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How I Do It - Non-surgical skin cancer treatment: topical photodynamic therapy

The incidence of skin cancer is rising exponentially in the UK; in particular non-melanoma skin cancer, yet the current statistical data surrounding exact figures is thought to be underestimated. Topical photodynamic therapy (PDT) provides a non-invasive, safe and efficacious modality...

How I Do It - Non-surgical approach to facial palsy – a preliminary case report

In October 2013, a female patient presented for an initial consultation. She had a past medical history of left lower seventh (facial) nerve palsy following excision of left benign parotid adenoma in 2002. This had been treated over the years,...

How I Do It - Non-surgical approach to facial ptosis – the PDO barbed absorbable thread 5-point facelift

Polydioxanone (PDO) threads summary: Colourless, crystalline, biodegradable synthetic polymer Monofilament Biodegradation by hydrolysis Mainly urine excretion Absorption rate 180 days Breaking strength 53% at 42 days Long established safety record in general surgery as a suture material (PDS II Ethicon)...

Non-surgical management of actinic keratosis, Bowen’s disease and non-melanoma skin cancer

Non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSCs) are primary cutaneous neoplasms comprising mainly of basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) and squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs). In 2011, 102,628 cases of NMSCs (74% BCC and 23% SCC) were recorded in England, making NMSC the most common...

When does a non-surgical procedure fall within the scope of CQC registration? An update on cogged PDO thread lifts

In December 2018 the CQC ruled that any healthcare professional performing thread lifting now has to meet its full requirements for surgical procedures. Dr Bea Brookes takes a look at the decision. Non-surgical thread lift with dissolving threads has been...

How to establish a successful practice in aesthetic medicine

It is no secret that today’s aesthetic patients tend to seek non-invasive, non-surgical solutions as opposed to invasive treatments. According to the latest statistics published by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (www.surgery.org), there were over 11 million surgical...

Eurasian Non-Surgical Days 2022