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Beauty: In the Eye of the Stakeholder

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A $12-billion market and growing, the field of aesthetic medicine has exploded with new treatments and techniques for improving and restoring the quality, health and appearance of aging skin. Techniques such as tissue tightening, skin resurfacing, cellulite treatments, dermal augmentation, and fat removal are just some of the new advancements in aesthetic medicine that were highlighted at the 2007 American Academy of Dermatology meeting.

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