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How I Do It - Skin tightening: Fotona 4D protocol

Skin tightening, especially on the face, is currently one of the most common aesthetic procedures. There are many approaches to facial skin tightening, many of them executed with various energy-based devices, such as lasers, radiofrequency and ultrasound devices, all of...

Facial veins – diagnosis and treatment options

Facial veins can be treated with a wide range of aesthetic and surgical procedures. Victoria Smith and Professor Mark Whiteley, both experts in the area, provide a comprehensive overview of diagnosis and the different treatment options available. Patients with unwanted...

In conversation with Klaus Fritz

We spoke with Dr Klaus Fritz, a board member with 5CC, about his career in dermatology and 5CC’s upcoming congress in Barcelona. Can you tell us a little bit about what led you into the field of dermatology, and what...

The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Dr. Giacomo Colletti, Laserplast, and Candela Medical Collaborate to Provide Pro Bono Laser and Ultrasound Treatments

In conversation with Firas Al-Niaimi

We were delighted to catch up with Dr Firas Al-Niaimi about his career. You are internationally recognised in the fields of Mohs surgery, lasers and dermatology – can you tell us a little bit about your background? I grew up...

Modern laser-assisted acne therapy in practice

Laser and light-based technologies have expanded the therapeutic arsenal for acne, and can improve the skin appearance of inflammatory acne and scarring in a short time, which increases patient compliance and satisfaction. Acne is an inflammatory dermatosis in which pathophysiological...

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...

In conversation with Dr Michael H Gold (2018)

The PMFA Journal team were delighted to chat to Dr Michael H Gold, President of the 9th 5CC Congress, about this year’s meeting. Dr Michael H Gold. What is the theme or focus of the 2018 congress? The 5CC meeting...

CO2 laser treatment of rhinophyma

This article has been verified for CPD. Click the button below to answer a few short questions and download a form to be included in your CPD folder. The authors describe their technique and experience of treating rhinophymas with a...

In conversation with Paul M Friedman

We spoke with Dr Paul M Friedman, President of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS), about his career and the society’s plans for this year. Can you tell us a little bit about what led you into...

Skin grafts vs local flaps in reconstruction of nasal defects

Nasal defects commonly are a result of removal of skin lesions. Cosmetic outcomes of local flap reconstructions are commonly accepted to be superior in comparison to skin grafts. However, local flap reconstructions require more adjunctive procedures than single-stage operations based...

How I Do It - Treating multiple skin concerns with less down-time

As a speciality, we are constantly striving to achieve better results with less risk and down-time. It is not unusual for us to see patients who want to treat multiple skin concerns such as acne scarring, pigmentation, laxity and rhytids...