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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