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Update on Topical Photodynamic Therapy

As a nurse involved in providing a specialist dermatology service I was invited to attend a continuing professional development (CPD) accredited study day at The University of Hertfordshire on an update for topical photodynamic therapy (PDT). The agenda was comprehensive...

14th Annual Euro PDT Congress

The 14th Annual Congress of the European Society for Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) in Dermatology programme contained an abundance of interesting and varied clinical information and research on the licensed and unlicensed indications of PDT. These included the many areas of...

Croma-Pharma completed the decentralized procedure for its botulinum toxin to treat glabellar (frown) lines

Croma’s botulinum toxin submission in Europe is based on the data of 3 completed randomized, placebo-controlled phase III trials that enrolled a total of >1000 subjects in Europe and the US.

Polydioxanone in septal reconstruction

Septal reconstruction is a challenging problem and is undertaken for functional or cosmetic reasons or a combination of both. Either autologous cartilage, commonly auricular, or other alloplastic material can be used. The authors describe the use of a polydioxanone (PDS)...

How I Do It - Er:YAG treatment for eyebrow tail elevation and upper eyelid rejuvenation

Following patient demand for eyebrow tail elevation inspired by the ‘Foxy eye’ trend, we have developed this protocol using the Fotona VectorLift technique with hyperstacking of Smooth Mode pulses, to produce a non-invasive enhancement of periocular aesthetics for patients who...

GentleMax Pro® and Frax Pro™

Candela offers industry-leading technologies for popular cosmetic procedures, all targeted for your patients’ needs, backed by clinical evidence, real-world results, and the service...

Objective measurement of the available excursion of temporalis muscle-tendon unit for the paralysed face

The transfer of functional muscle tendon units offers the potential for restoration of some facial tone, symmetry and motion after a single-stage procedure in reanimating the paralysed face. Apart from selecting the right donor muscle of adequate strength and excursion,...

How I Do It - Non-surgical skin cancer treatment: topical photodynamic therapy

The incidence of skin cancer is rising exponentially in the UK; in particular non-melanoma skin cancer, yet the current statistical data surrounding exact figures is thought to be underestimated. Topical photodynamic therapy (PDT) provides a non-invasive, safe and efficacious modality...

Use of photodynamic therapy in the management of papulopustular rosacea

The author presents a review of the current evidence on the use of topical photodynamic therapy (PDT) for treating papulopustular rosacea, initially with a brief overview of the aetiology of the disease and licensed treatment options, before exploring the context...

How our media partners have responded to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed every aspect of our life. As we move forward at this unprecedented time The PMFA Journal is here to help everyone in the fields of plastic & maxillofacial surgery and aesthetic medicine. We have a...

Platelet rich plasma

Claudia McGloin provides an overview of this misunderstood procedure. Platelet rich plasma treatment is commonly known as PRP, Dracula Therapy, Vampire Facial / Facelift, S3, Self-Stimulated Serum, Liquid Gold or Vampire Therapy. Platelet rich plasma has been around for a...

Basics in Dermatological Laser Applications

As part of the Current Problems in Dermatology series this volume provides an excellent grounding in both the history and principles of laser development and laser physics. Subsequent sections on laser / tissue correction and laser safety are followed by...