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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...

Enhancing the Cupid's bow with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers

An important process is assessment, planning and implementing (Seitz et al, 2019). As responsible practitioners, we must ask ourselves valuable questions during an examination. Although lip...


It has been well established that exposure to sun beds is a risk factor for skin cancer. Despite this, sunbeds are still commonly used throughout Europe. It is important to understand the determinants...

Stigmatisation and societal pressure in patients with skin conditions

With the psychological distress and concerns that are associated with these skin conditions, societal impact is significant in forming, as well as eliminating, factors developed by the individual of...

When does the exquisite become excessive in lip augmentation?

Attempts to define the concept of beauty have been around for millennia. It is generally accepted that the best we can do mathematically is the number, or geometrical proportion, known as phi. It has...

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