This is an excellent job of re-touching, and a great workflow through photoshop. Comments about it looking better before are just disingenuous. The lighting and radiance are better in the second version. so if you are judging a photo purely on its merits, the second one is superior. There was no liquify or pulling or stretching. The artist here took great pains to develop a workflow to keep skin texture and fade the lines and wrinkles back in. The next time I shoot a senior session for a high school kid with his acne that he is already self conscious about, I will have him call you and you can tell him why natural is better and how i shouldn't take it out.