Integrating lifestyle factors into aesthetic practice

The COVID-19 pandemic will long be remembered as the most significant global disaster of recent times. As its effects have been observed and investigated there has been an increased focus and attention drawn to lifestyle and how this can impact...

Recurrent corneal erosions secondary to isotretinoin use

This article originally appeared in Eye News Dec/Jan 2021 Isotretinoin (13–cis-retinoic acid) is the first line treatment for moderate to severe nodulocystic or papulopustular acne [1,2]. Although it is a safe medication, it has several adverse side-effects, including ophthalmic manifestations,...

Safety and risks of local anaesthesia and regional blocks in plastic surgery

The current COVID-19 pandemic has introduced unprecedented risks associated with intubation and general anaesthesia with the potential transmission of a novel and potentially fatal airborne disease. Local anaesthesia, when used appropriately, can provide safe and effective analgesia without the risks...

New game, new playing field: plastic surgery interviews in COVID-19

COVID-19 has drastically altered social norms. Anyone who dares to shake your hand, step within a two metre radius, or not wear their face mask is awarded disapproving looks. These public health precautions are now impacting plastic surgery residency recruitment,...

Novel picosecond handpieces for the treatment of pigmentation

Pigmentary disorders are common; several treatment modalities are available, ranging from topical therapy to chemical peels and lasers. The advent of ultrashort pulsed picosecond lasers (PSL) has transformed the way tattoos and benign pigmented lesions are treated. Unlike long-pulsed lasers...

Adapting to change in clinical practice: a post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation case

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. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) secondary to any inflammatory cause or cutaneous injury is...

Emerging from 2020 – positive stories from the world of aesthetics

2020 was the year of shifting our mindset, pivoting our business and our priorities, whilst quickly adapting and responding to change, uncertainty and negativity. For some, this past year brought extraordinary hardship and suffering and for others, unexpected, but welcome...

The creation of PlayDoh® models as an educational tool for teaching anatomy of the lips and peri-oral musculature

As lip procedures continue to be popular it is essential that all practitioners have a detailed knowledge of the anatomy of the area. The authors outline an innovative and engaging method of teaching. Detailed knowledge of the soft tissue anatomy...

Is there a role for retrobulbar hyaluronidase in hyaluronic acid vascular embolism related vision loss?

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. How should vascular occlusions be managed? The authors review the evidence on...

Vascular complications part 2: management

- VIDEO CONTENT AT BOTTOM OF ARTICLE - Vascular complications from the use of soft tissue fillers can be devastating. In the second of a two-part series (click here for Part 1), the authors discuss how to manage these adverse...

CO2 laser treatment of rhinophyma

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. The authors describe their technique and experience of treating rhinophymas with a...

CAPSCO survey

Following the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and national lockdown, the NHS capacity has been overwhelmed this year. As a result, all private corporate hospitals were contracted by the government to support the NHS. Aesthetic plastic patients are given ‘low’ priority under...