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Procedure Description

Dermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure aimed at improving the texture and appearance of the skin. It involves using a specialized rotary instrument to "sand" the skin's surface, removing the outer layers. This process stimulates the skin's natural regeneration mechanisms, promoting the growth of new, smoother layers. The procedure is often utilized for treating acne scars, age spots, fine lines, sun damage, and uneven skin tone. It may also be effective in treating precancerous skin patches, tattoo removal, and rhinophyma (a condition affecting the nose).

People opt for dermabrasion for a variety of reasons, ranging from cosmetic improvement to medical necessity. The procedure has gained popularity for its ability to give the skin a refresher, providing a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. However, it is essential to note that dermabrasion isn't suitable for everyone. Those with certain skin types, underlying health conditions, or those who are prone to keloids may not be ideal candidates. It's crucial to consult a qualified dermatologist to determine if dermabrasion is the right fit for your specific needs.

Dermabrasion should not be confused with microdermabrasion, which is a milder procedure involving the use of small crystals to remove only the very surface layer of skin. While both are skin-resurfacing techniques, dermabrasion is a more aggressive treatment and requires more time for recovery.

Procedure Duration

The duration of the dermabrasion procedure itself generally lasts between 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the area being treated and the severity of the skin condition. It's typically done under local anesthesia or sedation to ensure the patient's comfort. Some cases may require general anesthesia, especially if a large skin area is to be treated or if the procedure is combined with other cosmetic surgeries.

After the procedure, patients may need to spend a couple of hours in the recovery room for observation. The healing process can take anywhere from 5 to 10 days, during which the treated skin will scab over and begin to heal. Total recovery time, including the time it takes for new skin to grow back fully, varies from person to person but can take up to several weeks.

It is essential to follow post-procedure care instructions rigorously, which usually involve cleaning the treated area several times a day, avoiding sun exposure, and applying prescribed ointments. This ensures not only quick recovery but also optimal results.


  • Cost Savings: Many countries offer high-quality dermabrasion services at a fraction of the cost you would incur in the U.S. or Western Europe.
  • Expertise: Some international destinations are known for their specialized dermatological services, backed by years of research and practice.
  • Advanced Technology: Access to cutting-edge technology and techniques in skincare may be more readily available in countries that specialize in cosmetic treatments.
  • Short Waiting Times: Quick scheduling and less wait time are often key advantages of seeking the procedure abroad.

Potential Destinations

  • South Korea: Known for its excellence in skincare and cosmetic treatments.
  • Thailand: Popular for offering a wide range of cosmetic procedures, including dermabrasion, at affordable rates.
  • Brazil: Renowned for high standards in cosmetic surgery and related procedures.
  • India: Offers highly skilled dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons, often at a lower price point.

Risks & Considerations

  • Quality of Care: Always research the quality of healthcare in your chosen destination.
  • Post-Procedure Follow-Up: Ensure you understand the post-care requirements and that you can meet them when you return home.
  • Travel Concerns: Factor in the cost and stress of international travel, including the potential for flight delays and lodging needs.

How to Choose the Right Doctor and Hospital

  • Credentials: Verify the qualifications and credentials of the doctor and the facility.
  • Reviews and Testimonials: Look for patient reviews or ask for patient testimonials.
  • Initial Consultation: A face-to-face or virtual consultation can provide insights into the doctor's approach and whether they are a good fit for your needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What actually happens during hyperstimulation of the ovaries?

The patient will take injectable FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) for eight to eleven days, depending on how long the follicles take to mature. This hormone is produced naturally in a woman’s body causing one egg to develop per cycle. Taking the injectable FSH causes several follicles to develop at once, at approximately the same rate. The development is monitored with vaginal ultrasounds and following the patient’s levels of estradiol and progesterone. FSH brand names include Repronex, Follistim, Menopur, Gonal-F and Bravelle. The patient injects herself daily.

What happens during egg retrieval?

When the follicles have developed enough to be harvested, the patient attends an appointment  where she is anesthetized and prepared for the procedure. Next, the doctor uses an ultrasound probe to guide a needle through the vaginal wall and into the follicle of the ovary. The thin needle draws the follicle fluid, which is then examined by an embryologist to find the eggs. The whole process takes about 20 minutes.

What happens to the eggs?

In the next step, the harvested eggs are then fertilized. If the sperm from the potential father, or in some cases, anonymous donor, has normal functionality, the eggs and sperm are placed together in a dish with a nutrient fluid, then incubated overnight to fertilize normally. If the sperm functionality is suboptimal, an embryologist uses Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection to inject a single sperm into a single egg with an extremely precise glass needle.  Once fertilization is complete, the embryos are assessed and prepared to be transferred to the patient’s uterus.

How are the embryos transferred back to the uterus?

The doctor and the patient will discuss the number of embryos to be transferred. The number of successfully fertilized eggs usually determines the number of eggs to be placed in the uterus. Embryos are transferred to the uterus with transabdominal ultrasound guidance. This process does not require anesthesia, but it can cause minor cervical or uterine discomfort. Following transfer, the patient is advised to take at least one days bed rest and two or three additional days of rest, then 10 to 12 days later, two pregnancy tests are scheduled to confirm success. Once two positive tests are completed, an obstetrical ultrasound is ordered to show the sac, fetal pole, yolk sac and fetal heart rate.


Built into this technology there is a microscope with a powerful camera that allows the uninterrupted monitoring of the embryo during its first hours of life. In this way, we can keep a close eye on the embryo, from the moment when the oocyte is inseminated and begins to divide into smaller and smaller cells, until it can be transferred to the uterus.

Orthopedics Stem Cell


Research on mesenchymal stem cells regenerative properties in knee osteoarthritis. In these studies, researchers suggest that Stem Cell Therapy has the potential to regenerate lost cartilage, stop and reverse cartilage degeneration, provide pain relief, and improve patient mobility.


Stem Cell Therapy as an Alternative to Rotator Cuff & Shoulder Replacement Surgery. Stem cell therapy may offer an excellent alternative for patients looking to avoid shoulder joint replacement surgery, as well as many other surgical treatments for shoulder pain.


If you suffer from chronic or acute ankle pain or instability due to arthritis, cartilage loss, ligament strain or tear, or tendon damage, then you may benefit from non-surgical stem cell treatments or stem cell-enhanced surgery.

Back Pain

Patients now have a minimally invasive option. Stem cell therapy for back pain and disc herniations can potentially repair the damaged disc or facet joint, restore function, rehydrate the disc, and ultimately alleviate chronic pain.

Anti-Aging Stem Cell

Hair Loss

Stem cell therapy and PRP therapy have been shown to be most effective for: Those in the early stages of hair loss, patients who are not viable candidates for surgery and women who prefer to avoid hair surgery.

Facial Anti-Aging

Aesthetic Anti-Aging. The Aesthetic Stem Cell Localized Treatment is a non-surgical minimally invasive procedure to enhance the appearance of aging skin and hair restoration. This all-natural technique combines dermal injections of bone marrow or adipose tissue derived stem cells and growth factors.

Fertility Stem Cell

Endometrial PRP

The stem cells used for treatment of a thin endometrium include mesenchymal stem cells. In addition, successful repair of the endometrium in pregnancy with stem cells has been reported previously.

Low Ovarian Reserve (PRP)

The treatment uses PRP (Platelet-Rich-Plasma), which with stem cell therapy is the novel therapeutic approach for restoring the quality of the ovarian reserve.Your PRP will contain a physiologic balance of platelets, growth factors and white blood cells tailored specifically for you.

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