Virtual learning post lockdown

The rapid onset and intensity of the COVID-19 pandemic has required some radical changes in most areas of our professional lives, including a chance to update traditional approaches to learning. Virtual learning is the use of remote video conferencing software,...

Fractional laser treatment for medical skin diseases

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Case Study: Combination therapy with energy-based devices for improvement of facial photodamage, skin laxity and textural irregularities

Renowned dermatologist Michael Gold takes us through why combination therapies are becoming increasingly popular in facial rejuvenation. Combination therapies with energy-based devices (EBDs) have become very popular in cosmetic and aesthetic surgical circles. This applies to both the more invasive...

Coronavirus is making us better people

COVID-19 has brought unprecedented challenges to the world of aesthetic medicine. Simon and Emma Ravichandran offer their perspective on the crisis so far and look to the future. The impact of the coronavirus pandemic that started at the end of...

The Re-humanising Revolution: Breaking the conspiracy of silence

Over the last few years, the mental and emotional wellbeing of those who work in medicine has come under scrutiny. The author introduces a new resource. Working in healthcare has always been stressful but never more so than today. In...

Melanoma skin cancer: how can we improve early detection in the UK?

With melanoma rates increasing globally, should there be screening of high-risk groups? Stephen Hayes takes a look at how Australia has reduced its melanoma mortality and asks whether a similar model should be adopted elsewhere. In Britain, some 16,000 new...

Thermal injury and false eyelashes

Please Click here for the CPD Feedback form on this article The authors provide a case of cyanoacrylate glue causing a thermal burn on the eyelid and explain how this type of burn should be managed. The use of false...

Suspension thread lift combination treatments

A true facelift can only be achieved through surgical means, at least for now, and given advances in techniques and anaesthesia, this has become far safer. Not everyone, however, requires a facelift. Non-surgical modalities such as thread lifts with or...

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...

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...

CO₂ laser treatment for burn scars

Background Scars, of any type, can be a significant source of anxiety and psychological distress, not only for the affected patient, but also for close friends and loved ones. Scars represent focalised areas of fibrous tissue that replace normal skin...

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...