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Male pattern baldness is not all in the genes

Gentlemen, be advised (if it’s not already too late) that you may be able to influence your chances of going bald. The authors of this study compared the patterns of baldness in 92 pairs of identical twins and correlated these...

A new method for free-flap total nasal reconstruction

Total nasal reconstruction is a challenge for facial plastic surgeons. Although most cases can be handled with local flaps, a bad state of the perinasal soft tissues, such as patients with head and neck radiotherapy may preclude its use with...

Intensed pulsed light for skin rejuvenation

A detailed article exploring many aspects of IPL; the mode of action, the role in photorejuvenation, as well as a useful comparison as to how the scope of IPL compares to laser for similar purposes, with analogies as to how...

Size does matter

Megasessions in hair restoration, being defined as transplantation of 3,000 or more grafts, have the potential to definitely treat a significant area of scalp in only one procedure, allowing the patient to achieve their desired goals while minimising their overall...

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...

Sensitive cilia – eyelashes in health and disease

In health our eyelashes protect the eyes, but in disease they can disfigure, impair quality of life and threaten vision. In this review the authors discuss aspects of lashes that are relevant to all professionals working near the eyes and...

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...

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...

From PIP to DC-CIK to the Sorcerer’s Apprentice: a medico-political minefield

Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) was a French company that manufactured silicone breast implants that were surgically implanted mainly for cosmetic breast augmentation. Of note, ‘cosmetic’ is used in the strict sense of the word meaning false and artificial and does...

Making the most of the temporalis fascia graft in open rhinoplasty: an innovative technique with outcomes of 2000 cases over a 15-year period

The authors present a technique that increases the surface area of a temporalis fascia graft when used to provide smooth, dorsal coverage in cases of open tip rhinoplasty. Numerous graft materials have been developed for use in rhinoplasty procedures in...

IMCAS World Congress 2023

One of the leading events in dermatology, plastic surgery, and aesthetic science returns to Paris for 2023. Following its post-covid return and sweeping success in June, the IMCAS World Congress will return to Paris again for its 24th edition in...

Decision Making in Aesthetic Practice: The Right Procedures for the Right Patients

This is a mini treasure and absolute must for any aspiring aesthetic practitioner. The demand for aesthetic medicine is rapidly growing and this book is a concise haven of knowledge not only for those early on in their training but...