How I Do It - Facial peeling using the Mask Professional non-invasive facial peel

The dermatological benefits of vitamin A are well known for their positive impact on acne, pigmentation and anti-ageing / skin rejuvenation (fine lines and wrinkles) as it stimulates cell turnover. At Bodyvie we like to start our patients, when appropriate,...

How I Do It - Innovative delivery devices: 3DOSE Unit Dose Injector

3DOSE Unit Dose Injector is a unique and innovative disposable injector for BoNT injections, with a patented clicker system which produces audible and tactile feedback per injected dose. This new device, developed and launched by TSK Laboratory/Vlow Medical, aims to...

How I Do It - Innovative delivery devices: Teosyal®Pen

As aesthetic practitioners, we should always strive to make our patients’ experiences the best they can be. Teosyal®Pen is the first motorised and cordless device specifically engineered for injecting HA dermal filler. It is lightweight at just 40g and offers...

How I Do It - Innovative delivery devices: Juvapen

The administration of botulinum toxin is traditionally performed using a small syringe plus needle. There are a few ways this can be performed. Either an integrated insulin syringe is used of 1ml, 0.5ml or 0.3ml which comes attached to a...

How I Do It - Breast augmentation: choosing the ideal implant size

Fernando Amato discusses the value of using 3D simulated imaging to help patients make the right decision about their implant size. Breast augmentation with implants is one of the most widespread plastic surgeries. However, clinicians still have some difficulties and...

How I Do It - Earfold®: A new technique for the correction of prominent ears

To follow on from the last issue of PMFA News (now The PMFA Journal) in which we featured two different approaches to otoplasty (see HERE and HERE) Dalvi Humzuh, Sub-Editor for the section, approached Norbert Kang, Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive...

How I Do It - Otoplasty: Anterior scoring technique

Standard intraoperative preparation and draping is carried out. The ear is folded back and the intended antihelix (antihelical fold) is marked (Figure 1). Tattooing of the new antihelix, using a blue needle and ink, is done. It is inserted through...

How I Do It - Otoplasty

Otoplasty techniques to correct ear prominence can be broadly divided in two categories. Suturing techniques and scoring or weakening techniques. Suturing is the approach we prefer, due to more predictable results and less occurrence of non-correctable complications. Suturing techniques involve...

How I Do It - Dorsal hand rejuvenation with dermal fillers: anatomical knowledge is essential

A youthful dorsal hand is characterised by a supple, smooth skin texture and contour, with minimal prominence of the dorsal veins. Over time, extrinsic (e.g. sun damage and smoking) and intrinsic (bone remodelling and soft tissue volume changes owing to...

How I Do It - Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in the hand: addressing the cosmetic and functional deficit using joint replacements

In his work Orthopaedia Nicholas Andry was one of the first to define the ideal hand, in terms of ideal proportions and appearance [1]. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, erosive inflammatory arthritis thought to affect approximately 1% of the...

How I Do It - A guide to anterior neck lift aesthetic surgery

The difficult neck, particularly an obtuse cervico-mental angle, and the fatty neck are areas that have been concerning plastic surgeons for decades. This article will be chiefly limited to the anterior neck. The neck cannot be improved by anterior neck...

How I Do It - Neck rejuvenation utilising Silhouette 
Soft sutures

The mainstay of neck rejuvenation has relied on conventional surgical procedures. In recent years, other non-invasive options have replaced these techniques. One of these developments is the use of suspension threads, starting around 15 years ago utilising barbed sutures, then...