I had glycolic peel about 2 weeks ago. I'm going for a microdermabrasion facial. Is that okay?

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Yes is the answer to your question. 2 weeks is a suitable amount of time to allow your skin to heal well. Alternating peels and Microdermabrasion should provide good results.

Hope this helps.

Birmingham Plastic Surgeon
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It should be fine

It is completely fine if your skin is healed. Everyones skin heals at different pace. Your provider will tell you if it is ok to have it spaced out by two weeks but it should be fine. Two weeks is enough period for skin to heal and usually combination of treatments yields best results. Good luck! 

Hardik Soni, MD
Summit Emergency Medicine Physician
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Yes ofcourse you can alternate the peel with microdermabrasion every 2 weeks provided there is no skin irritation.

Firas Al-Niaimi, MSc
London Dermatologist
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Microdermabrasion and chemical peels

Patients can definitely benefit from prevention, correction and protection treatments such as microdermabrasion and/or chemical peels done interchangeably at two week intervals.  At our practice, I recommend chemical peels and/or microdermabrasion depending on the amount of skin damage, sensitivity or downtime the patient has. Microdermabrasion can be done in a series one every two to three weeks for best results or as a quick fix for softer, smoother skin or special events. There is very little downtime and the skin feels refreshed, clean and bright.  For deeper exfoliation our medical aesthetician can adjust the treatment based on the skin type, thickness and goals of the patient. Microdermabrasion is also a great maintenance treatment to do once a month to keep skin free of acne breakouts, clogged pores and dullness.  Great for all skin types in any weather. There are so many great options for chemical peels which range from light, lunchtime or express peels to deeper peels for more intense correction.  Glycolic acid, lactic acid peels, or the Skin Medica Illuminize Peel for starter patients or patients busy on the go to brighten, tighten and soften the skin.  The Skin Medica Vitalize Peel is one of our most popular peels and is perfect for sun damage, melasma, lines, wrinkles, acne and acne scars.  Best done in a series of three peels, one every three weeks the Vitalize Peel refines the skin's texture and tone and creates an even palette.  There is very little discomfort or downtime with this medium depth peel, maybe just a few days..  Hope this helps.  Good luck.

David Shafer, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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