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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...

5 Reasons why before & after photos are everything in any aesthetics business

Images have a heavy weight across online platforms and it’s no different for aesthetics businesses. You can have years of experience, certificates of the most prestigious courses, the latest equipment and high-quality products but none of them will be as...

Photoshopping the face: simulated outcomes of orthofacial surgery

Corrective facial surgeries are highly elective procedures. Outcomes depend largely on the nature of the surgery performed (requiring an in-depth knowledge of surgical techniques and anticipated soft tissue changes) and should be predictable in terms of risk and outcomes, in...

Real-world use of telemedicine – a picture is worth a thousand words

Recent advances in mobile phone camera technology and app software design have allowed photos of patients and their wounds to be sent from any smartphone to a secure NHS database, which can then be accessed by the relevant clinician with...

ENT UK British Society of Facial Plastic Surgery (BSFPS) Conference 2021

The British Society of Facial Plastic Surgery (BSFPS) Annual Meeting was held at the Hilton Grosvenor Hotel, Glasgow on 22-23 October 2021. Mr Natarajan Balaji hosted the meeting, with a face-to-face attendance of 101 delegates across both days from the...

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...

Oral photoprotection

The author presents an insightful review of the benefits of systemic photoprotection through orally ingested nutrients, advocating a need for a greater level of protection against free-radicals. Vitamin C is discussed in relation to its role in immune function, collagen...

Aesthetics Awards 2014

This year’s much awaited event was held at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel at the start of December. A total of 21 winners were selected from 145 finalists and presented with their awards in front of an audience of 500...

Atlas of Operative Craniofacial Surgery

This book is an absolute must-have technical guide for aspiring, craniofacial surgical trainees. Comprehensively written with over 1400 intraoperative photos and easy access to a library of videos. This is an essential atlas for your collection. A wide array of...

Cutting it fine online: social media and reputation management on the web

Social media is an amazing tool which, in its finest form, can be utilised to heighten your profile, increase brand awareness, promote your services, and fruitfully interact with colleagues, patients and the public. It is important, however, to remember that...

Laser and light-based treatments for pigmented lesions

The authors detail the types of lasers and light-based devices that can be used in the treatment of epidermal and dermal pigmentations. Skin colour differences have, for centuries, been associated with the economic, political and social status of a person;...