Multicenter study of noninvasive radiofrequency for periorbital tissue tightening

  title={Multicenter study of noninvasive radiofrequency for periorbital tissue tightening},
  author={Richard E. Fitzpatrick and Roy G. Geronemus and David Goldberg and Michael Kaminer and Suzanne Linsmeier Kilmer and Javier Guerra Ru{\'i}z-Esparza},
  journal={Lasers in Surgery and Medicine},
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