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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Patricia Wong, MD (Stanford University Medical Center)
Description: A good broad overview and summary of recent cosmetic procedures is presented in this book. The detail on administering different treatments varies. The chapter on fillers discusses the different types in a general way, but readers will not have a strong feeling about how the clinical indications are used for patient selection. The chapter on sclerotherapy uses diagrams to show the technique for injections and discusses the rationale. Many tables compare chemical agents and their side-effects.
Purpose: The purpose is to be a quick reference for physicians performing cosmetic procedures. Patient selection, potential complications, and a comparison of cosmetic choices for a particular correction are included.
Audience: The audience is dermatologists and anyone else interested in providing these cosmetic services.
Features: I would have liked to have seen a discussion on what the FDA regulations are for considering a device a medical device and why, for example, microdermabrasion is not required to "establish performance standards." A legal definition of what is a cosmetic versus a drug and the specific regulations governing the manufacturing and marketing of such products would be very interesting (beyond the usual definition of a cosmetic enhancing one's appearance or beauty but not making any biological modifying claims). It seems the line is very blurry. The discussion on chemical peels is quite complete. I would have liked to see the authors speculate about why some patients who do not respond to Botox do not seem to have any reason to develop antibodies after receiving small amounts only a few times.es.
Assessment: Overall, this is a nice reference for dermatologists performing cosmetic procedures who seek a concise summary on the latest, greatest developments. The tables are very helpful and the chapters are well organized.