What Side Effects Are Possible from Microdermabrasion? Scarring?

Is scarring and pitting possible without breaking the skin withmicroderm?

Doctor Answers 1

Side effects from microdermabrasion

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

The most common side effects are a bit of dryness, irritation and dehydration of the skin. Occasionally you can have an acne flare up. Very rarely an infection is possible. If performed at a medical clinic under medical supervision, using medical grade equipment, the likelihood of problems is quite remote. ~ Dr. Benjamin Barankin, Toronto Dermatology Centre.

Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.