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How many microdermabrasion treatments are safe?

Asked by Sophia 1.86K Rep.

Hello Dr. Schultz.

I’m just wondering how many Microdermabrasion treatments are “safe”? I have some scars on my face and my esthetician recommended about 20 treatments. Is this number realistic? How often can I have it done? Can I have chemical peels in between ? Or can I have them done at the same time/visit? I look forward to your response. Thank you.

Sophia answered
    Dr. Schultz 1.86K Rep.

    There is no limit to the number of microdermabrasion treatments that are safe, provided they are done properly and not too frequently.

    But twenty treatments sounds excessive in terms of whether or not they will realistically improve the scars on your face. I recommend at least 10-14 days between microdermabrasion treatments and, while you can have chemical peels in between, whether you’re using chemical exfoliation or physical exfoliation, again, you can’t do them too frequently or you will get an accumulated irritation. Wait at least 7-10 days between any of these treatments.

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