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Plasma in aesthetic medicine: benefits and considerations

Plasma is a resurfacing method that ‘uses plasma energy to create a thermal effect on the skin’ (Foster et al, 2008). This method differs from lasers, as it does not depend on chromophores or...

An insight into laser tattoo removal: reasoning, methods and limitations

Although the popularity of tattoos is on the rise, many people desire tattoo removal and, often, they are in a hurry to do so for various personal, social or occupational reasons (Aurangabadkar,...

A holistic approach to injectable skinboosters

‘Healthy skin is a reflection of overall wellness’ .

Ethics in aesthetics: social media

Previously, plastic and aesthetic surgery procedures were largely associated with the ageing face and a patient population over the age of 40 years. However, social media has encouraged what has been...

Responsible prescribing for cosmetic procedures

In line with several professional statutory regulators—the GMC, the GDC and (in accordance with guidance set down by) the RPS—the JCCP and the CPSA have set down their decision not to endorse or...

The role of body image in appearance-related cosmetic procedures

Body image may be best understood as a multidimensional mental process focused on one's physical appearance (Cash and Henry, 1995). Body dissatisfaction—a discrepancy between one's appearance ‘ideal’...

The role of liraglutide in the management of obesity

‘Obesity is a chronic disease, prevalent in both developed and developing countries and affecting children as well as adults’. .

Intense pulsed light (IPL) and laser hair reduction

Hair in the anagen, or ‘growing’, phase is considered to be ideal for light-based hair-reduction treatment when the maximum potential exists for absorption by melanin and blood in the hair shaft and...

NMC issues new guidance on remote prescribing for aesthetic nursing

‘This applies to all forms of prescribing, including remote prescribing; and to all medicinal products, including non-surgical medicinal products being used for cosmetic and aesthetic purposes, such...

Research roundup

Melasma is a pigmentary disorder that is challenging to treat and especially common in people of Asian descent. Recently, oral tranexamic acid (TA) has shown potential for treating this condition..

Apraclonidine in the unlicensed treatment of eyelid ptosis

Apraclonidine is an a2 adrenergic receptor agonist and a weak a1 adrenergic receptor agonist (Committee, 2019)..

Treating nasolabial folds with dermal fillers: a holistic approach

The process of facial aging is complex and is a cumulative effect of simultaneous changes of different facial tissues. It can be explained on an anatomical basis, as changes with aging occur at every...

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