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How I Do It - FracRevive - holistic skin rejuvenation with a combination of full beam and fractional Q-switched Nd:YAG laser

With increasing demand on efficient skin rejuvenation treatment associated with zero to minimum downtime, a two-step FracRevive laser rejuvenation with both full beam and factional Q-switched Nd:YAG laser has been designed by Fotona using the Starwalker system. Starwalker’s unique pulse...

Are you ready to discover new areas of learning and opportunities at Dubai Derma 2023?

The Dubai World Dermatology and Laser Conference and Exhibition – Dubai Derma, the largest scientific skincare gathering in the Middle East, Africa, and beyond, will return for its 22nd edition from 1 -3 March 2023 at Dubai World Trade Centre in the United Arab Emirates.

How I Do It - Laser hair removal: focus on lighter hair

Variable square pulse (VSP) Nd:YAG laser devices are ideally positioned among all available laser sources for hair removal. This is due to the fact that the Nd:YAG wavelength (1064nm) penetrates deeply into the skin. It is strongly absorbed in melanin...

Focus on Plasma: The application of plasma devices in aesthetic medicine

AESTHETIC FOCUS Plasma: An ionised gas consisting of positive ions and free electrons in proportions resulting in more or less no overall electric charge, typically at low pressures (as in the upper atmosphere and in fluorescent lamps) or at very...

Using erythema-directed digital photography in patients with rosacea

The authors, from the University of Catania in Italy, discuss the promise that erythema-directed digital photography is showing in the clinical evaluation and targeted treatment of rosacea. Rosacea is a common chronic inflammatory facial condition that can lead to significant...

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...

How our media partners have responded to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed every aspect of our life. As we move forward at this unprecedented time The PMFA Journal is here to help everyone in the fields of plastic & maxillofacial surgery and aesthetic medicine. We have a...

Facial palsy: What do patients and healthcare care about?

The article describes the process for establishing a collaborative research agenda to address gaps in understanding of the diagnosis, treatment management of facial palsy. A Delphi technique was used in order to establish a facial palsy research agenda. In round...

Submental island flap to reconstruct the lower lip

The lips are necessary for oral competence, cosmesis, speech and feeding. Non melanoma cancers can affect the lips, and the lower lips are about 80% more likely to be affected. A large number of these cancers are squamous cell carcinomas....

Complex auricular reconstruction using a 3D printer

The authors of this paper present a new technique for complex auricular reconstruction in a patient with a previous squamous cell carcinoma of the scalp, parotid and neck treated by surgery and postoperative radiotherapy. The patient presented a depression on...

Fundamentals for Cosmetic Practice

This is an excellent book for people who are just entering into cosmetic medicine or those who may need a refresher, as it contains clear concise information on botulinum toxins and dermal fillers. The book provides an introduction to botulism...