Cosmeceuticals for Rejuvenation
18 December 2009 (online)
Facial plastic surgeons are frequently called upon to enhance the appearance of their patients. Typically, this involves surgery of the face or neck. Increasingly, this may also require the use of injectables such as botulinum toxins, fillers, and volumizers. Lasers and light sources are used to enhance the appearance of the surface of the skin. Each of these modalities will help to improve the patient but are limited by the fact that they require the patient to be treated in the office. With the advent of effective topical agents, patients are increasingly able to improve their appearance with the use of prescription and nonprescription topical products. It is incumbent upon the facial plastic surgeon to have an understanding of these topical agents so that they can assist the patient in deciding what does and does not make sense. In addition, many cosmetic physicians will dispense these products in their office, and it behooves them to understand the various products available and what will likely be produced in the future.
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