Can Microdermabrasion cause lumps?

I have just had my second microdermabrasion treatment. I now have two red lumps that are hard, don't move and are without heads. What are these. I haven't had lumps like this since I was in my late teens. I have very oily skin. I am 57 years old and worried that the micro could be causing this. Thank you

If these don’t go away soon, please see your doctor or dermatologist. Microdermabrasion doesn’t usually cause hard, red bumps so I’m wondering if these are related to something else.  An infection could develop but  sudden cystic acne at age 57 is unlikely!  Again, please see your doctor if these don’t go away.

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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