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Cheek augmentation from A to Z

An outline of facial assessment principles and anatomical considerations regarding augmenting the cheek and mid-face is explored. Background statistics are stated regarding the number of injectable procedures performed, referenced to American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) data, 2016. Attention...

Age-related changes in the menopausal woman

The author explores the aesthetic impact of hormonal ageing during the perimenopausal, menopausal and postmenopausal periods. The author explains that oestrogen levels can impact upon several skin functions, including: excessive hair growth, pigmentation, vascularity, elasticity and water-holding capacity. A detailed...

The Bottom Line: buttock augmentation

The first use of silicone implants for buttock augmentation was by Bartels et al. in 1969 [1]. We must acknowledge the innovative and imaginative brilliance of the Brazilians and the descriptive detail of other surgeons, but especially Mendietta for the...

Pinpoint technique: a safe procedure for skin resection in correction of ptotic breasts in revision augmentation plasty

The authors introduce us to the ‘pinpoint technique’ a variation in skin excision to eliminate the notorious T-junction in mammary revision augmentation. The Wise-pattern skin excision is widely used to correct ptotic breasts, or in breast implant revision surgery when...

New IPL technology as treatment for melasma

Background Melasma is an acquired refractory pigmented skin disease. It is a complex multifactorial disorder and its pathogenesis has not yet been fully elucidated. Risk factors include genetic predisposition, sun exposure, stress, medications, and pregnancy. Melasma is divided into three...

Hydroquinone-induced hyperpigmentation: a case of exogenous ochronosis in a Hispanic patient

Achieving flawless skin as part of the desire to be perceived as ‘beautiful’ is a common sentiment shared by many cultures [1]. Of the many treatment options and products available on the market, the most common chemical agent to achieve...

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...

Focus on Plasma: 
Total rejuvenation of the face with plasma device

The use of plasma energy is a new concept in anti-ageing and aesthetic medicine. Since it has been introduced in the aesthetic field, many studies have been conducted to try and understand the effects on collagen synthesis which may explain...

Perceptions and Deceptions: a personal blog by the editor 7 December 2016

Zoey had two sisters, Leung Lee Michelle and Leung Mei. On 11 June, 2010 one of them made a formal statement to the police. She had questions that needed to be answered. She presented her queries in the form of...

Soft tissue augmentation – a review

The author explains how treating the face as a 3D structure is key to a good result with invasive or non-invasive procedures. History Rejuvenation of the face and trying to reverse the effects of ageing dates back centuries. Facial volume...

Oestrogen receptors in breast capsules – experimental findings

This study from Rome, on humans, is stated by the authors to be not definitive and further work is required before any treatment can be recommended. But careful analysis of oestrogen receptors in breast capsules and the number of fibroblasts...

How I Do It - Rejuvenation of the jowls and neck: a combination approach with ‘Radiopeel’

Cutaneous ageing of the jowls and neck gives rise to a combination of multiple symptoms – skin laxity, sagging, wrinkles, dyspigmentation, and textural and volumetric changes to the skin. A single symptom can often be dealt with by a single...