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Can a fungal infection be caused by microdermabrasion?

I had microdermabrasion done 4 months ago, and a patch developed shortly after. When I went this month, a specialist told me it's a fungal infection and recommended I use Sebifin, as well as Melaglow. But I don't have any irritation in that region. The area is dark red at times and light red at other times. Do I really have a fungal infection? How can this happen right after microdermabrasion? Please suggest a remedy.

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Answers


Replied on 3/4/2013

By: Synergi Medspa  |  Richard W. Maack, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Chesterfield, MO


Proper sterilization of the wands must be done to prevent infection. Is the recommended treatment (Sebifin and Melaglow) improving the area of concern? Was a culture obtained to verify a fungal infection? If this doesn't resolve, I would recommend seeking a 2nd opinion.


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