Dr Morunga is a fully qualified Fellow of the
New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine F.NZSCM
Through the development of best "standards" of practice, NZSCM has developed a rigorous training programme for aspiring Appearance Medicine physicians as well as an audit programme for the continuing medical education and recertification of Fellows of NZSCM.
Dr Morunga is a fully qualified Fellow of the New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine (NZSCM ) formerly known as the New Zealand College of Appearance Medicine (NZCAM). The New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine represents Appearance Medicine Physicians. The name change reflects the progression of the NZSCM to a formal training and auditing body for Appearance Medicine physicians.
Why Choose A NZSCM Physician For Your Treatment
By choosing an appearance medicine physician who is a member of NZSCM the consumer can be confident that they are in safe and competent hands.
By choosing an appearance 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 to be safe, effective, have NZ Ministerial Consent for the indication listed in each products datasheet. And are fully registered by a regulatory body such as Medsafe, TGA or FDA.
The field of appearance 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 now are not well tested for either safety or effectiveness.
Worldwide Media Release
November 11 2009 NZ appearance medicine experts “world class” 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 our members are right up to date with the latest techniques,” she says.
“New Zealand cosmetic physicians are respected internationally and our practices and training programmes are as good as anywhere in the world.”
Dr Cattin says"NZCAM’s primary aim is to train physicians to treat patients safely and professionally, using safe, approved products and techniques. We want to ensure that patients are getting the right treatment from well-trained professionals – and the result is that New Zealand has an excellent record in patient safety.” When NZCAM was established 15 years ago, appearance medicine was in its infancy. Now the college has 30 fully qualified members and another 12 doctors currently undergoing training. The Diploma in Appearance Medicine is open to doctors only.
NZCAM also holds annual conferences attracting leading overseas cosmetic specialists and researchers, and college members regularly attend international conferences and workshops. Retiring president Dr John Barrett, who headed NZCAM for 13 years, says the college has developed an excellent training and auditing system over the years. “NZCAM has set the gold standard in appearance medicine in this country. This is such a rapidly changing area of medicine that we constantly need to keep up with the latest trends.”
Getting the most out of your consultation.
Dr Mark Morunga,
BHB, MBCHB, Dip Paeds, Dip CEM, F.NZSCM, F.RNZCUC,
Fellow New Zealand Society Cosmetic Medicine
Fellow Royal New Zealand College Urgent Care
When considering any procedure you should ensure that you have all the information you to need to be able to make an informed decision.
Remember NZSCM physicians are bound to take into account the holistic nature of the client's needs, including physical, emotional, psychological and environmental.
Concentrate on the areas you would like your NZSCM doctor to address. There is likely to be a number of different procedures that could be applied to achieve the desired result you are seeking.
Before you proceed with any procedure you need to ask yourself:
Do not be afraid to ask questions. Make sure that you have a very clear understanding of the procedure and what results you should expect. Ask your doctor what alternative procedures there are for you to consider. Your doctor will be happy to answer all your questions as they want you to be fully informed and confident. Your questions will also guide your doctor into understanding your expectations.
All procedures, whether it is an operation or minor non-surgical procedure can carry an element of risk. It is important that you discuss this with your doctor and you understand any risks to the procedure you are considering. Some risks are very minor such as bruising or redness. Others may involve specific advice. Your doctor will explain these risks and offer you guidance to minimize and manage any risks. In many cases your doctor may show you before and after photos of the procedure you are contemplating or that they are recommending to you.