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An overview of chemical peel formulations

This article has been verified for CPD. Click the button below to answer a few short questions and download a form to be included in your CPD folder. Chemical peels continue to be one of the most popular aesthetic treatments....

Improving cosmesis after breast implant removal

Removing breast implants has a profound effect on the patient’s appearance; in this article the authors, both expert breast surgeons, discuss how to optimise the cosmetic result. Removing breast implants has a profound effect on the patient’s appearance and we...

How I Do It - Rejuvenation of the jowls and neck: a combination approach with ‘Radiopeel’

Cutaneous ageing of the jowls and neck gives rise to a combination of multiple symptoms – skin laxity, sagging, wrinkles, dyspigmentation, and textural and volumetric changes to the skin. A single symptom can often be dealt with by a single...

How I Do It - Body contouring - PAL-HD liposculpture in men and women

Both men and women seek to improve their physical appearance, contour their figure, and achieve results that cannot be always be obtained solely with diet and exercise. Therefore, liposuction is one of the most popular aesthetic procedures. Power-assisted liposuction (PAL)...

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...

How I Do It - Anti-ageing focus: Combination therapy for treating the ageing neck

The neck, decolletage and hands used to be the forgotten areas but with advancements in technology and homecare we can now treat these areas with little downtime and efficacious results. Most patients who visit me for a neck consultation will...

How I Do It - Buttock augmentation

Buttock augmentation is a popular treatment in high demand in South America. As in all aesthetic treatments, gluteal enhancement is not free from risks. Practitioners looking to expand into the gluteal area should know the gluteal anatomy, and they also...

A Reaction to the ‘Keogh Report’

In April 2013, the British Government’s report on regulation and safety issues in the cosmetic surgery sector was produced, authored by NHS Medical Director Prof Sir Bruce Keogh. The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the British Association of...

Combination therapy for PIH in skin of colour

Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is very common in skin of colour with up to 65% of African, Hispanic, and Asian populations experiencing symptoms from acne and up to 90% of patients experiencing symptoms from pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB) [1,2]. PIH can be...

To use or not to use: absorbable sutures for facial wounds

This systematic literature review looked at studies comparing facial skin closure with absorable versus non-absorbable sutures. Studies not published in English, or looking at areas other than the head and neck, and studies focused on suture technique rather than material...

Online connections in a post-COVID world

Looking back at the pandemic, it has brought us unexpected friendships. The lack of direct interpersonal communication, meetings, parties and hugs increased the role of digital sources of contact which used to play a less important role in our lives....

Perceptions and deceptions: a personal blog by the editor 4 July 2016

I would like to take this opportunity to share a blog with Chris Day and the other junior doctors to talk about ‘whistle blowing’ and what it means. Typically, it refers to people who “speak out of turn”, “wash the...