Can someone get Microdermabrasion when they have Crohn's disease and are taking Imuran?

I read on a website that if you have an autoimmune disease that you shouldn't get microdermabrasion. I would like to get microdermabrasion done on my face if it is safe to do so.

Doctor Answers 2

Consult your physician

Microdermabrasion is gentle and non-invasive method of removing the surface layer of the skin and it should not represent a problem if your skin is capable of restoration. It is not recommended to keratosis sufferers, active rosacea, active acne, diabetes, auto-immune disorders, fragile capillaries, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis or lupus. You should consult with your physician before committing yourself to microdermabrasion.

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Microdermabrasion is an extremely superficial procedure and you should have no problem getting it done

Melvin Elson, MD
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