Exosomes: everything you always wanted to know and questions to ask your exosome provider

This article has been verified for CPD. Click the button below to answer a few short questions and download a form to be included in your CPD folder. What are exosomes? Exosomes are just one subset of extracellular vesicles (EVs),...

Ultrasound use in non-surgical, aesthetic medicine clinics

The use of ultrasound in hospital settings is widespread, however, while the use in aesthetic clinics is in its infancy, it’s steadily increasing [1]. This rise in popularity is a result of an increased desire for safety and accuracy of...

OPINION - Raising awareness of the dangers of local anaesthetic misuse in aesthetic procedures

This article will explore local anaesthesia (LA) and how its misuse can have severe negative consequences. We will also look into how we can address this important issue and help make the industry safer for patients. In the last few...

The impact of COVID-19 on aesthetic plastic surgery in the UK: a survey of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons

Introduction Devastating pandemics have occurred throughout human history, including the Antonine Plague (AD 165-180), the Justinian Plague (AD 514-549), the Black Death (AD 1347-1351) and the Spanish Flu (AD 1918-1919). The COVID-19 pandemic began in Wuhan, China in December 2019,...

Recent developments in facelift surgery

Early facelifting procedures were documented in the 1900s, where skin undermining with excess skin excision along the hairline was performed. The 1970s witnessed a major change with an upsurge in public interest in facelift surgery, which led to innovative changes...

Medical racism and the surgical ‘correction’ of the nose in Brazil

Anthropologist Professor Carmen Alvaro Jarrín has conducted extensive research into plastic surgery practice in Brazil. Here, she explains why social and cultural ideas about race may shape rhinoplasty objectives for patients and surgeons in the country. Health professionals worldwide are...

Evaluating the efficacy of 2-millisecond versus 3-millisecond Pulse Duration in Laser Hair Removal using a 755 nm Alexandrite laser

Abstract: This study evaluates the effectiveness of 2 ms versus 3 ms pulse duration in laser hair removal (LHR) with the GentleMax Pro Plus™ system using a 755 nm Alexandrite handpiece in subjects with Fitzpatrick skin types III and IV....

Non-surgical neck rejuvenation – how effective can it get?

BY DR. PATCHANON ASAWAWORARIT The aging neck undergoes several complex changes as a part of the aging process. These multifaceted changes include physiological adjustments at skin, fat, muscle, and bone levels. Aging causes thinning of the skin, a decrease in...

Lipoedema awareness – the current state of play

Why do we need awareness? Around 40% of women in the UK are overweight or obese. Yet, within that 40% statistic, is a sub-set of women for whom that is not the full story. They suffer from a condition called...

Skin antisepsis and the prevention of infection: where tradition, science and guidelines collide

“…the quality of the studies was not good enough for the committee to make a strong recommendation for the choice of antiseptic preparation.” NICE Guidelines NG125 Skin preparation before an invasive procedure is a part of all surgical procedures and...

Oral minoxidil: innovations in hair loss

Causes With a wide range of causes, it’s often the uncertainty of why hair loss has happened which leaves people feeling that there isn’t a route out of the problem. On average we shed between 50-100 hairs a day and...

A world-first in cosmetic surgery. All eyes are upon Australia.

The past three years have been tumultuous for cosmetic surgery in Australia. Media reporting on the poor practise of a small number of medical practitioners led to multiple administrative processes including the Independent review of the regulation of medical practitioners...