Aesthetic Medicine as a cultural movement was born in France in 1973, coinciding with the founding of the French Society of Aesthetic Medicine by Jean-Jacques Legrand, doctor of endocrinology in Paris.

This was soon followed by the creation of the Belgium Society promoted by the Belgian Michel Delune, dermatologist in Brussels (1974), the Italian Society created by Carlo Alberto Bartoletti, cardiologist, gastroenterologist, gerontologist and geriatrician in Rome (1975) and the Spanish Society, founded by Font-Riera, doctor of nutrition in Barcelona (1976).

In 1976 these four national societies founded the Union Internationale de Médecine Esthétique (UIME) based in Paris. Nowadays, there are 28 European and non-European countries which are part of this International Association.

Their aim is to bring together worldwide, within a single scientific programme, doctors and technicians of different specialties, but with a common interest in problems concerning aesthetic medicine.

 The current Board of Directors of UIME is composed as follows:

  • Honorary Presidents: C.A. Bartoletti† (Italy), M. Delune (USA), J. Font-Riera† (Spain), A. Bourra (Marocco), R. Pinto (Argentina), G. Marzullo (Chile), J. Hèbrant (Belgium), A. Elbaum (Uruguay), M. Oughanem (Algeria), J.J. Legrand (France)
  • President: V. Garcia-Guevara (Venezuela)
  • Vice President: A. Ignaciuk (Polonia)
  • General Secretary: E. Bartoletti (Italia)
  • General Secretary added for American Continent: R. Pinto (Argentina)
  • Secretary-General added for Africa and Middle East: A. Bourra (Marocco)

The UIME address is: 154 Rue Armand Silvestre, 92400 Courbevoie - France


Societies of UIME:


Via Monte Zebio 28 - 00195 Rome - Italy –

President: E. Bartoletti


154, rue Armand Silvestre - 92400 Courbevoie - France –

President: J.J. LEGRAND


Chaussée de Marche 390 – 5100 Jambes – Belgium –

President: J. HEBRANT


Ronda General Mitre, 210, 08006 Barcelona – Spain –

President: P. VEGA


19, place du 16 Novembre – 2100 Casablanca – Morocco –

President: A. BOURRA


Avenida Santa Fé 3288, 4°A – 1425 Buenos Aires – Argentina -

President: R. PINTO


Ave. Sarmiento, 2470 – 11300 Montevideo – Uruguay –

President: A. ELBAUM


La Clinique - avenue de Collonge, 43 – 1820 Territet - Montreux – Switzerland –

President: S. LE HUU


Al. Ujazdowskie, 24 – 00-478 Warsaw - Poland -

President: A. IGNACIUK


Calle 4 Sur, n. 43 a 195 - Oficina 141 - Bloque B - Medellin – Colombia –



Av. Sucre de Los Dos Caminos, entre 4ta y 5ta transversal,

Res. Centro Parque Boyacà, Edificio Centro, Piso 20, Off. 201

1070 Caracas – Venezuela - –



Avda President Riesco 2955, apto 1102, Las Condes Santiago – Chile

President: G. MARZULLO


24671 La Vida Drive – Laguna Niguel, Ca 92677 – USA –

President: M. DELUNE 


Cincinnati 8 1-307 – Col. Noche Buena – Mexico D.F. 03720 – Mexico -



12/3 Fotievoi Street, Pol. n.3 – of.512 – 119333 Moscow – Russia –

President: O. PANOVA


139, Tulebaeva Str. – 050000 Almaty - Kazakhstan –

President: G. ZHUMATOVA


Bt.T1, N°2, Diar Es Saada, El Madania, Algiers – Algeria –

President: M. OUGHANEM


c/o Congress World Conferences Inc.

220-445 Mountain Highway

North Vancouver, BC, Canada V7J 2L1 – –

President: J. UPITIS


5h Floor, YD building, Chungdam – Dong, Kangnam – Ku Seoul – Korea –

President: Han Wooha


Rumeli Caddesi Durak Apt N° 2, D.7 – Nisantasi, Istanbul

President: H. SUBASI


66 Drysdale Rd, Sundowner, Johannesburg, South Africa -

President: J. Van Niekerk


Ave de los Shyris 344 y Eloy Alfaro, Edificio Parque Central, Oficina 609–- Quito – Ecuador –

President: V. TINOCO KIRBY


Department of Stomatology, General Hospital of PLA 28 Fuxing road,

BEIJING 100853 - China

President: Li ShiRong


Bunina Street, 10 Odessa 65026 – Ukraine

President: V. TSEPKOLENKO 


I. Abashidze str. 77, Tbilisi 0162 - Georgia



Aesthetic Medicine

Official Journal of the International Union of Aesthetic Medicine - UIME


In recent years, aesthetics has become quite important in every aspect of everyday life: following the hundreds of journals, magazines, blogs and websites drawing attention to this interesting and fascinating topic, the demand for aesthetic medicine has multiplied.

