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Facial Rejuvenation

Swelstad, Matthew R. MD*; Gutowski, Karol A. MD

Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology:
Cosmetic Surgery

Nonsurgical facial rejuvenation is often used as an alternative to more invasive procedures. Topical agents improve cell maturation and cell turnover, chemical peels and microdermabrasion improve poorly textured skin and pigment anomalies. Surgical facial rejuvenation provides dramatic changes but requires more recovery time.

Author Information

*University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Plastic Surgery, Madison, Wisconsin

Clinical Science Center, Madison, Wisconsin

Correspondence: Matthew R. Swelstad, MD, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Plastic Surgery, 600 N Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792. E-mail:

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