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  • Print publication year: 2010
  • Online publication date: July 2010



TOGETHER WITH the help of many of my friends and colleagues, I have attempted to provide the reader of this textbook with practical, up-to-date information on the broad range of cosmetic procedures that are generally performed in an office setting.

This textbook is focused on the common cosmetic applications of fillers; neurotoxins; laser, light, radiofrequency, and ultrasound devices; chemical peels; and microdermabrasion. Supporting chapters on anatomy, anesthesia, minimally invasive suture suspension lifts, and mesotherapy round out the text.

This is an international, multispecialty, multiauthored textbook. The fifty senior contributing authors include experts in various topics from the fields of dermatology, facial and general plastic surgery, and cosmetic surgery and medicine and hail from the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, and Asia. Because the United States lags far behind the rest of the world with respect to the variety of options available for fillers and neurotoxins, American readers can benefit greatly from such author diversity.

The sections on lasers and other energy devices for resurfacing, skin tightening, and treatment of fat and cellulite attempt to cover some of the most recent devices available, with some short sections devoted to specific individual brands. Brand names are frequently mentioned in this text, not to promote the products but to make it easy for readers to identify the products discussed.

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