Facial plast Surg 2004; 20(1): 51-56
DOI: 10.1055/s-2004-822959
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Microcoblation: Nonablative Skin Rejuvenation

Manoj T. Abraham1 , Gregory S. Keller2 , 3 , Gayla Pinkosky3 , Cary E. Feibleman4 , James Kelly5 , Daniel Man6 , Marcia Glenn7
  • 1Vasser Hospital, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • 2Division of Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • 3Keller Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic and Laser Center, Santa Barbara, CA
  • 4Department of Dermatology, University of California, Los Angeles, Long Beach, CA
  • 5Western Arkansas Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Center, Fort Smith, AR
  • 6Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Laser Center, Boca Raton, FL
  • 7King-Drew Medical Center, Marina del Rey, CA
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Publication Date:
22 March 2004 (online)

Microcoblation is the application of a controlled high-energy plasma field to intact aging skin. The treatment is nonablative and yields predictable, reversible histological changes in the epidermis, which result in skin rejuvenation. Recovery time and side effects are minimal. Although the mechanism of action is different, patient satisfaction with microcoblation compares very favorably with microdermabrasion, the traditional method of superficial skin rejuvenation.