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Effective Long-term Treatment for Wrinkles Found

Posted: July 23, 2008

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"Overall, approximately 26 patients, or 55%, in Ward and Baker's study had some type of complication. This relatively high complication rate means that attentive postoperative treatment by experienced physicians is important to minimize potential long-term problems. It has also led to an ongoing search for methods of treating facial aging and scarring with lower complication rates."

Other treatments have been developed with shorter recovery periods and lower complication rates, but may not yield results equal to carbon dioxide laser resurfacing, Carnoil notes.

Journal reference: P. Daniel Ward, Shan R. Baker. Long-term Results of Carbon Dioxide Laser Resurfacing of the Face. Arch Facial Plast Surg., 2008;10(4):238-243

Adapted from materials provided by JAMA and Archives Journals.

ScienceDaily, July 21, 2008