Beware Beauty Procedures By Unqualified Practitioners
Dato' Dr Noor Zalmy Azizan, Immediate-Past President, Persatuan Dermatologi Malaysia
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If you have chest pains, difficulty breathing, or stomach problems, you see a doctor. And yet, when you have skin issues like acne, pigmentation or itching, your first port of call may not be a doctor or a dermatologist, but a beautician who is not trained in the medical care of skin conditions. We question why skin health gets the short shrift, and explore the risks of certain cosmetic procedures carried out unqualified individuals, with Dato’ Dr Noor Zalmy Azizan, Immediate-Past President of Persatuan Dermatologi Malaysia.
Search for a registered doctor: Malaysian Medical Council
Search for a registered specialist: National Specialist Register
Search for a licensed private clinic that is allowed to provide aesthetic services: Medical Practice Division, Ministry of Health (look in the ‘Catatan’ column for “Klinik umum + perkhidmatan estetik sebagai area of interest”)
Search for a registered medical practitioner with a Letter of Credentialling and Privileging (approved to provide aesthetic services): National Registry of RMP Practising Aesthetic Medical Practice
Report unapproved centres and providers to: email@example.com
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Produced by: Tee Shiao Eek
Presented by: Tee Shiao Eek
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Categories: wellness, managing disease
Tags: beautician, skin, dermatologist, acne, eczema, laser, aesthetician, cosmetic surgery,