A new phenomenon: “sleep lines” on the face

  title={A new phenomenon: “sleep lines” on the face},
  author={Nedim Sar$\iota$fak$\iota$oğlu and Ahmet Terzioğlu and Levent Ateş and G{\"u}rcan Aslan},
  journal={Scandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery},
  pages={244 - 247}
Plastic surgery must achieve the best cosmetic results, and it helps to consider certain skin lines. Aging and scars can cause the face to become lined, and we have noticed various facial lines among patients or their relations who have come to our outpatient clinic. These lines are sometimes single and there are sometimes 2–3 parallel lines generally in the same area of the face, such as the lateral orbital, temporal, frontal, and buccal regions. After detailed evaluation, we concluded that… 

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