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The Art of Combining Surgical and Nonsurgical Techniques in Aesthetic Medicine

This is a well-written hardback discussing various approaches to combination treatments for the face and the body. There are 15 chapters each outlining a specific category from patient selection to the use of noninvasive devices, light-based therapies and blending non-surgical...

Histologic changes after two different protocols of facial skin fat grafting

The authors of this study show the results of two different protocols of fat grafting using adipose-derived stem cells. This is a prospective study with six consecutive patients in whom bilateral fat grafting was performed using centrifuged stromal cells on...

Retrobulbar hyaluronidase

Blindness following filler injections is a devastating complication for the patient and the practitioner.

Skin biorevitalisation with hyaluronic acid

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. While Botulinum toxin A, dermal fillers, chemical peels and laser resurfacing are...

FACE 2015

This was undoubtedly the biggest and most prestigious UK conference of the year. The international mix of both delegates and presenters brought together knowledge, skill and allowed us to experience a jam-packed agenda covering all aspects of aesthetic medicine. The...

Cautions, contraindications and complications in aesthetics

All aesthetic practitioners will face complications during their career. It is therefore vital to be prepared. Dr Nestor Demosthenous provides a comprehensive guide to potential complications when treating patients with fillers. A complication during or following a treatment carried out...

Handy Solutions

Very few people, if any, enjoy the ravages associated with the ageing process. Apoptosis (programmed cell death) occurs throughout life, but for some unknown reason (possibly associated with epigenetics) cellular replacement and therefore matrix volume decreases. The result is that...

Body Contouring and Liposuction: Expert Consult

The authors, in the Preface of Body Contouring and Liposuction, acknowledge that this challenging and constantly evolving branch of plastic surgery lies at a unique intersection of “surgical skill, artistry and new technology”. Their book aims to deconstruct and simplify...

How I Do It - Adipocytolysis

Why is there an interest in adipocytolysis? Sub-mental hypertrophic adiposity and jowling of the lower face are frequently the result of ageing and weight gain but there is also a genetic component [1]. Scientific background on injectable adipocytolysis products Several...

The importance of skin preparation

With both aesthetic procedures and antibiotic resistance on the rise, good skin disinfection to reduce the risk of infection is more vital than ever. Anna Baker takes us through the evidence behind commonly used skin preparation formulations for aesthetic injectable...

Debate: cannulas vs. needles - Needles

It is generally agreed that the choice of cannula or needle is site and material dependent, but the injector‘s comfort and skill in creating a desired aesthetic result is also important. The two most important considerations are the aesthetic outcome...

Cellulite therapy in 2022 – new treatment options making grades for the new year

World-renowned dermatologist Michael H Gold introduces two of the newest FDA-approved modalities for the treatment of the common skin condition cellulite. Cellulite is one of the most common skin concerns for women. It is estimated that between 80-98% of women...