Aesthetic Medicine is a medicine field, in which different specialists share the aim of constructing and reconstructing the physical equilibrium of the individual. Treatment of physical aesthetic alterations and the unaesthetic sequelae of illnesses or injuries, together with the prevention of aging, are perhaps two of the most iconic areas of intervention for Aesthetic Medicine.

However, in order to prevent frailty in the elderly, an educational programme is also important. Furthermore, the line between health and beauty is extremely thin: psychosomatic disorders resulting from low selfesteem for aesthetic reasons are frequent, and cannot be ignored by a clinician.

It is therefore clear that there is no figure in the field of medicine who is not involved in Aesthetic Medicine: endocrinologists, gynaecologists, angiologists, psychologists and psychiatrists, plastic surgeons, dermatologists, dieticians, physiotherapists, orthopaedists, physical education instructors, massophysiotherapists, podiatrists, and rehabilitation therapists are just some of the specialists who are sooner or later going to have to answer their patients’ needs for aesthetic interventions.

The involvement of all these specialists fits the description of health as defined by the WHO: “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” for which, undeniably, a team of different physicians is required.

The number of patients requiring medical consultation for aesthetic reasons is rapidly increasing: in order to be able to provide adequate feedback, medical and paramedical specialists should be trained and, more importantly, should be taught how to work together.

Existing Societies of Aesthetic Medicine from different countries share the aim of creating such teams and provide constant updates to the literature: the creation of an international network of specialists from all around the world under the flag of Aesthetic Medicine represents a challenge, but at the same time it is proof of the widespread interest in this topic.

The first issue of this Journal represents the results of the efforts of the many national Societies and of the Union Internationale de Médecine Esthétique (UIME), now together as one; it is our hope that in years to come this Journal might improve our knowledge in this field, and provide adequate scientific advancement in the field of Aesthetic Medicine. 


Francesco Romanelli, MD Editor-in-chief Associate Professor at “Sapienza” University of Rome 


For Authors

Aesthetic Medicine

Official Journal of the International Union of Aesthetic Medicine - UIME

Guidelines for Authors

Aesthetic Medicine is a multidisciplinary Journal with the aim of informing readers about the most important developments in the field of Aesthetic Medicine.


Submission of manuscripts

All articles in their final version - completed with name, surname, affiliation, address, phone number and e-mail address of the author (s) - must be sent in word format to the Editorial Committee at the following e-mail address:

Manuscripts must be written in English, and authors are urged to aim for clarity, brevity, and accuracy of information and language. All manuscripts must include a structured abstract. Authors whose first language is not English should have their manuscripts checked for grammar and stylistic accuracy by a native English speaker.



Title page

The title page should include:

  • The name(s) of the author(s)
  • A concise and informative title
  • The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)
  • The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author
  • Include a short title (not to exceed 30 characters in length, including spaces between words) for use as a running head
  • The authors must disclose any commercial interest that they may have in the subject of study and the source of any financial or material support

Abstract: the length of the abstract should be no more than 250 words and should include the following headings: Background, Aim, Methods, Results, Conclusions

Keywords up to six keywords should be listed and separated by a comma (please, verify keywords on MeSH).


Manuscript categories 

Original article

The manuscript should be organised in the following sections:

  • Structured Abstract. The length of the abstract should be no more than 250 words and should include the following headings: Background, Aim, Methods, Results, Conclusions
  • Introduction
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion and Conclusions
  • Acknowledgments
  • Conflict of interest
  • Reference list
  • Legends (max 10)

The manuscript must not exceed 4000 words and 50 references. 


This type of article uses Unstructured Abstract. It must not exceed 4000 words and includes figures and tables (max 15), legends, and up to 200 references. 


This type of article uses Unstructured Abstract. It must not exceed 2000 words and includes figures and tables (max 12), legends, and up to 100 references. 

Case Report

This type of article uses Unstructured Abstract. It must not exceed 1500 words and includes figures and tables (max 6), legends, and up to 30 references.



  • Use a normal, plain font (e.g., 12-point Times Roman) for text
  • Double-space the text
  • Use italics for emphasis
  • Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages
  • Do not use field functions
  • Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar
  • Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables



The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

If potential conflicts of interest do exist, the authors should provide details (see below) for each affected author in a note in a separate DISCLOSURE section of the manuscript document text, before the list of references.



