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Skin antisepsis and the prevention of infection: where tradition, science and guidelines collide

“…the quality of the studies was not good enough for the committee to make a strong recommendation for the choice of antiseptic preparation.” NICE Guidelines NG125 Skin preparation before an invasive procedure is a part of all surgical procedures and...

OPINION – Cosmetic surgery: a difficult reality with a simple solution

On 1 September 2022, an Independent Review released its long-awaited Report into Cosmetic Surgery in Australia [1]. Its key recommendation reflected the sentiment of our new, peer-reviewed, paper in the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery entitled ‘Cosmetic Surgery Regulation in...

BAS (British Association of Sclerotherapists) 2019 Conference

Report by Hilary Furber, BAS Operations Manager. An enthusiastic group of over 80 surgeons, doctors and nurses gathered in May at the magnificent lakeside Eton Dorney Conference Centre near Windsor for the British Association of Sclerotherapists’ (BAS) 2019 Conference. This...

In conversation with Anna Baker

The PMFA Journal team were delighted to chat to Anna Baker, Aesthetic Nurse Prescriber, about the importance of continuing professional development (CPD) for those in the field of aesthetic medicine. What do you think is the purpose of CPD? The...

FACE 2015

This was undoubtedly the biggest and most prestigious UK conference of the year. The international mix of both delegates and presenters brought together knowledge, skill and allowed us to experience a jam-packed agenda covering all aspects of aesthetic medicine. The...

The day to day running of an aesthetics clinic

With the booming aesthetics industry expected to continue growing at the rate of 10% per year, the move into setting up and running your own aesthetics clinic may seem increasingly tempting. PMFA News’ very own Victoria Smith takes you through...

In conversation with Dr Uliana Gout

We recently caught up with Dr Uliana Gout, re-elected President of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM), about the College’s 20th anniversary year, its plans for 2022 and how it has supported members throughout the pandemic. Are you enjoying...

Exploration of more effective neurorrhaphy in facial nerve reconstruction

This study was laboratory based and focused on different types of end-to-side neurorraphy, and their effects on treating partial facial paralysis. The ultimate aim of this study was to determine which end-to-side neurorraphy produced the greatest axonal growth across the...

Using autologous blood to reduce post-operative infections

The removal of impacted wisdom teeth is a commonly carried out surgical procedure in maxillofacial surgery. Apart from the usual complications of postoperative bleeding and wound infection, the most painful one is alveolar osteitis. This is mainly dependent on retaining...

Bone augmentation for dental implant surgery

Crawford Gray, Dental Implant Clinician in Aberdeen, demonstrates how the development of grafting materials and techniques has allowed an improved aesthetic outcome from dental implant surgery. The provision of dental implants has become an accepted part of patient care, encompassing...

BCAM responds to the recent BBC news story regarding the seizure of unlicensed dermal fillers and suspected illegally traded botulinum toxin

The British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM) continues to push for regulation in Aesthetic Medicine to protect patients from the risk of dangerous unlicensed products and procedures...

In conversation with Dr Emanuele Bartoletti (2020)

We were delighted to catch up with Dr Emanuele Bartoletti, President of Società Italiana di Medicina Estetica (SIME) about his background, the society and the challenges of COVID-19. Dr Emanuele Bartoletti. You have been involved in plastic surgery and aesthetic...