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A Eulogy for James Partridge

James Partridge died on 16 August 2020. He was a truly remarkable person and I would like to share my sadness at his passing and why I held him in such high personal esteem. We started life just a few...

Facial Surgery - Plastic and Reconstructive

This two-volume textbook is presented well both outside and in. The editors and the contributors represent a collection of various specialties involved in aesthetic and reconstructive facial surgery. The focus of the book is stated clearly – to promote the...

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of the East Asian Face

One can think of very few communities to which the East Asian diaspora has not migrated over the course of the last few centuries. Thus, even northern European surgeons such as myself are regularly faced with aesthetic challenges pertaining to...

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...

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 - Approaches to acne treatment: Nd:YAG laser

Acne is common among individuals who experience a condition of hyperactive pilosebaceous units (precipitation and mobility of keratinocytes). A specific T-cell mediated inflammatory response is the initiating event in acne pathogenesis, followed by comedone formation. The mechanism of inflammation is...

How I Do It - Body contouring: a combined, non-invasive protocol

Non-invasive body contouring has become one of the fastest-growing areas of aesthetic medicine today. There are many approaches to reducing body fat tissue and improving skin laxity, such as cryolipolysis, high-intensity focused ultrasound, radiofrequency, and a variety of laser therapies....

How I Do It - Treating melasma and PIH

Melasma and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) are among the most common skin disorders in society with prevalence of up to 50% in some populations. Melasma is more prevalent among females and also among those with darker skin types III–V on the...

SkinCeuticals announce a formal partnership in the form of their second Advanced Clinic Centre

Having collaborated with leading Medical Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner, Sarah White, for a number of years, SkinCeuticals is delighted to announce a formal partnership in the form of their second Advanced Clinic Centre.

In conversation with Afshin Mosahebi

We were delighted to catch up with Professor Afshin Mosahebi, renowned Plastic Surgeon at UCL, about his career and the new Masters of Surgery (MS) in Aesthetics and Minimally-Invasive Aesthetics. Can you tell us a little bit about what led...

Rhoton’s Atlas of Head, Neck, and Brain

Rhoton’s Atlas of Head, Neck ,and Brain is an all-encompassing anatomical atlas of the head and neck, ideal for surgeons, anatomists and students. The book is a collaboration amongst a group of neurosurgeons and anatomists, and it features an extensive...

How I Do It - Adipocytolysis

Why is there an interest in adipocytolysis? Sub-mental hypertrophic adiposity and jowling of the lower face are frequently the result of ageing and weight gain but there is also a genetic component [1]. Scientific background on injectable adipocytolysis products Several...