How I Do It - Laser hair removal: focus on lighter hair

Variable square pulse (VSP) Nd:YAG laser devices are ideally positioned among all available laser sources for hair removal. This is due to the fact that the Nd:YAG wavelength (1064nm) penetrates deeply into the skin. It is strongly absorbed in melanin...

How I Do It - Laser hair removal: an overview

Laser hair removal is the most performed aesthetic procedure worldwide, with a continuous and increasing demand over the last two decades. It was introduced to the market in the early 1990s and several million procedures have been performed since then....

How I Do It - Laser hair removal: electrolysis

Electrolysis remains the only method of hair removal permitted by law in the UK [1] and USA [2] to be described as permanent. This is distinct from light-based methods which are permitted the description “permanent hair reduction”. Electrolysis is very...

How I Do It - Management of dermal filler induced facial artery occlusion using the HELPIR technique

Wound healing, especially impending skin necrosis is a subject of great interest to surgical and dermatological medicine. While much of the physiology of wound healing is understood, gaps still exist in our understanding of the phenomenon, especially epithelial formation to...

How I Do It - Practical guidance on avoiding adverse events following soft tissue augmentation – some tips

Complications following soft tissue augmentation range from the mild to the serious, e.g. blindness due to occlusion of the branches of the ophthalmic artery to the eye. Much of the literature reviewed appears to indicate that no treatments were found...

How I Do It - Body contouring: a combined, non-invasive protocol

Non-invasive body contouring has become one of the fastest-growing areas of aesthetic medicine today. There are many approaches to reducing body fat tissue and improving skin laxity, such as cryolipolysis, high-intensity focused ultrasound, radiofrequency, and a variety of laser therapies....

How I Do It - 360° body contouring through combined techniques

Today, patients are looking for non-invasive and customised aesthetic procedures with no downtime. They want a global body treatment for a natural and harmonious result. To get the best possible results, treatments have to be combined. It is rare for...

How I Do It - Vaginal rejuvenation - CO2 laser therapy

Women with menopausal symptoms, as well as postnatally, are looking for additional methods as alternatives to traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT), local oestrogens or topical creams and lubricants, since only 34% comply with their prescribed therapy. Women report an impairment...

How I Do It - Vaginal rejuvenation - Er:YAG laser therapy

I began doing research in 2010 on vaginal laser tissue induction to achieve vaginal tightening and sexual enhancement. I started noticing an improvement of continence in patients who were leaking. I was very excited about the results and more than...

How I Do It - Combination treatment of acne vulgaris

Acne vulgaris is a common, globally recognised, chronic condition. According to the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study, acne vulgaris affects approximately 85% of young adults aged 12-25 years [1]. Acne vulgaris is a disease affecting the pilosebaceous unit (PSU)...

How I Do It - Postoperative care following aesthetic breast surgery – treatment of capsular contracture with Celluma low level light therapy

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures performed in the world. Capsular contracture is a common complication and major contributor to dissatisfaction. It is thought to be due to a chronic inflammatory process in the implant...

How I Do It - Skin tightening: Profound

Areas of skin laxity are a concern to many patients. A decline in collagen and elastin production arising from chronological or environmental ageing often presents as sagging skin on the face, neck or body, and patients frequently enquire about availability...