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Basic principles of bioengineering and regeneration

The ability to create de novo tissue to replace that removed from patients during surgery is a relatively recent advance. However, this is a fast-moving field and one which surgeons must be aware of from practical, ethical and scientific viewpoints....

Biorevitalisation and dermal regeneration

The author provides a detailed review of the available evidence regarding the concept of biorevitalisation. A detailed discussion of injectable ingredients used to rejuvenate the skin is explored, with an overview of the history of hyaluronic acid along with a...

Fat Injection from Filling to Regeneration, Second Edition

This is an incredible multi-author book which gives the most comprehensive account of the use of fat as a biological material for soft tissue augmentation and regenerative medicine. After a brief introduction and a description of the evolution of fat...

The role of angiogenesis in wound healing, scarring and tissue regeneration

In the UK alone there are 175,000 people who visit Accident & Emergency departments with burns each year. This results in around 13,000 hospital admissions, of which 1000 are due to severe burns [1]. Over half of these admissions are...

Regenerative Medicine in Aesthetic Treatments: Stem cells, Stromal Vascular Fraction, Platelet Rich Plasma and Platelet Rich Fibrin

This book is a thoroughly informative and enjoyable read. The demand for integrative and regenerative medicine is rocketing and this book is a fantastic introduction to the subject. It is comprehensive yet a fairly comfortable read, easy to navigate and...

A review on contemporary options for facial reanimation

This paper is an up-to-date review on surgical and non-surgical options for the treatment of facial paralysis. The authors thoroughly describe recent techniques, like the masseter-to-facial nerve transfer, explaining the advantages over other more popular transfer techniques like the hypoglossal-to-facial...

DermaFocus introduces the First Polynucleotide and Hyaluronic Acid Combination Product to the UK

The UK’s leading polynucleotide distributor DermaFocus has added an innovative new product to its portfolio to complement its existing regenerative range.

History of fat grafting

Fat grafting was first described in 1893 by Gustav Neuber, who transplanted adipose tissue from the arm to the orbit to correct depressed scars resulting from osteomyelitis. In 1895, Czerny reported excising a lipoma and grafting it into a breast...

Using growth factors in skincare protocols to elevate patient results

All patients embarking on an aesthetic journey should be introduced to the importance of skin and why a healthy skin canvas is fundamental in producing the best possible surgical and non-surgical results. Investing in a carefully curated skincare regime can...

Stem cells in reconstructive surgery: a bright but cautious future

Regenerative medicine using stem cell technology is slowly becoming a reality in routine clinical practice especially in the field of tissue regeneration [1]. It is therefore not surprising that stem cell technology is starting to be of interest in reconstructive...

A review of plasma medicine

The author investigates the efficacy and tolerability of plasma treatments and asks what the future might hold in this field. Plasma medicine, a new and revolutionary technology to aesthetics, utilises the physical process of sublimation for therapeutic purposes. Non-surgical clinical...

Exosomes: everything you always wanted to know and questions to ask your exosome provider

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. What are exosomes? Exosomes are just one subset of extracellular vesicles (EVs),...