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How Long After Microdermabrasion Should I Wait to Get a TCA Chemical Peel?

I am 39 yrs old and would like to improve the appearance of my fair skin and diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles. I recieved gift certificates for a microderabrasion and one for a TCA chemical peel. How long after the microdermabrasion should I wait to try the chemical peel?

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Combining a Microdermabrasion with a Chemical Peel

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While a chemical peel can be done the same day after the microdermabrasion, you need to be careful to have a very experienced person doing your treatment. The microdermabrasion will enhance the effect of the chemical peel by allowing for deeper penetration of the acid. This can either give you a nicer, enhanced effect in experienced hands, or an unwanted effect for someone who is inexperienced.

 

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South Burlington Dermatologic Surgeon
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TCA peels can be done the same day as a microdermabrasion.

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TCA peels can be done the same day as a micro dermabrasion and is important to have good aftercare such as a cortisone lotion, sunscreen and bleaching cream.  Everyone should be getting at least a medium peel every yr or several light ones each year to keep their skin looking great.  Sincerely,

David Hansen,MD

Web reference: http://www.drdavidhansen.com

Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
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