The lipstick effect
The trend for minimally invasive procedures is continuing its exponential rise, according to recent US statistics.
Dr Timothy Flynn reviews the data and discusses how, in combination, toxins and fillers can provide an ‘injectable face-lift’ >>
Silhouette thread lift
Conventional face lifts carried out on patients with South Asian skin types can result in noticeable scarring. Dr Viraj Tambwekar discusses the silhouette thread lift alternative for facial rejuvenation >>
Tear trough technique
Treatment of tear trough and lid/cheek deformity can provide effective rejuvenation for the ageing face. But practitioners must consider anatomy and good injection technique, writes Dr Raj Acquilla >>
Under the sun
The dangers associated with under application of topical sunscreens are still misunderstood by the majority of sun-seeking consumers. Lorna Bowes discusses the latest US and EU regulations concerning sun protection products and cosmeceuticals >>
Lifting the lid on aesthetic regulation
In light of Sir Bruce Keogh’s long-awaited report on cosmetic industry regulation, Dr Stephen Bassett surveys its key recommendations Sir Bruce Keogh’s report, “A review of the Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions” (DOH, 2013) has been released; a long wait for a short report produced in the long shadow cast over UK cosmetic surgery by the PIP scandal >>
Keogh Review—regulations recommended
Following the PIP scandal, the cosmetic industry came under scrutiny and NHS medical director Bruce Keogh launched a full-scale review into cosmetic practices >>
Toxins could change emotions
A study has found that botox could alter emotions, and could even be used to treat mood disorders. The research, led by Dr Michael Lewis of the School of Psychology, Cardiff, Wales, tracked 25 people, following injections with botox. They found that the treatment, to disrupt natural expressions, could also alter mood >>
Cosmetic surgery often needed for
dog bite injuries
A report, in the March Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, (a part of Wolters Kluwer Health), found that dog-bites are common, and frequently require complex cosmetic surgery >>
Highlights from the Lectures and Exhibition as well as interviews with the speakers at FACE 2012 at the Royal College of Physicians and the Aesthetic Industry Summer Ball held at Madame Tussauds. Click here for information on FACE 2013
POWER SERUM >>
Dermalogica have launched MultiVitamin Power Serum containing hydroxypinacolone retinoate (HPR) to intercept signs of ageing.
i-Lipo is a multi platform body contouring system which uses visible red and infra red laser to biostimulate metabolic pathways resulting in the release of fatty acids.
Pliaglis is a new self-occluding, non-drip topical anaesthetic cream from Galderma. It promises easy application and removal for convenience and enhanced patient experience.