Can a Diabetic Have Microdermabrasion?

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Microdermabrasion is safe for diabetic patients

Microdermabrasian is a procedure in which the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin are gently removed to expose fresh, healthy skin below.  There is no contra-indication for a diabetic patient to receive this procedure on the face.

Diabetic patients may have poor wound healing in areas such as the legs.  However, microdermabrasion should not create a wound if performed correctly.

Manhattan Dermatologist
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Microdermabrasion safety

Microdermabrasion is a very safe procedure.  It is a superficial mechanical, as opposed to chemical, exfoliation of the skin.  It is safe for the diabetic patient.   It is, however,  important to relay your medical history to the office where your having the procedure done so they can tailor the microdermasion for your specific condition.

Lisa Kates, MD
Annapolis Dermatologist
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Microdermabrasion should not lead to any issues in a diabetic

Microdermabrasion should not lead to any issues in a diabetic. You should be under good control however just to decrease any reaction or possible infection with the microdermabrasion. Even if you sugars were not under total control the chance of something happening with superficial microdermabrasion is extremely small. Microdermbrasion is a very superficial skin facial treatment and should not affect the skin's water tight barrier to a great degree.

So introduction of foreign material, bacteria past the defences is much less likely with microdermabrasion as opposed to deeper chemical peels, laser resurfacing and dermabrasion. Even with these deeper treatments, you can get them if you are a diabetic. One thing to make sure is to have your sugars under control. If this is not your current state, infections can be more risky for a diabetic with poor sugar control.

Philip Young, MD
Bellevue Facial Plastic Surgeon
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