The article by Carniol and Greene clearly demonstrates the dilemma faced by the practicing facial plastic and head and neck surgeon who incorporates laser and nonlaser technology into the practice of facial rejuvenation and reconstruction. To assign the appropriate technology to skin and facial pathology is indeed a perplexing issue for both the novice and the experienced surgeon. The quest for perfection in today’s society, including the desire for minimal wounding and maximal results, stands as a formidable task in a market-driven environment.
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