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June 1966

Treatment of the Aging Skin and Dermal Defects.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1966;83(6):632. doi:10.1001/archotol.1966.00760020634031

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An historical background of cosmotology, theories of aging, and philosophical projections make up more than the first third of this book before the final three chapters on treatment even begin.

Plastic surgery is discussed under two headings: face lift and blepharoplasty, with accompanying illustrations borrowed from Foman's text on cosmetic surgery.

The application of chemicals to the skin for the purpose of producing exfoliation to enhance cutaneous improvement is labeled by the author, chemexfoliation. Chemical agents, indications, techniques, and results are discussed. It is unfortunate that no mention has been made of dermabrasion either by comparison or by contrast,

which would not only have added depth to this book but would have perspectively categorized chemexfoliation as a therapeutic tool.

Although various alloplastic materials are mentioned, the chapter on tissue augmentation is restricted to intradermal and subdermal injection of liquid silicone, and sufficient information is given liquid silicone, and sufficient information

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