Apr 15, 2005
Is microdermabaraion contradicted for the HIV patient or for the health for the operator or next client if the HIV individual is well controlled and univeral procautions used.
Response from Dr. Wohl
I see you did not choose to post in the Body's 'Microdermabrasion" forum!
Seriously, universal precautions mean that this procedure is done with the assumption that somebody with HIV, HBV or HCV will be the patient. So, it should be fine. I would, however, make your (assuming it is you) dermatologist aware of your HIV infection. This is important information for her/him to have in managing your care.
If they refuse to do the procedure, cry foul and call the ACLU.
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