Is it safe to combine a glycolic peel and microdermabrasion?

What are the recommended steps for combining microdermabrasion and a glycolic peel in the same service? Should you do the peel before or after the microderm? I have been told both ways and I am confused.

Answers from doctors (4)


More About Doctor Harry Glassman, M.D.

Published on May 11, 2018

We don't recommend doing these two services at the same time. If, however, you are going to combine them, you should do the peel after the microdermabrasion, and the peel should be mild.

Answered by Harry Glassman, M.D. (View Profile)

We don't recommend doing these two services at the same time. If, however, you are going to combine them, you should do the peel after the microdermabrasion, and the peel should be mild.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Forever Young MedSpa

Published on Feb 03, 2010

You can absolutely combine both microdermabrasion and peels but a customized planned needs to be followed with periods of heeling time in between are necessary, they cannot be done at the same time.

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Answered by Forever Young MedSpa

You can absolutely combine both microdermabrasion and peels but a customized planned needs to be followed with periods of heeling time in between are necessary, they cannot be done at the same time.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Esta Kronberg, M.D.

Published on Feb 03, 2010

I personally would not combine the two together. I think this is too much in one day. I think it is best to split them up and do them separately. If you are doing a glycolic peel I would do that first and then a week or two later do the Microdermabrasion.

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Answered by Esta Kronberg, M.D.

I personally would not combine the two together. I think this is too much in one day. I think it is best to split them up and do them separately. If you are doing a glycolic peel I would do that first and then a week or two later do the Microdermabrasion.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Celibre Medical Corporation

Published on Feb 03, 2010

We would be concerned about providing both procedures on the same day as they are designed to have the same effect on the skin. Both services cause exfoliation (removing dead skin cells from the surface) and combining them on the same day may lead to too much redness and irritation.

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Answered by Celibre Medical Corporation

We would be concerned about providing both procedures on the same day as they are designed to have the same effect on the skin. Both services cause exfoliation (removing dead skin cells from the surface) and combining them on the same day may lead to too much redness and irritation.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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