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TV 3 Newshub item airing our concerns for better regulations around dermal fillers.

"Beauty treatments...but some of the results are quite ugly." Regulations are struggling to keep up with reality. TV 3 Newshub item airing our concerns for better regulations around dermal fillers.


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 operators...men 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.


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.


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.


Help us make Dermal Fillers safer...SIGN OUR PETITION

We’re terrified the public will be harmed by unqualified people injecting contaminated or counterfeit filler after a law change unintentionally removed all regulations! Did you know that dermal filler can cause serious problems like blindness, stroke and disfigurement in the wrong hands?  We need to keep you safe! Please sign this petition to Health Minister, David Clarke, calling for filler treatments to be limited to trained health professionals like doctors, nurses and dentists.  The photo is of Carol Bryan who was treated by a doctor overseas with silicon. Silicon is a permanent filler. NZSCM advises against permanent filler and few trained injectors in NZ use them. However since deregulation, there has been a case in NZ of a member of the public self injecting permanent filler. We are fearful that deregulation will lead to more problems with untrained injectors who don’t understand the risks. Carol has agreed to the use of her image. She now campaigns for better regulation of dermal fillers and has helped by approaching the NZ Ministry of Health to reinstate filler regulation. Find out more about Carol’s recovery at  savingfaceinitiative.com SIGN OUR PETITION HERE


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