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 College of Appearance 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 College of Appearance 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.
NZCAM 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.
“It is sensible and prudent that sunbed operators will have their machines strictly audited and are required by law to inform their customers about the risks inherent in sunbed usage,” says Dr Raetz. “These measures will help to safeguard the New Zealand public against the rising risk of skin cancer.”
The Government will amend the Health Act later this year to ban the use of sunbeds for people under 18. It is a key part of MP Paul Hutchison's Health (Skin Cancer and Trauma Prevention) Amendment Bill, which has been supported by NZCAM....click here to read more