Fat grafting the buttock: facts and myths

Following the widely reported death of a British patient undergoing the procedure, can there be a place for the ‘Brazilian Butt Lift’ in plastic surgery? Professor James Frame takes a look at this controversial topic.

Recent developments in hyaluronic acid research

Hyaluronic acid has a role in many medical specialties, not just aesthetics. Anna Baker takes us through the latest evidence and therapeutic indications. The evidence and demand for hyaluronic acid (HA) based technologies continues to expand and evolve across a...

Non-surgical rhinoplasty

Some patients would like to alter the appearance of their nose without surgery or make further subtle changes after a rhinoplasty. Lydia Badia explains how this can be done, thanks to injectable fillers.

Regulation of non-surgical cosmetic interventions

As Paul Harris and Mark Henley discussed in a previous article (see here), certification of cosmetic surgery is being encouraged. Sally Taber, from the JCCP, outlines why non-surgical cosmetic interventions are arguably more urgently in need of effective regulation. Regulation...

One-point tear trough correction

The authors provide an expert guide to the use of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers to rejuvenate the periorbital area. One of the early signs of periorbital ageing are dark circles around the eye, with patients complaining of a fatigued appearance....

Platelet rich plasma

Claudia McGloin provides an overview of this misunderstood procedure. Platelet rich plasma treatment is commonly known as PRP, Dracula Therapy, Vampire Facial / Facelift, S3, Self-Stimulated Serum, Liquid Gold or Vampire Therapy. Platelet rich plasma has been around for a...

Using erythema-directed digital photography in patients with rosacea

The authors, from the University of Catania in Italy, discuss the promise that erythema-directed digital photography is showing in the clinical evaluation and targeted treatment of rosacea. Rosacea is a common chronic inflammatory facial condition that can lead to significant...

Differences between compounded BHRT and conventional HRT

Can BHRT offer hope to women suffering from debilitating menopausal symptoms? Ruth Crofford, ‘the menopause nurse’, explores the evidence, safety issues and misconceptions around the therapy. Life expectancy for women in the UK is currently 80.96 years [1]. Females in...

Hand rejuvenation with injectable fillers

The author, an internationally recognised aesthetic dermatologist and Faculty Member for this year’s 5CC meeting in Barcelona, provides an expert guide to the use of injectable fillers in hand rejuvenation. Ageing of the hands can result in discrepancy between a...

Focus: Opinions on regulation

Dalvi Humzah Regulation in the aesthetics industry In this issue we have invited commentaries on regulation within aesthetics, in particular the voluntary register set up by the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP). Many medical practitioners are concerned regarding the...

Laser tattoo removal

The authors, experts in dermatologic laser surgery, provide us with a comprehensive review on the use of lasers for tattoo removal. The advanced development in laser devices that can be used for tattoo removal has helped patients and clinicians attain...

When does a non-surgical procedure fall within the scope of CQC registration? An update on cogged PDO thread lifts

In December 2018 the CQC ruled that any healthcare professional performing thread lifting now has to meet its full requirements for surgical procedures. Dr Bea Brookes takes a look at the decision. Non-surgical thread lift with dissolving threads has been...