Conflicts of Interest need to be explicitly defined before any manuscript can be considered for publication.



References must be cited consecutively in the text as superscript numerals and listed on a separate sheet in numerical order at the end of the text. The references must be cited according to the AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (AMA) CITATION STYLE. For this reason, they must contain author’s surname and name initial, the original title of the article, the title of the journal (abbreviated and in italic), the year of publication, the number of the volume, the number of the first and last page.



Images and Tables

All images within the word file must be numbered progressively and accompanied by the corresponding captions, with precise references in the text. Moreover, the images should be sent separately and in HD (at least 300 Dpi, in TIFF or JPEG format). Graphs and charts are progressively numbered and accompanied by the corresponding captions, with precise references in the text. They must be sent separately, preferably in Excel format. It is necessary to give the authorization to reproduce already published materials or to use people portraits, in case they are recognizable. The Authors has full, exclusive and personal responsibility and respect for the rules protecting privacy, originality and content (text, images) of the articles.


Artwork instructions


Photographs in which a person is identifiable must either have the face masked out, or be accompanied by written permission for publication from the individual in the photograph. Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and the online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors. Please be informed that we will not be able to refund any costs that may have occurred in order to receive these permissions from other publishers. Please be aware that some publishers do not grant electronic rights for free (an example is Thieme Publishers). In these cases we kindly ask you to use figures from other sources.


Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Aesthetic Medicine undertakes to defend the rules of ethical behavior in every stage of the process by adopting and promoting the standards set by Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.


Duties of Editors

Publication decisions

The editor of a peer-reviewed journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editor will evaluate manuscripts without regard to the authors’ race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal’s editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. 


The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers or the publisher, as appropriate. 

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. When the editorial board is notified or discovers a significant problem regarding errors/ inaccuracy, undisclosed conflict of interest, plagiarism, in a published article, the editorial board will promptly notify the corresponding author and the publisher and will undertake the necessary actions to clarify the issue and in case of need to retract the paper or publish an Erratum, following the COPE Guidelines. 

Involvement and cooperation in investigations

An editor should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, in conjunction with the publisher (or society). Such measures will generally include contacting the author of the manuscript or paper and giving due consideration of the respective complaint or claims made, but may also include further communications to the relevant institutions and research bodies, and if the complaint is upheld, the publication of a correction, retraction, expression of concern, or other note, as may be relevant. Every reported act of unethical publishing behaviour must be looked into, even if it is discovered years after publication.


Duties of reviewers 

Contribution to editorial decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with theauthor may also assist the author in improving the paper. Peer review is an essential component of formal scholarly communication, and lies at the heart of the scientific endeavour. Aesthetic Medicine shares the view of many that all scholars who wish to contribute to publications have an obligation to do a fair share of reviewing. 


Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse him/herself from the review process. 


Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorised by the editor. 

Standards of objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments. 

Acknowledgement of sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge. 

Disclosure and conflict of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies or institutions connected to the papers.


Duties of authors

Reporting standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable. Review and professional publication articles should also be accurate and objective, and editorial ‘opinion’ works should be clearly identified as such. 

Data access and retention

Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication. 

Originality and plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that these have been appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism takes many forms, from “passing off” another’s paper as the author’s own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another’s paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable. 

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable. In general, an author should not submit a previously published paper for consideration in another journal. 

Acknowledgement of sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, for example in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services. 

Authorship of the paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. 

Hazards and human or animal subjects

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript. If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that they have been approved by the appropriate institutional committee(s). Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed. 

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible. 

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.

Editorial Board

Aesthetic Medicine

Official Journal of the International Union of Aesthetic Medicine - UIME


Francesco Romanelli
Rome, Italy 
Emanuele Bartoletti, Italy
Alfonso Carvajal Gomez, Colombia
Annarosa Catizzone, Italy
Loredana Cavalieri, Italy
Nadia Fraone, Italy
Fernando García Manforte, Spain
Sonia Lamari, Algeria
Raul Pinto, Argentina
Sandra Ramirez Naranjo, Colombia
Ferdinando Terranova, Italy
Dorota Wydro, Poland
Executive Editors:
Emanuele Bartoletti, Italy
Annarosa Catizzone, Italy
Loredana Cavalieri, Italy
Nadia Fraone, Italy
Hernan Pinto, Argentina
Ferdinando Terranova, Italy
Managing Editor:
Emanuele Bartoletti, Italy

Associate Editors:

Patricia Frisari, Argentina – Tulegenova Gulnur, Kazakhstan – Andrzej Ignaciuk, Poland – John Kim, California (USA) – Alexander Kutubidze, Georgia – Omnia Latif, New Jersey (USA) – Leonor Lemmo, Venezuela – Mihaela Leventer, Romania – Alper Mamak, Turkey – Xavier Martin, Switzerland – Gilda Marzullo, Chile – David Melamed, California (USA) – Farid-Salim Oughanem, Algeria – Olga Panova, Russia – Susan Roberts, Canada – Pilar Rodrigo Anoro, Spain – Ismael Terzano, Uruguay – Viveva Tinoco Kirby, Ecuador.

