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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...

Facial veins – diagnosis and treatment options

Facial veins can be treated with a wide range of aesthetic and surgical procedures. Victoria Smith and Professor Mark Whiteley, both experts in the area, provide a comprehensive overview of diagnosis and the different treatment options available. Patients with unwanted...

Handy Solutions

Very few people, if any, enjoy the ravages associated with the ageing process. Apoptosis (programmed cell death) occurs throughout life, but for some unknown reason (possibly associated with epigenetics) cellular replacement and therefore matrix volume decreases. The result is that...

Successful nose replantation

This case report describes a superb result following the delayed replantation (after eight hours) of the distal right nostril following a dog bite. The patient was a heavy smoker. Two arteries and two veins were anastomosed, one measuring 0.6mm and...

BAS (British Association of Sclerotherapists) 2019 Conference

Report by Hilary Furber, BAS Operations Manager. An enthusiastic group of over 80 surgeons, doctors and nurses gathered in May at the magnificent lakeside Eton Dorney Conference Centre near Windsor for the British Association of Sclerotherapists’ (BAS) 2019 Conference. This...

Is sclerotherapy useful for cherry angiomas?

Cherry angiomas are common, often proving to be an irritation for patients as they tend to be deemed cosmetically unattractive, particularly if large numbers start to develop. This is a common condition I see at my clinic so I am...

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...

Hand rejuvenation with injectable fillers

The author, an internationally recognised aesthetic dermatologist and Faculty Member for this year’s 5CC meeting in Barcelona, provides an expert guide to the use of injectable fillers in hand rejuvenation. Ageing of the hands can result in discrepancy between a...

Multiple free flaps for head and neck cancer

Most patients with advanced head and neck cancers now undergo microvascular free flap reconstruction. This is mainly as flaps facilitate complete tumour and margin removal by providing reliable wound coverage and better restoration of form and function. However, despite this,...

Fat grafting the buttock: facts and myths

Following the widely reported death of a British patient undergoing the procedure, can there be a place for the ‘Brazilian Butt Lift’ in plastic surgery? Professor James Frame takes a look at this controversial topic.

Temple filler: an unusual complication

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. Hollowing of the temples is one the earliest signs of ageing, creating...

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...