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What is skin rejuvenation?

We remove the early signs of aging, such as wrinkles and spots on your skin in contact with the sun, wind and cold, with carbon dioxide laser, chemical peels or microdermabrasion.

In the last 50 years, men and women have spent much more time outdoors than in previous generations. Outdoor entertainment and holidays in both summer and winter have greatly affected people's skin. Wrinkles on the face are starting now earlier than ever before. Both men and women resort to plastic surgery for sun damage to their skin. Surgery is also required to remove pits caused by acne and to remove skin diseases called keratosis that carry cancer risk.

If you are wondering about chemical peels, sanding processes called dermabrasion or laser skin rejuvenation applications, you need to know how these procedures are done and what you can expect from these applications.

Good communication between the patient and the plastic surgeon is necessary for successful plastic surgery practices. Realistic expectations and trust based on the knowledge and experience of the plastic surgeon should be established at the first meeting. Your surgeon should be able to give satisfactory answers to questions about the details you expect from your forehead aesthetics.


Am I a good candidate for skin rejuvenation?

The most basic condition is that you are healthy. As with all other aesthetic interventions, good general health and realistic expectations are prerequisites. Skin rejuvenation does not provide perfect skin; The main goal is to make your skin look as good as possible.

Your skin type, colour, ethnicity and age are important factors and should be considered before surgery. If you are dark-skinned and have problems such as allergies, previous burns, bad scars or previous exposure to radiation, your candidate for this application should be carefully evaluated.

Before deciding on skin rejuvenation, your plastic surgeon may recommend a skin care program before the procedure. If there is severe aging or previous injury, multiple applications may be required.


Deciding on the initiative

Whether chemical peeling, sanding -dermabrasion- or Laser application has been decided, the choice of your plastic surgeon who will perform the intervention is very important. Your surgeon will evaluate your skin at the first examination and decide which skin rejuvenation method is most suitable for you. Your surgeon will inform you about the necessary preparations until the intervention, the risks of the intervention and what to expect from the intervention. Establishing trust between the surgeon and the patient during this meeting is essential for a successful outcome.

It should be kept in mind that no matter which method is used for skin rejuvenation (chemical peeling, dermabrasion or laser), it cannot remove sagging on the face or stop aging. In addition, it will be necessary to use sunscreen creams for a long time. After the surgery decision is made, your plastic surgeon will tell you the technique to be applied, the type of anesthesia, which hospital the intervention will be performed, the risks and the budget of the intervention. Your plastic surgeon may also recommend some additional interventions for a better result.



The skin consists of two layers called epidermis and dermis. The structure of collagen fibers in the dermis is impaired as a result of sun damage and aging. If the papillary dermis, which is the superficial layer of the dermis, is damaged, healing occurs without a trace. If the reticular dermis, which is the deep layer of the dermis, is damaged, healing will always result in a scar. In chemical peeling, the plastic surgeon applies one of the available chemicals to the skin. Glycolic acid is the mildest exfoliating agent. TCA (trichloroacetic acid) is a stronger chemical used to exfoliate the skin. The deepest peels are made with phenol.

Before chemical peeling, the skin is cleaned with a solution to remove its oils and allow the chemical to penetrate deeply. When the chemical is applied, the epidermis is peeled off and the agent penetrates the superficial layers of the skin.

Dermabrasion – sanding process – is a surgical application that softens deep scars and fine wrinkles. The surgeon numbs the area to be applied with a needle or cooling. It abrades the upper layers of the leather to the desired level with its high-speed rotating abrasive tips. The depth of the scars or the degree of wrinkles affect the size of the application.

Laser applications are used to remove wrinkles, acne scars and lines called crow's feet around the eyes due to long-term exposure to the sun. The upper layers of the skin are instantly vaporized by high-energy, enhanced light waves obtained from carbon dioxide. The application is bloodless and does not spread to surrounding tissues.


After application

After chemical peeling, dermabrasion or laser application, edema and redness may occur for a while depending on the severity of the application. After a certain time after the application, there will be peeling in the form of flaking on the skin, although it may vary depending on the severity of the application. If an increase in redness, excessive burning and itching occurs in the days after the application, you should inform your doctor immediately.

A week or two after the application, your refreshed skin will appear pink, soft and wrinkle-free. Especially during this period, it is very important to stay away from the sun and use sunscreen creams.

Plastic surgeons can correct signs of premature aging in the skin that undermine your self-confidence. They can help you look the way you feel and at what age.

Your health insurance does not only cover attempts made for aesthetic reasons. However, significant facial deformities and accident scars can be fully or partially covered by your health insurance.

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