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The use of platelet-rich plasma in skin flap grafts

This study was conducted to evaluate the ability of platelet rich plasma (PRP) to stimulate angiogenesis following skin flaps graft surgery, and its effect on flap survival rate. The use of PRP to improve the quality of bone regeneration and...

Overview of non-invasive treatments for submental fat reduction

Submental fat (SMF) is a growing aesthetic problem that is colloquially known as a ‘double chin’. It is a concern for both younger and older male and female patients. The 2017 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Consumer Survey on Cosmetic...

How I Do It - Thin lips – remodelling with hyaluronic acid

Volumetric changes in treating thin lips remain a challenge for all aesthetic medical practitioners. Obtaining an optimum result requires a good knowledge of facial anatomy, an excellent injection technique and adequate and careful patient selection. With inappropriate patient choice, even...

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

I am a consultant musculoskeletal physiotherapist of 20 years and I hold (2002) a masters accredited diploma in injection therapy (steroid and local anaesthetic injection techniques) as well as certificates to advanced level in cosmetic injection – dermal filler and...

The three stages of breast reconstruction

Breast cancer has become so common that most people reading this article will know someone (either professionally or personally) who has been affected by breast cancer. One of the most common treatments for breast cancer is removal of the ‘whole’...

Non-surgical lip enhancement: systematic preoperative assessment

Detailed knowledge of the anatomy is important prior to any surgical or non-surgical intervention in this complex area. Dr Samizadeh takes us through her pre-procedure analysis. The most frequent location for faciaaestheticl volumising procedures is reported to be the lips...

How I Do It - Buttock augmentation with hyaluronic acid fillers

There has been a notable increase in the popularity of body procedures over the years. The advancement in non-surgical body treatments has made it convenient for people to get the body they desire without having to deal with downtime or...

How I Do It - Buttock augmentation

Buttock augmentation is a popular treatment in high demand in South America. As in all aesthetic treatments, gluteal enhancement is not free from risks. Practitioners looking to expand into the gluteal area should know the gluteal anatomy, and they also...

Prophylactic postoperative antibiotics for enucleation or evisceration

The authors report on a retrospective, multicentre, comparative case series looking at prophylactic antibiotics and the incidence of orbital cellulitis following enucleation or evisceration. Of the 644 cases included in the analysis, all received a single perioperative intravenous dose of...

Treating the male patient with dermal fillers

Concepts of beauty and attractiveness have always been associated with the appreciation of symmetry, balance and harmony of various facial features. An attractive face creates mystique and power. Its effects are undeniable, and for centuries, we have been trying to...

Controlled trauma technique when injecting HA dermal fillers

The author presents an interesting discussion regarding the potential for enhanced neocollagenesis through a patented ArqueDerma® dermal filler technique. A thorough overview is conveyed of the dermal collagen matrix, including the characteristics of type I and type III collagen. The...

Medico-legal Forum (Botulinum/Laser)

The PMFA Journal and Hamilton Fraser Cosmetic Insurance have teamed up to provide a series of articles that will give examples of claims that occur from different procedures. In our February/March issue we featured a case that involved complications following...