Microdermabrasion is a method of mechanically exfoliating the surface of the skin. Following this process, the skin is given the opportunity to produce a young and fresh layer. This method is suitable for patients with open pores or for the treatment of superficial wrinkles, freckles and superficial pimples. The use of this method in the treatment of pimples, dimple acne, pregnancy freckles and tattoo removal in combination with other treatments will improve the results.
In the microdermabrasion method, aluminum oxide crystals are thrown on the patient’s skin surface and rolled. Then, with the help of a suction force, the skin layer is removed.
Duration of action
Microdermabrasion is performed for 20 to 30 minutes at intervals of one week to one month, depending on the type of lesion, between 4 and 10 sessions.
The use of microdermabrasion does not cause much pain and does not require local anesthesia.
Inpatient / outpatient status
Microdermabrasion therapy is completely outpatient and the patient returns to work immediately.
Possible side effects
After microdermabrasion treatment, the patient will have a slight redness and inflammation on their skin that will go away in 48 hours to a week. This treatment does not cause wounds. It is important to use sunscreen in the amount and intervals prescribed by your doctor.
After microdermabrasion, it is necessary to use sunscreen in the recommended amount and at regular intervals, and to avoid direct contact with sunlight for at least a week, otherwise it can lead to skin pigmentation changes and blemishes.
The transient symptoms of redness and tenderness of the skin usually resolve after 48 hours and complete recovery.
The treatment results in the microdermabrasion method vary depending on the depth of the lesion. In cases where there are open pores, superficial wrinkles and superficial dimples, the results of the treatment are very good.
Dr. Gholam Hossein Ghorabi
Specializes in plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery
Official member of the American Academy of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeons (ISAPS)
Official member of Iranian Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeons (ISPAS)
Born in 1966 and graduated:
a. Graduated from Hamadan University of Medical Sciences in general medicine
B. Has a specialized surgical board from Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
J. Subspecialist in plastic, cosmetic, reconstructive and burn surgery from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences