Laser safety – do you think you are safe?

The author explains the importance of proper qualifications and training to ensure both patients and practitioners are protected. Safety concerns For those working with lasers, safety must be everyone’s concern. We should all be checking equipment and safety glasses routinely,...

In conversation with Anna Baker

The PMFA Journal team were delighted to chat to Anna Baker, Aesthetic Nurse Prescriber, about the importance of continuing professional development (CPD) for those in the field of aesthetic medicine. What do you think is the purpose of CPD? The...

Non-surgical lip enhancement: systematic preoperative assessment

Detailed knowledge of the anatomy is important prior to any surgical or non-surgical intervention in this complex area. Dr Samizadeh takes us through her pre-procedure analysis. The most frequent location for faciaaestheticl volumising procedures is reported to be the lips...

In conversation with Professor Goh Chee Leok

You are internationally recognised in the field of dermatology – can you tell us a little bit about your background? I have been interested in medicine since school days. After graduation from medical school of the National University of Singapore,...

In conversation with Professor David Sines

In January 2016 a new voluntary regulatory register was established – the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP), chaired by Professor David Sines. Since that time the JCCP has met with challenges from many within the aesthetics industry. We spoke...

In conversation with Dr Suzan Obagi

We caught up with famous cosmetic dermatologist Dr Suzan Obagi following her visit to the UK this summer. Dr Suzan Obagi You are one of the foremost cosmetic surgeons / dermatologists in the United States – can you tell us...

In conversation with Dr Michael H Gold

The PMFA Journal team were delighted to chat to Dr Michael H Gold, President of the 9th 5CC Congress, about this year’s meeting. Dr Michael H Gold. What is the theme or focus of the 2018 congress? The 5CC meeting...

A picture is worth a thousand words… communicating with your patients more effectively

Communicating information effectively with patients is essential yet often challenging. Plastic Surgeon Gavin Miller takes us through his approach to using online resources to make the process as effective as possible. Getting ideas across to other people isn’t always easy,...

The importance of skin preparation

With both aesthetic procedures and antibiotic resistance on the rise, good skin disinfection to reduce the risk of infection is more vital than ever. Anna Baker takes us through the evidence behind commonly used skin preparation formulations for aesthetic injectable...

My experience of setting up a nurse-led independent aesthetics and dermatology clinic

An experienced nurse shares her tips and advice for launching an independent private aesthetic clinic. LoveSkin Clinic opened its doors in November 2016. Like so many other nurses embarking on such a venture I had no experience running a business...

Platelet-based aesthetic therapies – to science from fiction

The author provides an overview of the theory behind platelet rich plasma and summarises the published evidence for its use in aesthetic treatments. Platelet-based treatments, commonly referred to collectively as platelet rich plasma (PRP), have been proposed and advocated for...

In conversation with Dr Peter Shumaker

“The views expressed in this interview are those of the member and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Navy, Department of Defense, or the United States government.” Dr Peter Shumaker, Chairman of...