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Can i get dermabrasion if i have acne? i want dermabrasion, but i have a lot of acne. can i still have the procedure, and will it improve my acne?

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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Microdermabrasion : Microdermabrasion does not work very well for active acne. It is much better for acne scars. Therefore you may try another treatment to help clear the acne up (i.e. An antibiotic like Doxycycline or a medication called accutane). Once the acne has cleared, microdermabrasion will work well for the scars
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Microdermabrasion: In the presence of active acne the cosmetic procedure recommended is microdermabrasion rather than dermabrasion. Either a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon usually performs this procedure.

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