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How I Do It - Dorsal hand rejuvenation with dermal fillers: anatomical knowledge is essential

A youthful dorsal hand is characterised by a supple, smooth skin texture and contour, with minimal prominence of the dorsal veins. Over time, extrinsic (e.g. sun damage and smoking) and intrinsic (bone remodelling and soft tissue volume changes owing to...

Liquid polycaprolactone collagen stimulator for natural facial anti-ageing

Skin ageing is influenced by genetics, environmental exposure, hormonal changes and metabolic processes. With ageing, the supple skin of youth becomes thinned and flattened, with loss of elasticity and architectural regularity. Atrophy of the extracellular matrix is reflected by the...

In conversation with Frédéric Braccini

We were delighted to catch up with Frédéric Braccini, Facial Plastic Surgeon based in France, about this career highlights and his involvement in the upcoming Corsica Medical Summit. Can you tell us a little bit about what led you into...

Thread veins and varicose veins: medical or aesthetic?

I was recently attending a national aesthetics conference when I got talking to a very well-known opinion leader in the aesthetics world. During the conversation, I was astounded to be asked: “What do you think now that NICE has agreed...

The Linear Bolus Technique and other practical tips for the advanced use of non-traumatic cannulas in aesthetic medicine

Some eight years ago, I read about non-traumatic cannulas in the brochure of a French medical supplies company. I was fascinated by the elegance of these instruments, as they respect the integrity of the tissues by not cutting through them....

Body dysmorphia disorder in the cosmetic clinic: a novel encrypted screening approach

In the following article and case study, the condition of body dysmorphia disorder (BDD) is examined in the context of its pathogenesis and the role of the cosmetic practitioner. BDD is a problem that affects patients on a deeply personal...

Cosmopolitan Magazine Crowns Aerolase Neo Elite Best Facial Laser

One of the world’s best-selling magazines, Cosmopolitan has named Aerolase Neo Elite as the best facial laser in their 2021 Holy Grail beauty awards.

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.

Glow like a queen

Dr Vincent Wong explains why skin health is particularly important when it comes to treating drag queens and how to help them glow. In an era of gender fluidity, facial masculinisation and feminisation treatments are rising in popularity. As we...

How I Do It - Treating the ageing neck with Ellevate™ plus

The ageing and sagging neck cannot always be successfully corrected using standard facelift techniques, even those that include extensive SMAS lift [1]. Adjuncts to treatment can include liposuction, radiofrequency or similar skin tightening procedures, open or closed platysmaplasty, extensive SMAS...

Ultrasound use in non-surgical, aesthetic medicine clinics

The use of ultrasound in hospital settings is widespread, however, while the use in aesthetic clinics is in its infancy, it’s steadily increasing [1]. This rise in popularity is a result of an increased desire for safety and accuracy of...

How our media partners have responded to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed every aspect of our life. As we move forward at this unprecedented time The PMFA Journal is here to help everyone in the fields of plastic & maxillofacial surgery and aesthetic medicine. We have a...