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The British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM) was founded on 2 October 2001 as the British Association of Cosmetic Doctors (BACD) and has grown from 27 inaugural members to a College of around 400 doctors and dentists working in the field of aesthetics, carrying out treatments such as botulinum toxin injections (such as Botox, Vistabel, Dysport, Bocouture, and Azzalure) and injectable fillers.

At the BACD AGM on 17 March 2012, the membership passed resolutions reforming and restructuring the organisation to become the British College of Aesthetic Medicine. The changes aimed to bring to fruition the aspiration of the founders - the recognition of aesthetic medicine as a medical specialty in its own right.

BCAM 20th Anniversary

To celebrate BCAM’s 20th anniversary year in 2021, we have spoken to some of its earliest members and those who have made significant contributions over the years, starting with founders Dr Patrick Bowler and Dr Rita Rakus.