Am I Going to Peel from a Microdermabrasion?

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Am I Going to Peel from a Microdermabrasion?

Great question,

You can have some flakiness after a microdermabrasion which is completely normal, deep peeling to the skin can mean the esthetician might have gone to rough or to deep and can possibly leave scabs. 

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Peeling after microdermabrasion

Peeling after microdermabrasion is typically much less than with chemical peels, often lasting 1-3 days, although some people don't peel at all.

Benjamin Barankin, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon
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Peeling after microdermabrasion

Skin peeling after microdermabrasion is possible and is normal.  It will usually resolves within a few days.  Make sure to folllow post-treatment instructions, e.g. wearing sunscreen.

Anatoli Freiman, MD, FRCPC

Toronto Dermatology Centre

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