The Get Real Campaign by the CPCA prioritises public education and the provision of accurate information about cosmetic medicine. It is about engaging with a cosmetic physician who will help you focus on looking better, not different, and most importantly maintain realistic outcomes by always putting patient safety first.
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Cosmetic medical treatments involve important decisions. Do your research and find out why you should choose a CPCA doctor for your cosmetic medical procedure
Your cosmetic physician has completed six years of medical school, and at least two years in public hospitals. Many of our cosmetic physicians have also gone on to work in emergency departments, ICU, psychiatry and all-in general medicine before deciding on a pathway to cosmetic medicine. The work of a cosmetic physician requires a broad-brush stroke of experience of human conditions. We commonly come across skin cancers, undiagnosed thyroid deficiencies, and other issues that sometimes masquerade as the cause of premature aging. Cosmetic injections and energy-based skin treatments do not come without risk, so it is essential to choose a cosmetic physician who is trained and experienced when considering a cosmetic medical treatment.
The pathway to Fellowship of the College is arduous. Only the most skilful and knowledgeable candidates succeed to Fellowship of the College. Our examiners look for a strong commitment to patient safety, excellent communication skills and a passion to help patients soften the approach to the aging process. We believe that looking better, not different, is what our patients strive for, and of course, this is the sensible approach. Most of all, we understand the sensitive barriers that patients are faced with when the earliest signs of aging begin to appear. We understand the courage it takes to make those first steps.
Magazines and social media are full of ‘what’s new’, and ‘the best treatment ever’ type articles. When it comes to cosmetic medicine, new is not always better, yet scientific breakthroughs are important. Your cosmetic physician will know the difference. Your cosmetic physician will examine your specific concerns in-person because we know that a face-to-face consultation is Best Practice. We know choosing a cosmetic physician is personal, and there is no substitute for developing that special understanding and trust between patient and cosmetic physician.
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Today’s cosmetic medicine market is complex and confusing. Consumers are overwhelmed by choice. They may be misinformed about a cosmetic practitioner’s skills and training, unaware of potential risks or lured by cheap deals. The industry has changed but standards of excellence must not.
The Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia acknowledges and addresses challenges of the following principles of medical practice:
Charter of Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia