Laser and light based hair removal

AESTHETIC FOCUS Laser hair removal is a popular, and constantly evolving, treatment. Professor Paolo Bonan and colleagues provide us with a comprehensive overview and some ‘top tips’ for how to make the procedure as safe and effective as possible. Hair...

Opinion: Non-health groups and facial cosmetic injections: When prophecy fails

AESTHETIC FOCUS It was in the late 1950s that the Psychologist Leon Festinger first developed his theory to explain how members of a cult were persuaded by their leader, Dorothy Martin that the earth was going to be destroyed by...

Could epidermal grafting be the solution to vitiligo?

AESTHETIC FOCUS Dr Foutsizoglou shares his thoughts on a recent innovation based on epidermal grafting that could be used on vitiligo patients. I attended the ‘Make Better Summit Meeting’, an international surgical congress organised by Acelity™ and chaired by Professor...

Can I quit the gym? Low level laser and body contouring

AESTHETIC FOCUS Is low level laser the answer for patients seeking a non-invasive method for body contouring? Balancing energy intake and energy expenditure is the healthiest and most sustainable means of weight loss and toning, but despite this, areas of...

Botulinum toxin and dermal filler treatment for facial deformity: an analysis of patient satisfaction

Dermal fillers and botulinum toxin are being increasingly used to treat facial deformities but are patients satisfied with the results? Facial deformity can result in low confidence and self-esteem amongst patients due to cosmetic and functional difficulties [1]. There is...

Informed consent and failure to disclose – legal perspectives for aesthetic surgeons

As litigation and legal claims in aesthetic surgery and medicine continue to rise, informed consent is not only a legal imperative but also essential in protecting yourself and your business. Lee Seng Khoo and Francesco Mazzarone, from the world-renowned Ivo...

Treating the male patient with dermal fillers

AESTHETIC FOCUS Concepts of beauty and attractiveness have always been associated with the appreciation of symmetry, balance and harmony of various facial features. An attractive face creates mystique and power. Its effects are undeniable, and for centuries, we have been...

The development of PDO threadlifting in the UK

AESTHETIC FOCUS Dr Jacques Otto looks at the development of polydioxanone (PDO) threads as an anti-ageing treatment, the creation of the Association of Polydioxanone Threads (APDOT) UK and what the future holds for threadlifting in the UK. Up to early...