Because microcurrent promotes new cell growth (usually a good thing), it cannot distinguish between healthy cell growth and cancerous cell growth. Some studies warn that it could make active skin cancer worse. (Microcurrent would never CAUSE skin cancer, but it could potentially stimulate new cancer growth in someone who already has cancer.) If there are one or two places where skin cancer has been removed, we can sometimes avoid treating those areas, but if skin cancer is widespread it’s better not to take any chances.
Microdermabrasion does not stimulate skin cancer, but just like any chemical peel or exfoliating treatment, we need to make sure that your skin is healed properly. We would avoid any spot that is not yet healed or is too sensitive.
We ask that all our clients-however long standing-keep us informed of any unusual skin changes and see their dermatologist on a regular basis.