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The gender affirmation surgery MDT

The authors provide a comprehensive and thought-provoking discussion of the multidisciplinary nature of caring for someone undergoing gender reassignment surgery. In the last 50 years in the UK an estimated 130,000 people have changed their gender assigned at birth (assigned...

Anatomy of the ageing lip

With lip augmentation an ever popular option for those seeking more youthful looks it is vital that practitioners have a proper understanding of anatomy. In the first of our two-part special focus (see here for Part 2) on lips Dr...

Minimally Invasive and Office-Based Procedures in Facial Plastic Surgery

The authors of Minimally Invasive and Office-Based Procedures in Facial Plastic Surgery share their expertise of the fast-evolving field of minimally invasive procedures in aesthetic facial rejuvenation in this informative textbook. The content of Minimally Invasive and Office-Based Procedures in...

The 41st ASLMS Annual Conference

The ASLMS Annual Conference is considered the premier international meeting in the field of medical laser and energy-based applications. Each year attendees convene to share research, education and ideas that promote high standards of clinical care in the field. In...

AMWC 2023

AMWC is one of the world’s leading aesthetic and anti-ageing medicine congresses, welcoming 14,000 participants and 300 prominent speakers from over 120 countries. Held under the supervision of the Aesthetic Multispecialty Society (AMS), the advanced and highly interactive programme covers...

Age-related changes in the menopausal woman

The author explores the aesthetic impact of hormonal ageing during the perimenopausal, menopausal and postmenopausal periods. The author explains that oestrogen levels can impact upon several skin functions, including: excessive hair growth, pigmentation, vascularity, elasticity and water-holding capacity. A detailed...

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...

ASLMS 2024

The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) Annual Conference is a premier international meeting in medical laser and energy-based applications. Each year, attendees convene to exchange research, education, and ideas that promote high standards of clinical care. In...

The patient journey in DIEP flap breast reconstruction

In the UK approximately 40,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. About 40% of these need, or choose, to undergo mastectomy, where all of the breast tissue is removed. Currently around a third of these patients choose to...

Laser safety – do you think you are safe?

The author explains the importance of proper qualifications and training to ensure both patients and practitioners are protected. Safety concerns For those working with lasers, safety must be everyone’s concern. We should all be checking equipment and safety glasses routinely,...

Do You Know Your Advertising Standards?

Over the last couple of years we have seen many organisations, including the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) seek to ban or at least rein in some of the advertising practices which go on in this industry [1]....

The Linear Bolus Technique and other practical tips for the advanced use of non-traumatic cannulas in aesthetic medicine

Some eight years ago, I read about non-traumatic cannulas in the brochure of a French medical supplies company. I was fascinated by the elegance of these instruments, as they respect the integrity of the tissues by not cutting through them....