1- Planning of your operation…

Dermabrasion, which can also be applied by physicians who do not have sufficient experience in our country, as it is usually seen as a simple procedure, can create negative results, so the most correct attempt to make is to find a plastic surgeon who has received the necessary training in this regard. Because dermabrasion is usually applied to the visible parts of the face or body.

During first examination, you should especially clearly talk to your plastic surgeon about your expectations from this operation and listen carefully to his recommendations. You should also ask your surgeon to be open with you about the results that can be obtained from this operation.

Your surgeon will take photos of your face after performing a general examination. He will talk to you about the details of the operation, tell you about the existing risks and the results that can be achieved. It will also tell you what your estimated recovery time is and how much you will incur.

All expenses will be covered by you, as this initiative to be implemented will be excluded from the scope of social security when it is for aesthetic purposes. However, when this initiative is used for the treatment of a pre-cancerous lesion, it is covered by health insurance.

2- Preparation of your operation…

Your surgeon will give you some suggestions during the preparation phase of the operation, from your eating and drinking habits to smoking and medications that you will avoid. If you are a smoker, you should stop smoking 1-2 weeks before this operation. Because smoking has a negative effect on wound healing by reducing blood circulation. During this period, you will also be asked to arrange for a person to accompany you after the operation.

The place where your operation will be performed and the type of anesthesia to be used

Many plastic surgeons practice this initiative in a hospital setting. However, some plastic surgeons can also apply it in their own practice. When there is too much surface to be treated, general anesthesia is preferred. In this case, you will be sleeping during the entire operation. The treatment of smaller areas is performed under local anesthesia and anesthesia. In this case, you will be awake at the time of the operation, but relaxed, and you will not feel pain at the operation site.

3- Your Operation…

Dermabrasion is usually one of the operations that are completed very quickly. Depending on the size of the surface to be treated, the operation may last from a few minutes to 1 hour.

In dermabrasion, the surgeon uses an instrument with a coarse wire brush or a sharpening stone-like substance at the tip, which is provided to rotate the top layer of the skin with the help of a motor. The surgeon continues this procedure to a safe level until the scar or wrinkle disappears in the area to be scraped.

After treatment, the scraped area is treated with an oily gas dressing obtained by mixing pomades with antibiotics and painkillers with sterile vaseline. If this dressing does not develop an infection, it remains attached to the area until epithelialization(healing of the skin) is completed and is removed as epithelialization is completed.

4-. After your operation…

In the early period after your operation, your skin will be a little red and swollen. During this period, you can barely do your eating and drinking functions. Most likely, you may have complaints of pain, burning, which can usually be controlled with medications in the early postoperative period. The resulting swellings will begin to go down after a few days or a week.

First, crusting will develop on the treated area, and after it falls, newly formed pink skin will be seen. Initially, this area may be itchy due to both the formation of new skin and its closure, so your surgeon will give itching relieving medications both to make you comfortable and to prevent the negative consequences that scratching may cause.

As in every case, your surgeon in Turkey will make some suggestions to you after this operation. These recommendations include postponing shaving, especially for men, and initially recommending the use of machines, not razors, and keeping decontaminated areas away from sunlight for a long time for both women and men.

If you do not listen to the recommendations of your surgeon, the result obtained at the end of this procedure may be much worse than the problem that caused the operation. If you observe an unusual finding after the operation, the most correct intervention should be to contact your plastic surgeon.

5- Return to normality…

The treated area will be swollen, sensitive and pink for a few weeks, and over time they will regress and return to their normal state. Depending on the condition of the wounds, you can start your work or daily activities again after about 2 weeks. In addition, you should avoid the blows that may come to your face for at least 2 weeks. Staying away from ball sports for at least 6 weeks will be the right initiative to make. If you are going to swim, your preference should be in indoor pools and you should protect your face well from the sun’s rays and wind. In addition, you should not enter chlorinated pools for up to 4 weeks. In order to prevent excessive flushing, you should not drink alcohol for at least 3-4 weeks.

On top of all this, you should protect the areas treated with high-factor sun protection creams for 6-12 months until the skin pigments become old again.

6- Your new look…

If everything goes well, dermabrasion provides a dramatic improvement in the skin surface. But you should keep in mind that this is a time-consuming healing process.

Turkey Medicals Co-ordinator, “The resulting pink appearance will fade after about 3 months. When the pigmentation of the skin completely returns, the color of the treated area will turn into the same color as the color of the surrounding tissues, and the scars on this area will cease to be visible.”



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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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