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How I Do It - Treating skin flaccidity with the Fotona V-SMOOTH protocol

Unwanted fat, cellulite and flaccidity are three of the top reasons for consultation in aesthetic medicine in relation to body contouring. After the age of 30, the production of collagen and elastin decreases, so our skin starts to loose firmness...

Success rates of primary and revision transcanalicular DCR surgery

Transcanalicular laser dacro cysto rhinostomy (DCR) is a relatively rare procedure compared to more conventional external or endonasal techniques. In this article the authors examine the outcomes of revision surgery following failed transcanalicular diode laser DCR (TCDL DCR), comparing a...

Non-ablative Er:YAG-laser treatment of female patterned hair loss

Female patterned hair loss (FPHL) is the most common hair loss disorder in women. Initial symptoms may lead to progressive hair loss [1]. FPHL has emerged as the preferred term for androgenetic alopecia (AGA) in women due to the uncertain...

How I Do It - Laser-assisted submental liposuction

The author shares a low risk, minimally invasive procedure that offers excellent aesthetic results. Liposuction of the submental and jowl regions is a low risk outpatient procedure that gives a profound aesthetic result. Since the late 1960s, the techniques have...

How I Do It - Dorsal hand rejuvenation with dermal fillers: anatomical knowledge is essential

A youthful dorsal hand is characterised by a supple, smooth skin texture and contour, with minimal prominence of the dorsal veins. Over time, extrinsic (e.g. sun damage and smoking) and intrinsic (bone remodelling and soft tissue volume changes owing to...

How I Do It - Laser hair removal: an overview

Laser hair removal is the most performed aesthetic procedure worldwide, with a continuous and increasing demand over the last two decades. It was introduced to the market in the early 1990s and several million procedures have been performed since then....

In conversation with Henry Chan

We spoke with Dr Henry Chan, 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 the...

How I Do It - Lip augmentation: new rejuvenation with Er:YAG and Nd:YAG laser

Lip augmentation has become progressively popular in recent years, reflecting cultural trends in youth and beauty. Research suggests that the ‘ideal lip’ should have the following characteristics: fullness and volume, correct balance between the upper and lower lips, and a...

How I Do It - Anti-ageing focus: Effectively treating vascular and pigmented lesions with no associated downtime

More patients are demanding treatments that require little to no downtime and that have very little noticeable side-effects. It is understandable why patient seek this from a non-surgical aesthetic treatment; however, it can be particularly challenging when looking to treat...

Cryolipolysis: a review of published clinical data

Definition: Cryolipolysis is derived from the greek language, describing ‘cold’ and ‘fat breakdown’. History The actual phenomenon of cold induced adipocyte necrosis was originally described by Epstein et al. in 1970 who had reported the presence of a “red indurated...

How I Do It - Scar treatment with sequential combination of short full beam and photo-acoustic fractional 1064nm QS laser

Wound healing takes place by two distinct mechanisms. The first involves cellular proliferation and migration resulting in regeneration. This occurs in the epidermis and leaves no scarring. The dermis is a collagen-rich connective tissue and when this is damaged the...

How I Do It - Vaginal rejuvenation - CO2 laser therapy

Women with menopausal symptoms, as well as postnatally, are looking for additional methods as alternatives to traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT), local oestrogens or topical creams and lubricants, since only 34% comply with their prescribed therapy. Women report an impairment...