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How I Do It - Skin tightening: Profound

Areas of skin laxity are a concern to many patients. A decline in collagen and elastin production arising from chronological or environmental ageing often presents as sagging skin on the face, neck or body, and patients frequently enquire about availability...

A comprehensive proforma for maxillo-facial trauma

The authors begin by emphasising the importance of complete medical records in maxillo-facial trauma by pointing to the fact that the records not only provide the necessary clinical information but also provide legal protection of both the patient and the...

Plastic Surgery Volume 5: Breast

This volume covers all aspects of breast surgery from anatomy to aesthetic surgery and then breast reconstruction for oncological and developmental aetiologies. In particular, several well-written chapters discuss the complications of breast surgery and their management with special consideration of...

How I Do It - Anti-ageing focus: Combination therapy for treating the ageing neck

The neck, decolletage and hands used to be the forgotten areas but with advancements in technology and homecare we can now treat these areas with little downtime and efficacious results. Most patients who visit me for a neck consultation will...

How I Do It - Skin tightening with bipolar radiofrequency system

Skin tightening procedures occupy an important place in the practice of aesthetic medicine. Physicians have a big choice of energy-based devices (EBD) and sometimes it is difficult to find the right one. Profound Personally, I prefer to use Profound which...

Mid cheek lift

Middle third rejuvenation is a hot topic in facial plastic surgery nowadays. Surgical versus non-surgical treatments, lifting procedures versus volumising procedures, transtemporal, transblepharoplasy, deep plane, percutaneou. The number of choices clearly points out the lack of a standard procedures to...

Jawline augmentation: restoring balance in the ageing face

The context of the popularity of injectable treatments is outlined with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) 2018 stats describing the 3% rise in the number of injectable dermal fillers being performed. The author gives a detailed description of...

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...

Perceptions and Deceptions: a personal blog by the editor 20 December 2016

A Death in Hong Kong: an evolving essay and insight into medicine and the law in contemporary Hong Kong (part seven) How does anyone decide when to walk away and when to stand and fight? Personal safety? Principles? The cost,...

Oral supplementation for skin health and rejuvenation

Lauren Jamieson explores the increasing evidence behind the role of supplements in skin health – an exciting development in the world of aesthetic medicine. The fact that lifestyle factors – and diet most especially – have a profound influence on...

Acid attacks: part 1

In the first of a two-part series, Andrew Burd takes us through the background to the development of his protocol for the acute management of chemical assault burns (see Part 2 here). I have maintained a long-term interest in how...

Suspension thread lift combination treatments

A true facelift can only be achieved through surgical means, at least for now, and given advances in techniques and anaesthesia, this has become far safer. Not everyone, however, requires a facelift. Non-surgical modalities such as thread lifts with or...