Question about Microdermabrasion: how old do you have to be to get microdermabrasion

Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)

Dr. Gavin Chan

Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics

Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
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Hello, I was just messaging to ask how old you have to be to get microdermabrasion?
What is the after care? And how effective is it on sun damaged/acne scarred/freckled skin? Thank you


You can be younger than 18, however, there needs to be a significant reason to have it done if this is the case, and you will need parental consent. Microdermabrasion is a gentle treatment, and sun protection is the main thing that needs to be attended to post-treatment. It is a very mildly effective treatment on sun damage/scarring/freckles. I would suggest a laser such as the Fraxel laser, should you wish to treat the problems you mentioned. This will get you better results , but also will cause a few days downtime per session. Again parental consent is required if you are under 18.

Dr. Gavin Chan
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