Are combining a mild Chemical Peel and Microdermbrasion safe?

I recently had a consultation at a spa. Was told that a Chemical Peel and Microdermabrasion will be the best treatment for me. Generally speaking is this safe?

Answers from doctors (3)


Impressions MediSpa

Published on Oct 17, 2017

Combining microdermbrasions and chemical peels will depend on your skin type. I typically do not recommend doing them together at the same time, however if you have thick, oily skin it is generally okay. I do recommend staggering treatments such as doing a microdermbrasion and then waiting 2 weeks to do a Chemical Peel, and then spacing the next microdermbrasion in 3 to 4 weeks.

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Answered by Impressions MediSpa

Combining microdermbrasions and chemical peels will depend on your skin type. I typically do not recommend doing them together at the same time, however if you have thick, oily skin it is generally okay. I do recommend staggering treatments such as doing a microdermbrasion and then waiting 2 weeks to do a Chemical Peel, and then spacing the next microdermbrasion in 3 to 4 weeks.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Rejuve

Published on Oct 15, 2010

It depends on the ingredients of the chemical peel. However, I don't find microdermabrasion generally effective for most skin problems.

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Answered by Rejuve

It depends on the ingredients of the chemical peel. However, I don't find microdermabrasion generally effective for most skin problems.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Celibre Medical Corporation

Published on Oct 14, 2010

While it is not really unsafe to perform both procedures, it may be irritating to the skin. Microdermabrasion and chemical peels (at least mild peels) are designed to exfoliate the skin, removing the upper layers of dead skin cells. If both treatments are combined at the same time, it could very well lead to red, irritated skin. We are not able to make a suggestion for the best treatment for you because we do not know which skin condition you are attempting to fix with these treatments.

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Answered by Celibre Medical Corporation

While it is not really unsafe to perform both procedures, it may be irritating to the skin. Microdermabrasion and chemical peels (at least mild peels) are designed to exfoliate the skin, removing the upper layers of dead skin cells. If both treatments are combined at the same time, it could very well lead to red, irritated skin. We are not able to make a suggestion for the best treatment for you because we do not know which skin condition you are attempting to fix with these treatments.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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