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The efficacy of polynucleotide injections in aesthetic medicine: a review

Polynucleotide (PN) injections have gained significant attention in aesthetic medicine due to their beneficial effects on the skin, hair, and other tissues. This review explores the current evidence supporting the use of PN injections for various aesthetic concerns. Introduction Aesthetic...

How I Do It - The non-surgical rhinoplasty

Non-surgical rhinoplasty, also known as a ‘liquid nose job’ or ‘filler rhinoplasty’, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that reshapes the nose using dermal fillers instead of traditional surgical techniques. It offers advantages such as minimal downtime and no incisions,...

PhilArt next for 35-year-old knee scar

In our dynamic field, staying ahead means embracing innovation, and understanding the evolving preferences of both practitioners and patients; recognising the trends that shape our industry. The biostimulator injections’ market has rapidly risen to prominence, ranking among the top three...

In conversation with Ali Pirayesh

Dr Ali Pirayesh. We were delighted to catch up with Dr Ali Pirayesh, esteemed plastic surgeon based in Amsterdam, about this career highlights and his involvement in AMWC Monaco. Can you tell us a little bit about what led you...

Non-surgical management of actinic keratosis, Bowen’s disease and non-melanoma skin cancer

Non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSCs) are primary cutaneous neoplasms comprising mainly of basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) and squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs). In 2011, 102,628 cases of NMSCs (74% BCC and 23% SCC) were recorded in England, making NMSC the most common...

The day to day running of an aesthetics clinic

With the booming aesthetics industry expected to continue growing at the rate of 10% per year, the move into setting up and running your own aesthetics clinic may seem increasingly tempting. PMFA News’ very own Victoria Smith takes you through...

How I Do It - Approaches to non-surgical face lifting

PDO threads By Martyn King Polydioxanone or poly-p-dioxanone (PDO, PDS) is a colourless, crystalline, biodegradable polymer of multiple repeating ether-ester units and has been used in many disciplines of surgery as subcutaneous and cutaneous stitches for over 30 years. It...

Off-label cosmetic use of botulinum toxin in the lower face

Botulinum toxin A (BoNTA) is commonly used as an off-label cosmetic modality to improve the ageing lower face and neck, and may be used as a single line treatment or in combination with other procedures, such as dermal fillers [1]....

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...

Thread lifting – the fundamentals

"Thread lifting” is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that is becoming increasingly popular internationally [1-3]. Threads are surgical sutures that can be utilised for facial and body contouring and rejuvenation. These sutures can be used for skin rejuvenation as bio-stimulators...

What’s new on the horizon for toxins coming to the market?

With the ever increasing demand for injectable treatments, it is important to keep abreast of new developments in the field. International expert Michael Gold reviews the new toxins due to be hitting the market in the next year. We are...

How I Do It - Mesotherapy in combination with chemical peel

Photo-ageing, pigmentation, acne or rosacea can all have a significant impact on self-confidence and the overall quality of life. BioRePeelCl3 is a patented biphasic technology product based on 35% trichloroacetic acid, which allows safe and effective redermalisation and skin rejuvenation...