I have scleroderma and sjogrens disorder, can I be treated with microdermabrasion?
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Replied on 11/5/2013
By: Laser Lipo and Vein Center | Thomas Wright M.D. F.A.C.P.
Honestly, I am not sure whether you can or should be treated with microdermabrasion given your condition. While I consider microdermabrasion a very safe procedure, there is a small possibility that microdermabrasion could be extra irritating to someone with sjogrens disorder. My recommendation would be to do a small test area to make sure your skin tolerates it well, just to be safe. Make sure that the person who performs the treatment is certified and experienced.
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