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How I Do It - Nose reshaping using advanced fillers

Nose reshaping, often inappropriately referred to as the ‘non-surgical rhinoplasty’, is one of the procedures where good outcomes are more difficult to achieve when using dermal fillers alone. The alternative has usually been to perform a conventional surgical rhinoplasty and...

Focus on Plasma: Total rejuvenation of the face with plasma device

The use of plasma energy is a new concept in anti-ageing and aesthetic medicine. Since it has been introduced in the aesthetic field, many studies have been conducted to try and understand the effects on collagen synthesis which may explain...

Plastic Surgery Volume 2: Aesthetic Surgery

All aspects of aesthetic plastic surgery (excepting breast) are covered in this volume beginning with chapters on the management of the aesthetic patient and the principles and practice of non-surgical facial rejuvenation including the use of Botulinum toxins, fillers and...

Treating individuals who identify as transgender

An interesting oversight of a specialised area of aesthetic medicine concerning hair removal for male-to-female transgender individuals. The author discusses the definition of ‘transgender’ with reference to The Gender Identity Research and Education Society, to guide aesthetic nurses to this...

Perceptions and Deceptions a personal blog by the editor 15 June 2016

It is recorded that Dr James Hwang arrived at 15:40 and commenced cardiac massage. I wonder why? Of course, the ‘non-essential equipment’ included a cardiac monitor. So no help there. Palpating a pulse in a patient who is convulsing (still)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Focus on Cosmeceuticals: Skin anatomy and photoageing

Skin anatomy The skin of the face provides crucial functions of temperature regulation, reparative functions following injury, facial expression, protective mechanisms against infection and ultraviolet radiation, as well as sensory perception. The integument consists of two principle layers, the epidermis...