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New IPL technology as treatment for melasma

Background Melasma is an acquired refractory pigmented skin disease. It is a complex multifactorial disorder and its pathogenesis has not yet been fully elucidated. Risk factors include genetic predisposition, sun exposure, stress, medications, and pregnancy. Melasma is divided into three...

Technology for remote working and COVID-19 resources

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered every aspect of how we live, and how healthcare needs to be provided for the welfare of patients and staff. I thought I would try to summarise a few potential technology tools that could be...

Handbook of Cosmetic Science and Technology - Fourth Edition

The Handbook of Cosmetic Science and Technology is the fourth edition of this text that aims to act as a reference for cosmetic skin, hair and nail products, and the theory and research behind their design. It brings together 64...

Efficacy of radiofrequency technology in the treatment of aesthetic indications

The authors present a clear description of the mechanics of how radiofrequency (RF) was initially developed, supported by a detailed overview of some of the more common RF devices, including their mode of action and applications. The authors include a...

Could a technology from the past change skin disinfection for the future?

It wouldn’t be unreasonable to argue that the field of medicine has seen some of the most significant scientific advances of the past 100 years: the cracking of genetic coding, the advances in pharmacology, the development of biopharmaceuticals and the...

How I Do It - Neck rejuvenation using Erbium-Yag laser technology

Individuals with skin laxity and wrinkles around the neck area have, until recently, not had any successful non-invasive treatments available to improve this appearance of ageing around the neck area and upper chest. The Fotona SP Dynamis laser has a...

How I Do It - Non-surgical blepharoplasty using Plasma Elite® technology

What is plasma? Plasma is produced when an electrical energy is charged or overheated, leading to a dissociation of molecular bonds and the production of a plasma arc. The arc delivers energy to the cell membrane, causing sublimation, changing a...

Want to do exciting entrepreneurial research? – ask the space scientists

Advances in medical technology have improved the quality of life for people around the globe and contributed towards a general increase in life expectancy. Much of this can be attributed to a synthesis between the experience of medical professionals and...

Skin with different forms of radio frequency

The authors present a comprehensive and critical discussion of radio frequency technology with detailed descriptions of unipolar, monopolar, bipolar, multipolar as well as fractionated microneedling technologies, supported by some examples of current devices. Critical discussion is provided concerning the literature...