FACIAL PLASTIC surgery throughout its history has sometimes focused more on the art than the science of our specialty. Great advances have been made in both reconstructive and cosmetic procedures to improve our patients' quality of life. There remain, however, difficult problems such as craniofacial deformities, unfavorable scarring, and chronic wounds that can be solved only with a deeper understanding of the genetics and molecular biology related to facial development and wound healing. This issue of the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery marks our expansion to 6 issues per year and celebrates the science and technology that represent the future of facial plastic surgery.
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