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Wound moisture sensing in traumatic wounds

Wounds can be small and unpleasant, or may be large and life-threatening. The skin is a physical and an immunological barrier to infection, and any defect in the integrity of the skin may allow bacterial or fungal invasion to occur....

Letter from Hong Kong (6 January 2022)

So now we are entering the third year of this global pandemic. It is changing, evolving and is bringing out the very best and the very worst in humanity. Science and scientists have had a real bashing, but then who by? Quacks, aardvarks and gobbeldygooks. Looking back is looking forward.

Breast reconstruction – techniques from a plastic surgery perspective

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. Breast reconstruction following breast cancer surgery has positive physical and psychosocial health...

How I Do It - Tear trough rejuvenation

A smooth convexity from the lower eyelid to the upper cheek with flawless skin is considered a desirable feature and a sign of youth. The opposite leads to ‘shadows’ around the eyes and a tired appearance or sunken eyes. Patient...

How I Do It - Photoageing treatment: RF microneedling

Microneedling is a process by which very small, sharp needles are inserted into the skin layers at various predetermined depths to cause micro-injury to the dermis. The epidermal layer is minimally disrupted and healing is achieved without inducing an inflammatory...

A plea for reconstructive plastic surgery in the routine care of sarcoma patients

The authors from the Mayo Clinic demonstrate the advantage of early intervention by plastic surgeons in the care of patients with sarcoma. A retrospective case study review looks at the wound complication rate of surgery for those patients who have...

Recognising the key tear trough ligaments

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. The anatomical understanding of the periorbital ligaments is critical for mastering tear...

Recent developments in hyaluronic acid research

Hyaluronic acid has a role in many medical specialties, not just aesthetics. Anna Baker takes us through the latest evidence and therapeutic indications. The evidence and demand for hyaluronic acid (HA) based technologies continues to expand and evolve across a...

Debate - Voluntary registers for medical cosmetic practitioners: friend or foe?

In June this year BACN and PIAPA issued a joint statement criticising voluntary registration bodies such as Save Face. Regulation is a hot topic that many in the industry feel passionately about, and the statement sparked a debate about whether...

Forehead rhytides – anatomy and neuromodulator treatment

This article refines our understanding surrounding the forehead in general and more specifically of the anatomy and function of frontalis, a common target for anti-wrinkle injections. The author enrolled a cohort of volunteers with a wide range of ethnic backgrounds...

Dermal filler complications

The author presents a useful overview of some of the contributory factors for impending necrosis. It is important to note that compression may not always be due to excessive placement of product or placement within a vessel; the viscosity and...

How I Do It - Surgical approach to facial palsy – lengthening the temporalis myoplasty

In cases of long-established facial palsy, one of the main problems faced by patients is the inability to smile. In this situation, consideration should be given to facial reanimation (smile) surgery. In most cases of chronic facial palsy new muscles...