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Oral minoxidil: innovations in hair loss

Causes With a wide range of causes, it’s often the uncertainty of why hair loss has happened which leaves people feeling that there isn’t a route out of the problem. On average we shed between 50-100 hairs a day and...

Platelet rich plasma

Claudia McGloin provides an overview of this misunderstood procedure. Platelet rich plasma treatment is commonly known as PRP, Dracula Therapy, Vampire Facial / Facelift, S3, Self-Stimulated Serum, Liquid Gold or Vampire Therapy. Platelet rich plasma has been around for a...

Non-surgical lip enhancement: systematic preoperative assessment

Detailed knowledge of the anatomy is important prior to any surgical or non-surgical intervention in this complex area. Dr Samizadeh takes us through her pre-procedure analysis. The most frequent location for faciaaestheticl volumising procedures is reported to be the lips...

How I Do It - Body contouring - PAL-HD liposculpture in men and women

Both men and women seek to improve their physical appearance, contour their figure, and achieve results that cannot be always be obtained solely with diet and exercise. Therefore, liposuction is one of the most popular aesthetic procedures. Power-assisted liposuction (PAL)...

Enhance your patient experience with Préime DermaFacial

Sinclair is proud to introduce to the aesthetic market Préime DemaFacial: the world’s most advanced aesthetic facial device. Préime DermaFacial is a smart skin management platform, combining 5 technologies in one device offering personalized and limitless combination treatments.

Perceptions and Deceptions a personal blog by the editor 9 June 2016

Distractions! I am getting behind my timetable for the on-going story. So let me press on. I shall only comment at the outset that with regard to the Junior Doctors Contract issue in the UK, I do think the government...

Gross Negligence Manslaughter in Healthcare: The medico-legal dilemma (part 15) – Duty of Care

Just to recap; I have been looking at the Reasons for Sentence in the case of HKSAR and Kwan Hau chi, Vanessa. The verdict had been declared: “guilty”. Now, on 4 October 2021, the Hon D’Almada Remedios J is going to present her review of the case and the factors she has taken into account when deciding the sentence. I am referring to an official document which is in the public domain. The case reference is HCCC 200/2018. It is a shameful document, but we must all share in that shame.

Acid attacks: part 1

In the first of a two-part series, Andrew Burd takes us through the background to the development of his protocol for the acute management of chemical assault burns (see Part 2 here). I have maintained a long-term interest in how...

Lipofilling for scar improvement

Since Coleman et al. in 1991 reported on lipofilling, numerous applications have been reported; these include but are not limited to contour restoration, lip augmentation and wrinkle therapy. There have also been some one-off reports of improvements in scars following...

OPINION - Influencers affect us all: but are they as good as we think?

Recently I was approached by the son of a 75-year-old lady for a second opinion on a large fungating malignant melanoma on the outer lateral aspect of her left thigh. She had noticed an enlarging 50p size pigmented lesion just...

UKAAPS 5th Annual Meeting

UKAAPS surges on into 2020 BY PROFESSOR JAMES FRAME, THE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY From its conception at The Reform Club, St James Place, London in 2010, UKAAPS has steadily progressed from a small cohort of NHS and...

How I Do It - The True Lift Technique™: facial ligament retightening, an anatomical approach

Facial ageing is a complex process which is multifactorial, involving loss of bony support, elongation of the facial ligaments, displacement of fat compartments, attenuation of the superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS) layer and thinning of subcutaneous and dermal tissue. This...