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Is Microdermabrasion Safe While on Tetracyclines?

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Microdermabrasion while on Tetracyclines

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It is not contradindicated to have microdermabrasion performed while on Tetracyclines.  However, Tetracyclines can make you more photosensitive- that is, sensitive to the sun.  As with anyone who has microdermabrasion done, be sure to wear a good sunscreen!

New York Dermatologic Surgeon
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Tetracycline and microdermabrasion

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In my practice many acne patients are taking tetracycline or similar antibiotics while being treated with microdermabrasion.

Microdermabrasion is safe while you are on tetracycline.

Miami Beach Dermatologist

Microdermabrasion while on tetracyclines

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There is no problem with microdermabrasion while on tetracyclines. I would not do microdermabrasion if you are on any kind of topical or oral retinoid, such as: accutane/isotretinoin, tretinoin, tazarotenze, adapalene, vitamin A acid gel, epiduo, acitetrin, etc.

Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon
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Microdermabrasion Safety

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No worries.  Microdermabrasion is safe and in fact a useful adjunct to your other acne treatments.

Reading Plastic Surgeon
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