The practice of aesthetic medicine is on the rise globally, and it has definitely gained popularity in Malaysia. Although the aesthetic medical practice has not been recognized as a medical specialty in Malaysia, it is scientific in its approach and practice. Like other medical and surgical specialties, aesthetic medicine practice is underpinned by evidence-based medicine.
This guideline stated that all registered medical practitioners who qualify and wish to practice aesthetic medical practice must register under the National Registry of Registered Medical Practitioners Practising Aesthetic Medical Practice. General practitioners practicing aesthetic medicine are registered to Chapter 1 of the National Registry, while Chapters 2 and 3 are for medical specialists and surgical specialists, respectively.
General practitioners who fulfilled the requirement and passed the Pertubuhan Doktor Estetik Berdaftar Malaysia assessment will receive the Letter of Credentialing and Privileging (LCP) in Aesthetic Medical Practice. The Letter of Credentialing and Privileging (LCP) allows practitioners to incorporate medical aesthetic services into their practice and get registration into the national registry.