Body dysmorphia disorder in the cosmetic clinic: a novel encrypted screening approach

In the following article and case study, the condition of body dysmorphia disorder (BDD) is examined in the context of its pathogenesis and the role of the cosmetic practitioner. BDD is a problem that affects patients on a deeply personal...

OPINION - Impact of the Paterson Inquiry on the cosmetic and aesthetics sector

On 15 December 2022, The Department of Health and Social Care published the ‘Government response to the independent inquiry report into the issues raised by former surgeon Ian Paterson: 12-month implementation progress update’. The reference documents (which apply to England)...

Lips and the perioral area: anatomical considerations for safer and natural results

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. Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, including lip augmentation using hyaluronic acid dermal fillers,...

Face to Face – facial reconstructive surgery mission in Ukraine

Photo featuring Ivanna Nebor, MD, Vitaliy Panchenko, MD, Manoj Abraham, MD, John Frodel, MD, Augustine Moscatello, MD, Gregoriy Mashkevich, MD, Bruce Moskowitz, MD, Ryan Winters, MD, Boris Chernobilski, MD, Mykola Syniuk, MD, Serhiy Spivak, MD. In April 2023, a group...

A short overview of the evolution of botulinum toxin type A formulations

Botulinum toxin type A (BoNT-A) is a potent neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum [1]. BoNT-A has been used for various therapeutic and aesthetic purposes, including the treatment of muscle disorders, chronic pain and facial wrinkles [2-4]. Over the...

OPINION - Bridging the surgical and non-surgical: balancing dual careers of non-surgical aesthetics with oral & maxillofacial surgery specialist training

- OPINION - Oral & maxillofacial (OMF) surgery (OMFS) is a unique specialty requiring dual qualification in both medicine and dentistry and the scope of practice of an OMF surgeon in the UK is vast [1]. My early exposure to...

Skin transition during the menopause

Menopause, which begins one year after the last period, can bring with it some noticeable changes to skin and hair. As hormone levels drop, skin can become dry, slack, less elastic and thin. It can also cause more facial hair...

The golden nose – reshaping the nose 100 years ago

Wolf Lűbbers (with the golden nose). Who with a crooked nose would not embrace the chance to go to bed in the evening wearing a surgical device and wake up the following morning with a straight one? And all this...

The beauty of Instagram reels

Alan S Adams, award-winning business coach and author, and Director of The Clinic Coach, explores why aesthetic clinics need to be utilising Instagram Reels in 2023, and how this can lead to ultimate business success. With Instagram declared the most...

The AMWC 2023 awards - WINNERS

In partnership with the Aesthetic Multispecialty Society (AMS), the 2023 AMWC Awards honour physicians for their innovative protocols and techniques, in addition to treatment results in the field of aesthetic & anti-ageing medicine. The winners were announced this weekend at...

Perfecting the pout

From Hollywood lips to Essex lips, non-surgical lip augmentation has gained popularity in recent years with aesthetic patients. A 2019 article in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology concluded that the non-surgical correction of the projection of the forehead profile and...

Masculinising chest wall surgery (‘top surgery’)

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. In this feature article, we discuss our experience in masculinising chest wall...