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How I Do It - Body contouring using truSculpt® flex

The truSculpt® flex is a ‘next generation’ electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) device that has been cleared by the FDA for strengthening, firming, and toning the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs, as well as improving posture and reducing back pain by up...

Laser and light based hair removal

Laser hair removal is a popular, and constantly evolving, treatment. Professor Paolo Bonan and colleagues provide us with a comprehensive overview and some ‘top tips’ for how to make the procedure as safe and effective as possible. Hair removal, also...

Fractional laser treatment for medical skin diseases

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Exploring skin anatomy, function and site-specific treatment options

A detailed paper exploring salient concepts of skin anatomy pertinent to aesthetic practitioners, performing non-surgical treatments. Components of the epidermis and dermis are comprehensively described, with emphasis placed on clinicians developing an in depth understanding of how the ageing process...

Hyposalivation in the oral cavity

This article is a comprehensive but succinct look at the effects of hyposalivation secondary to Sjogren's syndrome in the oral cavity. These publications are divided into dental manifestations, oral mucosal manifestations and other oral manifestations. The authors discuss caries, gingivitis,...

New Muscle Stimulation Device Can Replicate 54,000 Crunches in 45 Mins

A new white paper released this month has shown that a new muscle stimulation device manufactured by US aesthetic technology brand, Cutera, is capable of replicating the equivalent of 54,000 crunches. Research shows that on average, a healthy, fit adult has the ability to perform a maximum or 100 crunches before reaching a point of complete exhaustion; however, truSculpt flex technology has...

Mercy Mission: all aboard with Mercy Ships off the coast of West Africa

Countries along the coast of West Africa are amongst the poorest in the world. Extreme levels of poverty often lead to poor outcomes or fatalities in many medical conditions that would be eminently treatable, with good outcomes in more developed...

Treating laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancers with pharyngolaryngectomy

The debate amongst head and neck surgeons, as to whether a skin flap or enteric flap offers superior outcomes in pharyngeal reconstruction, still rumbles on. The evidence pool is very shallow, even accounting for the so-called ‘landmark’ papers that swung...

Acid Survivors Trust International

The shocking acid attack on two British nationals in Zanzibar in August 2013 drew attention to a little known and under-reported form of interpersonal violence. Acid attack is a particularly vicious form of a premeditated assault, where acid is thrown,...

Sushruta and Indian rhinoplasty

Vijay Pothula explains rhinoplasty’s roots in ancient Indian Ayurvedic medicine, and how it was introduced to the Western world. In 1794 The Gentleman’s Magazine published a surgical operation which was long established in India but unknown in Europe [1]. A...

In conversation with Dr Hugues Cartier

We were delighted to chat to Dr Hugues Cartier, Dermatologist and IMCAS Global Course Co-ordinator. Can you tell us a bit about your background and what led to you becoming a dermatologist? The question could simply be summed up as...

Temple filler: an unusual complication

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. Hollowing of the temples is one the earliest signs of ageing, creating...