Two years ago, this book was merely a concept, fueled by the clinical needs of a new and young- Newer, noninvasive clinical interventions and therapeutics offer viable alternatives er generation seeking cosmetic procedures and a desire to share my own clinical experiences with for younger patients seeking cosmetic enhancements.These entry-level pro- botulinum toxin and soft tissue augmentation. As the concept evolved, the number of topics did dures often accommodate patients cli- cal needs as well as life styles (e.g., time likewise, expanding the book s scope.With m- tiple topics, additional contributing authors away from work). were recruited. In contemplating the level of With changing patient demographics, writing effort required, I had to ask myself: How matching clinical technique to patients will this book differ from existing cosmetic d- unique skin type, tone, and color is c- matology textbooks ? Patients changing de- cial. When possible, recommendations graphics coupled with technological advan- reference the Fitzpatrick rating scale. ments and new FDA product approvals for der- Patients seeking cosmetic enhan- matology have created an overwhelming need for cutting-edge information. This book at- ments have definite expectations, and patient counseling is imperative.Man- tempts to fill the information deficit."
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