Using growth factors in skincare protocols to elevate patient results

All patients embarking on an aesthetic journey should be introduced to the importance of skin and why a healthy skin canvas is fundamental in producing the best possible surgical and non-surgical results. Investing in a carefully curated skincare regime can...

Peeling away the years: bespoke framework technique for using Definisse™ Peel Program from RELIFE in acne

Acne vulgaris is the most common potentially scarring skin condition seen in dermatology and general practice. A recent network metanalysis [1] confirmed the efficacy of oral pharmacological therapies but questioned the consistency of effect of topical agents and peels. Factors...

Modern laser-assisted acne therapy in practice

Laser and light-based technologies have expanded the therapeutic arsenal for acne, and can improve the skin appearance of inflammatory acne and scarring in a short time, which increases patient compliance and satisfaction. Acne is an inflammatory dermatosis in which pathophysiological...

Treatment of striae utilising the Frax 1550™ on the Nordlys™ System

Striae distensae, or stretch marks, are a common dermatologic condition caused by excessive mechanical stretching of the skin with damage to dermal elastic fibres [1]. The lesions are arranged perpendicular to the direction of skin tension. Striae are often associated...

Natural lifting effect and skin rejuvenation with biphasic medical peeling combined with microneedling

Skin ageing affects the supporting structures of the skin along with the epidermal tissue. Collagen development slows down, and the ability to bind water decreases, the skin becomes thinner and more sensitive. Microcirculation, oxygen supply, fat content and hydration are...

Liquid polycaprolactone collagen stimulator for natural facial anti-ageing

Skin ageing is influenced by genetics, environmental exposure, hormonal changes and metabolic processes. With ageing, the supple skin of youth becomes thinned and flattened, with loss of elasticity and architectural regularity. Atrophy of the extracellular matrix is reflected by the...

A ventral solution to a perineal problem: a case report

The repair of postoperative perineal hernias is extremely challenging. Two male patients with problematic secondary perineal hernias following abdominoperineal resection of rectal adenocarcinoma have been successfully treated using the Ventralex™ composite, self-expanding ventral patch, normally used for umbilical and epigastric...

Combination therapy for PIH in skin of colour

Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is very common in skin of colour with up to 65% of African, Hispanic, and Asian populations experiencing symptoms from acne and up to 90% of patients experiencing symptoms from pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB) [1,2]. PIH can be...

Temple filler: an unusual complication

This article has been verified for CPD. Click the button below to answer a few short questions and download a form to be included in your CPD folder. Hollowing of the temples is one the earliest signs of ageing, creating...

Progressive peri-orbital swelling over three years: a rare complication of HA dermal filler injection treated successfully by hyaluronidase

The term ‘tear trough’ was first introduced by Flowers in 1969 to describe the deformity that leads to lower eyelid depression. It was proposed that the defect was due to a muscular defect between the angular head of the quadrates...

Early treatment of scars with laser therapy

Wound healing is a complex process, made up of three phases that overlap with each other: inflammation, proliferation and remodelling [1]. The last phase is the remodelling of the extracellular matrix resulting in a mature scar; it lasts from three...

Treatment of chrono and photoageing with combined light sources

Skin ageing depends on various intrinsic (chronological) and extrinsic (ambiental) factors: chrono and photoageing changes include wrinkles, abnormal pigmentation, skin laxity and telangiectasia. The Nordlys™ system is a multi-platform device that incorporates dual-filtering Selective Waveband Technology (SWT®) and two fractional,...

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