I’m 23, female, and I have pretty bad acne that isn’t getting better. I currently use Accutane to help control it. I’m thinking about getting microdermabrasion to further help keep it in check. I’m a little concerned though: Will the aluminum oxide used for microdermabrasion react badly with the Accutane?
There are different machines for microdermabrasion. The use of Accutane for acne should make you cautious in undertaking any abrasive treatment to your skin. Microdermabrasion should pose no harm to yuur skin even with the use of Accutane. We do not use crystlal based microdermabrasion but rather small tips that act as a gentle sandpaper to your skin removing only the outer most layers of dead skin. There is absolutely no risk of interaction with this type of microdermabrasion and Accutane for acne.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld