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Clinical case of hypertrichosis

Laser hair removal remains the best method of eliminating unwanted hair, including cases of hirsutism. Due to the pathogenesis of hirsutism, laser therapy alone can be insufficient to treat it. Male pattern terminal hair growth is caused by androgens and...

Corneal neurotisation with an allograft

This is the first reported use of an acellular nerve allograft for corneal neurotisation. Seven patients received a 7cm long commercially prepared acellular nerve allograft. This was coapted to a functioning supratrochlear, supraorbital or infraorbital nerve and then tunnelled to...

Oral minoxidil: innovations in hair loss

Causes With a wide range of causes, it’s often the uncertainty of why hair loss has happened which leaves people feeling that there isn’t a route out of the problem. On average we shed between 50-100 hairs a day and...

How I Do It - Approaches to acne treatment: Pulsed-dye laser

Acne vulgaris is the most common skin disease worldwide and inflammatory acne has significant psychological impact with potential for long-term emotional and physical sequelae [1]. Energy based treatments are useful both as adjuncts to traditional therapies and particularly for patients...

An update on alopecia treatment options

In this paper the authors make a thorough review of the different medical and surgical options for the treatment of androgenic alopecia. Combined therapy with oral finasteride and topical minoxidil continue to be the mainstay for medical treatment. Follicular unit...

Facial hair restoration

The author presents a review of facial hair transplant procedures. Specific areas of interest are eyebrows, beard, with goatee and moustache in detail, eyelashes and facial scars. Most common harvest procedures include the follicular unit extraction (FUE) technique and the...

Auricular Reconstruction

In 2013 I sat in a little cafe in Nice with a small band of ear surgeons. We were there to put finishing touches to our plans to form the International Society for Auricular Reconstruction (ISAR). One in our midst...

REARRANGED: An Opera Singer’s Facial Cancer And Life Transposed

Rearranged is a wonderfully positive memoir telling of Kathleen Watt’s ordeal through maxillary osteosarcoma. As an early career opera singer in the New York Metropolitan Opera’s chorus, her dreams are derailed and life transformed when this most rare diagnosis hits....

Prostaglandin associated periorbitopathy presenting as unilateral orbital fat prolapse

Case Report A 65-year-old gentleman with bilateral primary open angle glaucoma presented to an oculoplastic surgeon following referral from their glaucoma specialist. Following recent right eye glaucoma surgery, the patient had noticed right under eye swelling and had confronted the...

Platelet-based aesthetic therapies – to science from fiction

The author provides an overview of the theory behind platelet rich plasma and summarises the published evidence for its use in aesthetic treatments. Platelet-based treatments, commonly referred to collectively as platelet rich plasma (PRP), have been proposed and advocated for...

Lasers and the skin

Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Lasers have revolutionised the treatment of many skin conditions and are being used both in terms of a medical and an aesthetic context. Laser technology has been advancing...

How I Do It - Laser hair removal: electrolysis

Electrolysis remains the only method of hair removal permitted by law in the UK [1] and USA [2] to be described as permanent. This is distinct from light-based methods which are permitted the description “permanent hair reduction”. Electrolysis is very...