Facial plast Surg 2017; 33(06): 653-660
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1607448
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Modern Approaches to Skin Care

Ashley Guthrie1, Sameep Kadakia1, Shirley Hu1, Raja Sawhney2, Jennifer Schumacher3, Yadranko Ducic4
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, New York, New York
  • 2Department of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Florida Health Science Center, Gainesville, Florida
  • 3Center for Aesthetic Surgery Colleyville, Texas
  • 4Department of Facial Plastics, Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Fort Worth, Texas
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Publication Date:
01 December 2017 (online)


Recent years have seen an increased interest in minimally invasive and noninvasive cosmetic surgery and facial aesthetics. There has been a concomitant surge in the focus on skin care, which, by nature, is minimally invasive, and an exponential growth in the popularity and availability of minimally invasive dermatologic procedures and products. This review seeks to provide an overview of the most commonly employed skin care modalities, such as their mechanisms, indications for use, advantages and disadvantages, and side effects. The authors aim to provide the audience with a fundamental understanding of the options currently available to cosmetic surgeons and practitioners. Topics include retinoids, chemical peels, skin-lightening agents, lasers, microneedling, topical antioxidants, and injectables.