THE NEW ZEALAND SOCIETY OF COSMETIC MEDICINE -        
THE SOCIETY REPRESENTING COSMETIC MEDICINE PHYSICIANS

MORE ABOUT US

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.

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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.

The Greek symbol Phi symbolises the Golden Ratio in mathematics and the arts, a fitting logo for a craft combining medical science with the beauty of the human body.

We have set the scene for the next few decades. 
Our future looks bright. 

DIPLOMA IN APPEARANCE MEDICINE

Through the development of best “standards” of practice, NZSCM has developed a rigorous training programme for aspiring Cosmetic Medicine physicians as well as an audit programme for their recertification and continuing medical education. 

Learn more about joining NZSCM

email nzscm@clear.net.nz for all details.

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

The field of cosmetic medicine is rapidly expanding internationally as the demand for safe, effective and affordable cosmetic procedures increases. In general, techniques are becoming more complex requiring a greater level of skill by the practitioner. Furthermore some of the products available are not well tested for either safety or effectiveness.

Learn more Link to consumer information
Find a cosmetic medicine doctor near you- link to image map
 

Events

 

NZSCM Workshops

 

Botulinum Toxin and Hyaluronic Acid Fillers Workshop

5th April 2014
Auckland
email nzscm@clear.net.nz


Conferences

NZSCM Conference 2014
Queenstown
New Zealand
20 - 23 August 2014

COSMETEX 2014
Gold Coast
Australia
1 - 3 May 2014
www.cosmetex.org/qld2014/

ASAPS 2014
Sydney
Australia
8 - 11 May 2014
www.asapsevents.org

IMCAS 2014
www.imcas.com

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........click here to read more 
 

Media release: 10 April 2013

Doctors say new sunbed law will curb skin cancer risk

New Zealand College of Appearance Medicine (NZCAM) welcomes the introduction of regulations banning the use of sunbeds for people under the age of 18.

click here to read more

ABOUT US

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.

Find out more

CONTACT US

New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine

PO BOX 10215, Te Mai, Whangarei 0143.

Tel: 09 4365829

Fax: 09 4370487

Email: nzscm@clear.net.nz