;
  • (h) To respect the law and recognise a responsibility to seek changes in those requirements which are contrary to the best interest of the patient;
  • (i) To respect the rights of patients, or colleagues, and other health professionals and to safeguard patient confidences within the constraints of the law;
  • (j) To provide appropriate patient care in the best possible situation and to do nothing which would induce referral or treatment for patients for reasons other than the patients best welfare;

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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. Such skills should take into account the holistic nature of the patient's needs, including physical, emotional, psychological and environmental and shall include (but not limited to) the following:

  • (a) Provide training for eligible medical practitioners in cosmetic medicine;
  • (b) Providing a recertification pathway for Members of the Society;
  • (c) Obtaining vocational branch recognition satisfactory to New Zealand Medical Council to comply with the medicines Act 1981.
  • (d) To provide a forum to advance knowledge in cosmetic medicine in New Zealand in order to maintain the highest delivery of care from its members to ensure public safety and improve treatment efficacy through the development of appropriate knowledge, clinical standards and ethics.