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As I grow older I become more sympathetic towards patients who are prepared to undergo extreme cosmetic surgery to try to preserve their youth.
Dermobrasion is now commonplace, but I was slightly alarmed when one of my patients told me the dermatologists were going to give her oxyacetylene for her acne. I thought using a mixture of oxygen and acetylene to create high temperatures was rather extreme.
Dr Sally Hodder, Weymouth, Dorset
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