Auckland, NZ – The Cosmetic Appearance Nurses Network, CANN, a body working towards becoming the leading regulator for Cosmetic Nurses in New Zealand, has offered tributes to the inventor of Botox, Alan B. Scott, MD. The lifelong innovator and inventor died at 89 years, but his impact on the cosmetic world lives on.
Credited for being the developer of botulinum toxin, which has now become a major pillar in the cosmetic world, Alan B. Scott, MD, has impacted medicine majorly and deserves all the accolades, even in his death. His work on botulinum toxin has been used in many other areas of medicine, including in the treatment of blepharospasm, strabismus, torticollis, and leg spasms.
Alan B. Scott, MD, showed his immense commitment to medicine and the medical world by receiving FDA approval for his invention and selling it to Allergen before returning to clinical practice and research. Following his invention, he was recognized by many medical bodies, including authorities in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. He died on December 16, 2021.
The Cosmetic Appearance Nurses Network, CANN, is committed to ensuring that patients across New Zealand continue to enjoy the many benefits of Botox and other cosmetic procedures in a safe and regulated space, delivered by trained and certified professionals. The body, describing its key functions, noted that it acts as an expert resource for its membership, guiding patients and directing them to vetted professionals for their cosmetic needs. It also provides guidance on the best practices to ensure safe and ethical practices by nurses providing cosmetic procedures to patients.
In its highlighted functions, Cosmetic Appearance Nurses Network also provides direct Continuous Professional Development for members and gives members access to information on all aspects of the cosmetic sector, business support, training, conferences, and research. Being a member of their New Zealand Cosmetic Nurses Directory also facilitates networking while exposing members to guidance, support, information, and education.
Cosmetic Appearance Nurses Network promises to continue to promote the highest standards of professional and cosmetic practice standards for nurses in line with those required by the Nursing Council of New Zealand and other standard setting bodies. The body also aims to influence policy making at the highest level to guide and guard the profession while delivering standardized services to patients seeking cosmetic procedures across New Zealand.
Nurses practicing in the cosmetic field are welcome to join the Cosmetic Appearance Nurses Network. Patients can also visit the CANN directory for vetted members and professional services. Cosmetic Appearance Nurses Network is physically located at 69 Tahapa Crescent, Meadowbank, Auckland, 1072, NZ, but can be reached via phone at 021434348. For more information, visit their website.
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