Editorial Board:

Gladys Arroyave Estrada, Colombia – Ahmed Bourra, Morocco – José Cabo Soler, Spain – Alfonso Carvajal Gómez, Colombia – Andrés Eliú Castell Rodriguez, Mexico – Eduardo Civila, Uruguay – Michel Delune, California (USA) – Fernando Echeverria, Chile – Alberto Elbaum, Uruguay – Victor Garcia-Guevara, Venezuela – Jean Hebrant, Belgium – Andreij Ignaciuk, Poland – Alexander Katsitadze, Georgia – Serge Lê Huu, Switzerland – Jean-Jacques Legrand, France – Mihaela Leventer, Romania – Hongcheng Liu, China – Xavier Martin, Switzerland – Gilda Marzullo, Chile – Alena Mayorova, Russia – Irina Medvedeva, Ukraine – Blanca Miller Kobisher, Mexico – Mohamed Oughanem, Algeria – Olga Panova, Russia – Raul Pinto, Argentina – Iván Pinto, Venezuela -
 Catalin Mihai Popescu, Romania – Aicha Salhi, Algeria – Rikie Smit, South Africa – Hasan Subasi, Turkey Vladimir Tsepkolenko, Ukraine – Viveka Tinoco Kirby, Ecuador – Ekaterina Ugrekhelidze, Georgia – Renier Van Aardt, Canada – Pedra Vega, Spain – Jerzy Woy-Wojciechowski, Poland – J. Yun, Korea – Gulnar Zhumatova, Kazakhstan. 



Aesthetic Medicine

Official Journal of the International Union of Aesthetic Medicine - UIME


Aesthetic Medicine (registered by the Court of Rome on 28/4/2015 under the number 63/2015) is published 4 times a year (March, June, September, December) by Editrice Salus Internazionale srl, via Giuseppe Ferrari 4 - 00195 Roma, tel. +39 06 36003462 - fax +39 06 37519315, 

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Aesthetic Medicine Journal

Aesthetic Medicine

Official Journal of the International Union of Aesthetic Medicine - UIME

ISSN 2421-7115

We are very happy to inform you that the international journal AESTHETIC MEDICINE is now available for download from this area of the website. The journal is the official publication of UIME (Union Internationale de Médecine Esthétique) and it is completely dedicated to scientific news concerning Aesthetic Medicine.

The Journal received formal approval in April 2015.

The Journal is free for all members of the Scientific Societies of UIME.


Official UIME English Language Journal of:

Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Medicine Society of South Africa - Aesthetics Medical Society of Uruguay - Aesthetic Medicine Society of Venezuela - Algerian Society of Aesthetic Medicine - American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine - Argentine Society of Aesthetic Medicine - Canadian Association of Aesthetic Medicine - Colombian Association of Aesthetic Medicine - Ecuadorian Society of Aesthetic Medicine - French Society of Aesthetic Medicine - Georgian Society of Aesthetic Medicine - Italian Society of Aesthetic Medicine - Kazakhstan Association of Aesthetic Medicine and Plastic Surgery - Korean Academy of Aesthetic Medicine - Mexican Scientific Society of Aesthetic Medicine - Moroccan Society of Aesthetic Medicine - Polish Society of Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Medicine of Polish Medical Society - Romanian Society for Aesthetic Medicine and Dermatologic Surgery - Society of Aesthetic Medicine in Turkey - Spanish Society of Aesthetic Medicine - Swiss Society of Aesthetic Medicine - Ukrainian Society of Aesthetic Medicine.


Volume 1 - Number 1

April-June 2015

Volume 1 - Number 2

July-September 2015

Volume 1 - Number 3

October-December 2015

Volume 2 - Number 1

January-March 2016

Volume 2 - Number 2 

April-June 2016

Volume 2 - Number 3 

July-September 2016

Volume 2 - Number 4

October-December 2016

Volume 3 - Number 1

January-March 2017

Volume 3 - Number 2

April-June 2017

Volume 3 - Number 3

July-September 2017

Volume 3 - Number 4

October-December 2017

Volume 4 - Number 1

January-March 2018