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How I Do It - Treating acne and acne scarring in all skin types

I use the Aerolase Neo Elite, which is a 650 microsecond, 1064 NdYag laser, to treat inflammatory acne, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, post-inflammatory erythema, and rolling acne scars in skin types I-VI. This laser has revolutionised the way I treat acne in...

How I Do It - Body contouring: a combined, non-invasive protocol

Non-invasive body contouring has become one of the fastest-growing areas of aesthetic medicine today. There are many approaches to reducing body fat tissue and improving skin laxity, such as cryolipolysis, high-intensity focused ultrasound, radiofrequency, and a variety of laser therapies....

Melasma treatment – what have we achieved in 42 years?

Melasma is a hyperpigmentation disorder which has been the subject of intense research over the last 40 years. As yet no definitive therapeutic strategy has been demonstrated to eradicate it or to avoid relapse. The author provides an up to...

Xanthelasma

Although the lesion known as Xanthelasma was first described by Addison and Gall in 1851 [1] it was recorded some 300 years previously in the famous painting of the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. In this painting, Leonardo da...

In conversation with Dr Suzan Obagi

We caught up with famous cosmetic dermatologist Dr Suzan Obagi following her visit to the UK this summer. Dr Suzan Obagi You are one of the foremost cosmetic surgeons / dermatologists in the United States – can you tell us...

Treatment of striae utilising the Frax 1550™ on the Nordlys™ System

Striae distensae, or stretch marks, are a common dermatologic condition caused by excessive mechanical stretching of the skin with damage to dermal elastic fibres [1]. The lesions are arranged perpendicular to the direction of skin tension. Striae are often associated...

A new treatment for genitourinary syndrome of menopause

Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) [1] is defined as a collection of symptoms and signs mainly associated with the progressive decrease in oestrogen levels. The lack of hormones, usually produced by the ovaries in fertile age, may lead to genital...

In conversation with Vishal Madan, BMLA President

Vishal Madan is the President of the British Medical Laser Association. He spoke to Christopher Henson at the BMLA’s annual conference in Edinburgh about the event’s take home message, dermatological aestheticism and the potential for a multidisciplinary approach. What was...

OPINION - Impact of the Paterson Inquiry on the cosmetic and aesthetics sector

On 15 December 2022, The Department of Health and Social Care published the ‘Government response to the independent inquiry report into the issues raised by former surgeon Ian Paterson: 12-month implementation progress update’. The reference documents (which apply to England)...

How I Do It - Combination treatment of acne vulgaris

Acne vulgaris is a common, globally recognised, chronic condition. According to the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study, acne vulgaris affects approximately 85% of young adults aged 12-25 years [1]. Acne vulgaris is a disease affecting the pilosebaceous unit (PSU)...

Lower facial rejuvenation

The author outlines the anatomical changes of the lower face in meticulous detail, supported by current literature, and accurately describes the senescent skeletal and deep fat compartment changes of the mid face and how these can impact on the presentation...

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...