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A single blinded RCT comparing triamcinolone with 5-FU treatment for keloid scars

This single blinded randomised controlled trial (RCT) compared 43 patients with 50 symptomatic keloids were were randomised to two matched groups of 25 scars, receiving either flurouracil (5-FU) or current first-line treatment, triamcinolone (TAC). The surgeon administering the injectable treatments...

How I Do It - Hyaluronic acid in anti-ageing

Dr Irfan Mian, Cosmetic Physician specialising in non-surgical aesthetic treatments, provides readers with a comprehensive guide to his preferred product and procedure in dealing with ageing skin. The product Hyaluronic acid (HA) or hyaluronan, a glycosaminoglycan, is the main molecule...

The FLIR ONE thermal imager for the assessment of burn wounds

The authors look at a new system called the FLIR ONE thermal imager in the assessment of burn wound depth. This is a small, handheld device with two cameras that can be attached to iOS or android tablets or smartphones....

Management of masseter hypertrophy and bruxism with Botulinum Toxin A

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. The squaring of the lower third of the face can be an...

Teaching students head and neck anatomy through the art of drawing

The link, both historical and contemporary, between art and anatomy is apparent. A recent British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) documentary The Beauty of Anatomy showcased the impressive contributions of artists towards the deeper understanding of anatomy and, by default, surgical practice....

Vascular complications part 2: management

- VIDEO CONTENT AT BOTTOM OF ARTICLE - Vascular complications from the use of soft tissue fillers can be devastating. In the second of a two-part series (click here for Part 1), the authors discuss how to manage these adverse...

NYU Langone Health performs world’s first whole-eye & partial-face transplant

Landmark whole-eye transplant is a major paradigm shift for potential vision therapies.

The use of neuromodulators in the management of TMJ disorders

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) articulates the mandible to the base of the skull. Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) are a group of musculoskeletal syndromes affecting the TMJ and the supporting musculature. The muscles, bony articular surfaces and disc may all be...

How I Do It - Postoperative care following aesthetic breast surgery – augmentation, reduction / mastopexy and augmentation mastopexy

The first aspect of postoperative care is to prevent or pre-empt potential problems; two main concerns are bleeding and infection. Towards the end of the procedure, I always undertake an antiseptic or saline washout before closing and check the blood...

How I Do It - Laser-assisted submental liposuction

The author shares a low risk, minimally invasive procedure that offers excellent aesthetic results. Liposuction of the submental and jowl regions is a low risk outpatient procedure that gives a profound aesthetic result. Since the late 1960s, the techniques have...

How I Do It - Combination treatment of acne vulgaris

Acne vulgaris is a common, globally recognised, chronic condition. According to the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study, acne vulgaris affects approximately 85% of young adults aged 12-25 years [1]. Acne vulgaris is a disease affecting the pilosebaceous unit (PSU)...

Platelet-based aesthetic therapies – to science from fiction

The author provides an overview of the theory behind platelet rich plasma and summarises the published evidence for its use in aesthetic treatments. Platelet-based treatments, commonly referred to collectively as platelet rich plasma (PRP), have been proposed and advocated for...