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Biomedical Optics & Medical Imaging

When a laser beats a scalpel

New York Times
19 November 2009

When it comes to treating aging skin around the eyes, laser resurfacing can often trump surgery, according to Dr. Michael McGuire, a Los Angeles plastic surgeon and president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. "If the skin is mildly wrinkled and/or pigmented, the laser can be a good option," he said, adding that he frequently gives laser treatments to patients in their 40s to defer face-lifts.

The debate surrounding laser treatments is whether to go fractional or cover the entire surface of the treated area.

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