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Complications of Facial Resurfacing

  • Luke L’Heureux
  • Andrew Sohn
  • Elie M. FerneiniEmail author
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Abstract

Facial resurfacing includes minimally invasive procedures that alter the texture as well as the appearance of the skin. These procedures have a high satisfaction rate with minimal complications. However, if complications occur, this can lead to patient dissatisfaction. This chapter will review the various complications and ways to prevent them. Additionally, proper management of these complications will be discussed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luke L’Heureux
    • 1
  • Andrew Sohn
    • 2
  • Elie M. Ferneini
    • 3
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.Northeast Surgical SpecialistsQueensburyUSA
  2. 2.North Texas Center for Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryTrophy ClubUSA
  3. 3.Beau Visage Med Spa, Greater Waterbury OMSCheshireUSA
  4. 4.Division of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryUniversity of ConnecticutFarmingtonUSA

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