Microdermabrasion or Chemical Peels After a Photofacial

After you get a photofacial, how long do you need to wait if you also want to get microdermabrasion or a chemical peel? What is the recommended series (and time in between) of combining photofacials and microdermabrasion? Thanks.

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Microderm After Photofacial

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I often combine microdermabrasion and photofacials. Sometimes we pre-treat with a microderm immediately before a photofacial to treat difficult areas; or we separate them by about a week. I'd don't recommend chemical peels, unless directly overseen by the office performing your photofacials, as many are light and photo-sensitive and can cause problems.

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