Aesthetic Nursing Section Editor – The PMFA Journal

Independent nurse prescriber Anna Baker provides a nurse-led cosmetic non-surgical and dermatology clinic based at The Nuffield Health Hospital in Cheltenham. With a special interest in dermatology, she is qualified to provide photodynamic therapy to treat non-melanoma skin lesions. Anna is a member of The British Dermatological Nursing Association, The Royal College of Nursing and The Association of Nurse Prescribers. Anna has a keen interest in anatomy and is pursing post-graduate studies at Keele University specializing in facial anatomy. She coordinates an accredited independent bespoke facial anatomy teaching course especially for medical professionals providing non-surgical rejuvenation.

JOURNAL REVIEWED: Journal of Aesthetic Nursing – Dec 2014 (ongoing)

Latest Contribution


Age-related changes in the menopausal woman

The author explores the aesthetic impact of hormonal ageing during the perimenopausal, menopausal and postmenopausal periods. The author explains that oestrogen levels can impact upon several skin functions, including: excessive hair growth, pigmentation, vascularity, elasticity and water-holding capacity. A detailed...


Hot or cold?

The authors present a retrospective literature review of non-surgical body contouring technologies, including radiofrequency, low-level laser therapy, cryolipolysis, as well as thermal and non-thermal ultrasound. A useful, referenced statistical table is provided for comparison of abdominal circumference reduction among different...


Upper facial rejuvenation

The author provides a comprehensive overview of a variety of considerations for clinicians to consider when assessing the upper third of the face, through discussion of anatomy, the importance of treatment planning, symptoms of complications, as well as treatment strategies....