Doctors want dermal filler regulated after woman blinded

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.

'Backstreet' beauty clinics operating in New Zealand

Cosmetic medicine professionals say that unqualified operators are putting the public at risk.

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

News from the New Zealand Doctor newsroom by Liane Topham-Kindley /02 May 2013 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

New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine (NZSCM) welcomes the introduction of regulations banning the use of sunbeds for people under the age of 18.

Media Release/10 April 2013 NZSCM president Dr Hans Raetz says it is well recognised that excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation at a young age increases the risk of developing melanoma and other skin cancers.

Smooth using Botox to look the business

By Martin Johnston /Apr 12, 2012 Rather than going under the knife, many men are opting for Botox to delay the aging process.

Botox style DIY shots disfigure women

By Nicholas Jones/May 19, 2011 An increasing number of New Zealand women are being disfigured - and risking death - by buying beauty products online to inject at home.

NZ appearance medicine experts "world class"

NZCAM Media release/November 11 2009 Appearance medicine doctors in New Zealand are among the best in the world thanks to our rigorous training standards, says the new president of the New Zealand College of Appearance Medicine, Dr Teresa Cattin. "There are so many exciting developments in the field of appearance medicine and our members are right up to date with the latest techniques," she says.

Blinded by Beauty: The risks of undergoing cosmetic surgery

North & South article by Donna-Marie Lever / 12 November, 2017 Full story available here .

The appearance medicine industry is bracing for change

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.

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