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The dangers of unlicensed cosmetic practitioners

The closing of aesthetic clinics and beauty salons during the COVID-19 lockdown brought an influx in unlicensed practitioners and DIY cosmetic filler kits. This has resulted in thousands now suffering the consequences of their practitioner’s lack of experience. Watermans Solicitors...

In conversation with Thierry Besins

We were delighted to catch up with Thierry Besins, esteemed Plastic Surgeon and Scientific Director of AMWC. Can you tell us a little bit about what led you into the field of aesthetic plastic surgery and what have been the...

A message from the editors of The PMFA Journal

Over the last few weeks we have all been learning new vocabulary: “self-isolation, social distancing, flattening the curve” are some that we will all have to come to terms with and as a society everyone will have to actively take...

2nd Virtual IBSA Derma Congress

IBSA Derma host their 2nd Virtual Congress On 28 November 2020, IBSA Derma welcomed cosmetic doctors and aesthetic professionals from all over the word to the 2nd edition of their Virtual Congress. With a focus on PROFHILO®, a flagship of...

Letter from Hong Kong (8 May 2020)

The latest 'letter' from our man in Hong Kong, The PMFA Journal Co-editor Andrew Burd.

The scandal of NHS contracts with the independent healthcare sector

Since March 2020 it was sensible medical practice to consider making all possible beds in the NHS available to potentially admit ill patients with COVID-19. The expected admission rate was supposed to risk overwhelming the NHS, so independent sector facilities apparently volunteered and were then contracted to the NHS as priority, with full remuneration for their losses, and all private practitioners were effectively frozen out from seeing, admitting and operating on their own self pay patients.

Profile of a tertiary referral oculoplastics service in the UK

The provision of safe and effective ophthalmic care to large patient populations has always been challenging. Severe restrictions of outpatient clinical activity due to the COVID-19 crisis has compounded this problem, with 26,800 appointments cancelled in our unit in the...

In conversation with Mehmet Manisali

We were delighted to catch up with Mehmet Manisali, President of the RSM Section of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, about his background and plans for the Section. Can you tell us a little bit about what led you into the...

In conversation with Professor Hesham Saleh

We were delighted to catch up with Professor Hesham Saleh, President of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, about his career. Can you tell us a little bit about what led you into the field of facial plastic surgery...

“What we are doing to help and support you” DTR Medical

With COVID-19 placing increasing pressure on our healthcare providers, we are continually innovating and evolving to act in the best interests of both you and your customers.

In conversation with Uliana Gout

We were delighted to catch up with Dr Uliana Gout, President of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM), about her career and plans for the College. Can you tell us a little bit about why you initially chose to...