Expanded PTFE in the treatment of facial wrinkles
The author describes his experience over 30 months using expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) for the treatment of the nasolabial folds and other wrinkles of the face. The results obtained seem to show that expanded PTFE is a new advance, if not a final one, in the solution of facial wrinkles.
Key wordsExpanded PTFE Nasolabial crease Threading Tunneling
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