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Platelet-rich plasma from androgenetic alopecia: a pilot study

The authors demonstrate some encouraging results in this pilot study, exploring the benefit of injecting platelet rich plasma (PRP) into the scalp on patients with androgenetic alopecia. This suggests the need to now proceed with a randomised control study to...

Cosmetic botulinum toxin: minimal invasive facial enhancement

Myriam Loyo and Theda Kontis present a review of indications for minimally invasive facial cosmetic procedures, based on chemodenervation with botulinum toxin A. The authors present the following treatments in a well structured manner: chemical brow lift, treatment of hypertrophic...

A Eulogy for James Partridge

James Partridge died on 16 August 2020. He was a truly remarkable person and I would like to share my sadness at his passing and why I held him in such high personal esteem. We started life just a few...

Comprehensive Cleft Care Second Edition: Two Volume Set

This book (second edition) attempts to cover all the scientific and clinical disciplines related to cleft care, which is indeed a wide remit. It ably achieves its aims. It provides coverage of cleft care from prenatal diagnosis to definitive orthognathic...

How I Do It - Lip augmentation: new rejuvenation with Er:YAG and Nd:YAG laser

Lip augmentation has become progressively popular in recent years, reflecting cultural trends in youth and beauty. Research suggests that the ‘ideal lip’ should have the following characteristics: fullness and volume, correct balance between the upper and lower lips, and a...

Focus: Opinions on regulation

Dalvi Humzah Regulation in the aesthetics industry In this issue we have invited commentaries on regulation within aesthetics, in particular the voluntary register set up by the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP). Many medical practitioners are concerned regarding the...

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...

New horizons in Rhinoplasty

Leading world experts will showcase their work and update delegates about the changing philosophy, techniques and technology of the art of rhinoplasty. At this meeting, the rising movement of "Preservation Rhinoplasty" will be introduced and the benefits of piezo surgery...

Fingers and toes and how to do it!

The authors provide an excellent historical and current overview of the options for reconstruction of injuries of the thumb and finger tips. This takes you through the reconstructive ladder in its entirety, but also discusses philosophically the different approaches we...

How I Do It - Approaches to lip augmentation: Perioral rejuvenation – a multi-product approach

A video of the authors demonstrating the procedure is available at the bottom of this article When approaching the lip and perioral area it is important to be aware that many non-surgical interventions may be used to treat this area....

Lateral crura reinforcement with the sandwich technique

Maintaining nasal tip structure and contour is an important goal during rhinoplasty surgery. Tip deformities can occur due to lateral crura malposition, trauma or sometimes due to excess of lateral crura triming during previous surgeries. The consequences of lateral crura...

Reached a ‘tipping point’ with weak forceps? – Try our Sterile Single-use Fine Tip Adson Forceps

Our Fine Tip Adson Forceps provide a strong and effective hold when used for grasping, blunt dissection and manipulating delicate tissue.