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The Fundamentals of Facial Skin Resurfacing for Practising Dental and Maxillofacial Surgeons: A Literature Review and Blueprint of Treatment Planning


Anuja Tamhane* and Chinmay Ghavat

In the current era of corporate lifestyle and work culture, appearance has been a key factor in the scenario. Face, being that part of the body, only which can provide visual identity to an individual. Thus, the demand for facial skin health has been on a spike since the past decade. Environmental factors and certain pathological conditions have been deteriorating the surface quality and texture of the skin; in variably affecting the appearance of the individual. The medical science has shown evolution of various clinical procedures which aid in restoring the texture and quality of the facial skin. Skin resurfacing has been one of the key procedures in the skin rejuvenation. As a maxillofacial surgeon, we are predominantly equipped with deeper knowledge of the anatomy of the face and its structures. This provides us an edge over other physicians, in treating the histological, especially the dermal damages of the skin. The aesthetic and cosmetic facial procedures can be performed with minimal risk in an easily arrangeable set-up. It requires no general aneasthesia and can be taken up as walk-in treatment modality. Being non-surgical, there are no major systemic risks associated with the skin resurfacing procedures. The purpose of this particular article is to present various aspects of skin resurfacing with thorough detail, including the pre-procedure decisions such as patient selection and treatment selection to different procedures. The present literature review is an guiding aid for any maxillofacial surgeon who wants to step into the domain of facial aesthetics, and successfully treat the patient coming to the clinic with the cosmetic complaints.

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