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Treatment of rosacea using pulsed dye laser

Rosacea is a common chronic cutaneous inflammatory condition estimated to affect 415 million people worldwide [1]. It characteristically affects the central face and its primary features include flushing, non-transient erythema, telangiectasia and in progressive stages papules and pustules. Secondarily, it...

Choosing a 3D printer for reconstructive surgery

3D printing was first developed in the 1980s, but it wasn’t until the early 2010s that the additive manufacturing or 3D printing technology advanced enough to become available to those outside of specialist laboratories. 3D printing has also begun to...

Laser and light based hair removal

Laser hair removal is a popular, and constantly evolving, treatment. Professor Paolo Bonan and colleagues provide us with a comprehensive overview and some ‘top tips’ for how to make the procedure as safe and effective as possible. Hair removal, also...

Management of keloid and hypertrophic scars

The management of keloid and hypertrophic scars is commonplace in all burns and plastic surgery outpatient clinics, and in this paper the authors review many of the current treatments available for this difficult problem. They start with an introduction about...

First UK doctor dies due to Covid-19

An ear, nose and throat consultant has become the first UK doctor confirmed to have died of coronavirus.

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...

How I Do It - Treating cellulite: TightSculpting

At the Teknon Medical Center, Barcelona, Spain, in the Laser Platform of the Institute of Fotomedicine, we practise laser medicine in dermatology, surgical and gynaecology applications. For unwanted fat removal, we use radiofrequency, cryolipolysis and laser lipolysis. Three years ago...

A suggested management pathway for rhinophyma and benign superficial skin lesions that includes the use of plasma

Rhinophyma is an aesthetic embarrassment to many people. It is the result of sebaceous gland hyperplasia within the skin over the alar cartilages of the nose. It has a familial tendency and in addition to being unsightly it can commonly...

How I Do It - Facial rejuvenation – treating sun‑damaged skin

It is reasonably easy for the medical professional to underestimate the impact of appearance on a patient’s quality of life. Sun-tanned skin is viewed as healthy and desirable, and overseas vacations offer almost guaranteed sunny days. Paradoxically, prematurely aged skin...

Regulation of non-surgical cosmetic interventions

As Paul Harris and Mark Henley discussed in a previous article (see here), certification of cosmetic surgery is being encouraged. Sally Taber, from the JCCP, outlines why non-surgical cosmetic interventions are arguably more urgently in need of effective regulation. Regulation...

How I Do It - Treatment of pigmentation and melasma

Uneven tone and pigmentation disorders are frequent problems that motivate patients to seek help. The gold standard for treating the majority of these hyperpigmentation changes is the use of a picosecond laser, as the effect is predominantly photomechanical and photochemical,...

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...