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Sun protection is essential to prevent skin cancer and premature ageing

The author gives a brief outline of the key functions of skin with a rationale for why sun care and protection is so important, which is referenced with current guidelines relating to sun exposure and vitamin D. The risks of...

Oral photoprotection

The author presents an insightful review of the benefits of systemic photoprotection through orally ingested nutrients, advocating a need for a greater level of protection against free-radicals. Vitamin C is discussed in relation to its role in immune function, collagen...

Nutraceuticals and skin health

An interesting discussion on the evidence surrounding nutraceuticals. The author describes nutracosmetics to be one of the fastest growing subsections of the nutraceutical industry. A comprehensive analysis of topical and dietary antioxidant protection is conveyed with conclusive evidence to demonstrate...

Melasma treatment – what have we achieved in 42 years?

Melasma is a hyperpigmentation disorder which has been the subject of intense research over the last 40 years. As yet no definitive therapeutic strategy has been demonstrated to eradicate it or to avoid relapse. The author provides an up to...

Sunscreens and their properties for skin protection

A highly relevant discussion on the many facets of photoageing, with a sound overview of different UV rays, supported by clear diagrams showing the penetration depth of different light wavelengths. The composition and some of the myths surrounding physical and...

Effects of ultraviolet radiation on the skin

A comprehensive paper concerning the dermal effects of sun exposure, including strategies which aesthetic nurses can adopt to guide patients in making evidence-based choices in selecting suitable sun protection. The key principles of ultraviolet radiation (UVR), including the immediate and...

Rediscovering the Lost Art of Endonasal Rhinoplasty

The invention of modern rhinoplasty by Joseph transformed our understanding of nasal anatomy and surgery. His endonasal technique soon spread from Europe to the USA and dominated the surgical culture of the 20th century. The excessive removal nasal support structures...

Why I don’t trust the BMA – and why it matters – 24 January 2017

Editors Note: This is a guest blog from Ankush Dhariwal. It is a personal opinion and posting it on the PMFA News website is not an endorsement of the opinions. However, for those working in the NHS, and in the...

Making Decisions and Avoiding Complications in Skin Flaps

Whereas modern readings on reconstructive surgery impress by their high-quality graphic illustrations on heavy glossy paper next to lengthy discussions, this book has a remarkably unpretentious appearance. At first glance it becomes clear that the reader should not expect a...

How I Do It - Facial rejuvenation – treating sun‑damaged skin

It is reasonably easy for the medical professional to underestimate the impact of appearance on a patient’s quality of life. Sun-tanned skin is viewed as healthy and desirable, and overseas vacations offer almost guaranteed sunny days. Paradoxically, prematurely aged skin...

Utility and outcomes of hydroxocobalamin use in smoke inhalation patients

The authors propose to investigate the usefulness of the routine administration of hydroxocobalamin in burns patients who are suspected to have an inhalational component to their injury. Mention is made of the important fact that no previous published literature has...

A comprehensive proforma for maxillo-facial trauma

The authors begin by emphasising the importance of complete medical records in maxillo-facial trauma by pointing to the fact that the records not only provide the necessary clinical information but also provide legal protection of both the patient and the...