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COVID-19: a threat or a warning?

Soon the public health implications of COVID-19 will be clearer. In Hong Kong, life has changed so much these past six months. The riots, the protests, the arson, the anarchy. And now nature shows what she can do.

The origin of the Children’s Burns Club

Burn injuries can affect any of us or our families at any time. A momentary lapse in attention can lead to a lifetime of scarring. Whilst any individual member of a family group can be physically scarred, all the family...

Modern laser-assisted acne therapy in practice

Laser and light-based technologies have expanded the therapeutic arsenal for acne, and can improve the skin appearance of inflammatory acne and scarring in a short time, which increases patient compliance and satisfaction. Acne is an inflammatory dermatosis in which pathophysiological...

Complications and long-term patient satisfaction after endoscopic brow lift

The authors present the results of a study of recovery, complications and overall satisfaction of patients with endoscopic brow lift with or without concurrent rhytidectomy made by a single surgeon. The study was performed through a telephonic interview using a...

An update on alopecia treatment options

In this paper the authors make a thorough review of the different medical and surgical options for the treatment of androgenic alopecia. Combined therapy with oral finasteride and topical minoxidil continue to be the mainstay for medical treatment. Follicular unit...

Fractional laser treatment for medical skin diseases

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Laser tattoo removal: results and issues

The term tattoo indicates both the technique for pictorial decoration on a person’s body [1], and the decoration produced by such a technique. Studies show that in the United States around 5-6% of the general population, 13% of adolescents, 19-35%...

The efficacy of polynucleotide injections in aesthetic medicine: a review

Polynucleotide (PN) injections have gained significant attention in aesthetic medicine due to their beneficial effects on the skin, hair, and other tissues. This review explores the current evidence supporting the use of PN injections for various aesthetic concerns. Introduction Aesthetic...

A possible role for adipose tissue-derived stem cells in modulation of keloid scarring

Keloid scarring remains a challenging clinical problem due to both resistance to treatment as well as high rates of recurrence. Research into possible treatments is also hindered by keloid scarring being a uniquely human phenomenon. Recent evidence supports a role...

How I Do It - High-energy acne scar treatment with a fractional Q-switched Nd:YAG laser

Acne vulgaris is one of the most common skin diseases, affecting one out of two people in their lifetimes. About 80% of people between the ages of 11 and 30 suffer from acne, of which many will further experience some...

Cosmetic labiaplasty – basic relevant anatomy and surgical considerations

Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Ewa Majdak-Paredes, explores the increasing demand for labiaplasty and the surgical techniques to obtain the best outcome for patients. It is recognised that there is an increasing demand for labiaplasty procedures including amongst teenagers. Genital dimensions in...

The confidence killer: 97% of young adults believe they would be more confident if it weren’t for their skin condition

New research by Typharm, an innovative UK life sciences company producing a range of prescription-only skin therapies including evidence-backed medicated...