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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...

Botulinum toxin (BoNT) for depression: A review of the mechanism of action and its potential place as an adjuvant treatment

BoNT is becoming a recognised efficient treatment for depression, endorsed by several disciplines including psychiatry. Clare Amrani examines the potential mechanism of action and explores the appropriate place of BoNT in the therapeutic armamentarium for depression. How did BoNT become...

Facial contouring with fillers

With the advent of hyaluronic acid fillers, safe and effective non-surgical facial rejuvenation has been advanced. Hyaluronic acid fillers are becoming increasingly popular amongst patient who seek facial enhancement. In 2013, there were over 1.8 million treatments using hyaluronic acid...

Restoring youth to the upper midface by blending the lid-cheek junction

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. Rejuvenation of the eyes has a very high impact on the overall...

Recognition and treatment of common skin infections

A useful piece for aesthetic nurses who are clinically treating the skin, reinforcing the importance of recognising any signs of possible infection, that may contradict treatment or potentiate complications. The author gives a concise overview of common skin infections, with...

Higher dose neurotoxins – what’s new?

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. How can we achieve longer lasting results with neurotoxins? With a new...

MD/PhDs or MD/MBAs: which do we need more to innovate in plastic surgery?

I would like to thank Arlen Meyers and Victor Castro for submitting this article. One of the problems that I have seen in my professional lifetime is the failure of entrepreneurs to grasp that there is no infinite health care...

Lip augmentation

In the second of our two-part special focus (see here for Part 1) on lips we are delighted to present this comprehensive clinical guide for practitioners undertaking lip augmentation. Lips and eyes enhance facial beauty. Highlighting these has been dated...

Treatment of established facial palsy with botulinum toxin followed by half mirror exercises

Seventeen patients with unilateral facial palsy for more than a year were treated with botulinum toxin injections to relieve symptoms of facial synkinesis or hyperkinetic movements. Three injections were given at six to eight month intervals, followed by daily half...

Reconstructing post-resective auricular defects

The auricle is split into six specific anatomic subunits that vary in skin thickness, contour, structural integrity and the availability of healthy surrounding tissues. It is important to reconstruct an aesthetically pleasing auricle as slight deformities may be prominent. The...

Chin augmentation: filler versus prosthesis

Over recent years, aesthetic medicine and aesthetic surgery have become closer and more combined in daily practice. There is also a gradual shift, with aesthetic doctors performing more invasive techniques, whereas plastic surgeons are also, whenever possible, moving to less...