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Book and New Media Reviews
November 2001

Facial Rejuvenation: From Chemical Peels to Laser Resurfacing

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Arch Dermatol. 2001;137(11):1539-1540. doi:

Facial Rejuvenation is a compilation work, with facial plastic surgeons and dermatologists providing the majority of the contributions. Although this book addresses a number of techniques used to rejuvenate the face, it is not comprehensive, omitting important topics, such as dermabrasion, fat transplantation, and rhinoplasty. It does, however, provide a number of excellent, concise chapters from well-known experienced authors.

Dermatologists contemplating the purchase of this book would likely be surgically oriented. Many of the chapters in this book focus on surgical techniques that have been developed by dermatologists. Chapters on laser treatment of vascular lesions, superficial peels, and medium-depth chemical peeling are written by dermatologists and are quite sophisticated. Other chapters on dermatologic surgical procedures are written by other specialists and are less comprehensive than most dermatologists would prefer. There is little new information in many of the textbook's chapters, and more in-depth discussions can be found in numerous dermatologic surgical textbooks.

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