dermabrasion

noun

derm·​abra·​sion ˌdər-mə-ˈbrā-zhən How to pronounce dermabrasion (audio)
: surgical removal of skin blemishes or imperfections (such as scars or tattoos) by abrasion (as with sandpaper or wire brushes)

Examples of dermabrasion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For scarring that doesn't improve with these products, your healthcare provider may suggest other treatments, including dermal filler injections, dermabrasion, and laser therapy. Sheeren Jegtvig, Verywell Health, 15 Feb. 2024 As a rule, any services using dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, radiofrequency, or lasers also could cause the filler to spread out. Jenny Berg, Vogue, 24 July 2023 Rather than blasting the skin with grit via traditional dermabrasion, this gentler approach vacuums out pores while simultaneously pushing in potent actives that moisturize, brighten, plump, and protect. Allure Editors, Allure, 24 Feb. 2023 For the dermabrasion method, the recovery time is substantially longer than the other two options. Emily Rekstis, Allure, 16 Aug. 2022 The $195 treatment includes micro-dermabrasion and extractions, which assist in the tightening of the skin. Ingrid Vasquez, Peoplemag, 19 Jan. 2023 Some other less-popular removal options include surgical removal and dermabrasion. Emily Rekstis, Allure, 16 Aug. 2022 Facial hair and recent shaving may alter the quantity of particles shed by dermabrasion when the mask is wiggled. Ncbi Rofl, Discover Magazine, 24 July 2012 However, mask wiggling has been reported to increase dermabrasion and bacterial contamination of surfaces immediately below the face. Ncbi Rofl, Discover Magazine, 24 July 2012

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1954, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dermabrasion was circa 1954

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“Dermabrasion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dermabrasion. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

dermabrasion

noun
derm·​abra·​sion ˌdər-mə-ˈbrā-zhən How to pronounce dermabrasion (audio)
: surgical removal of skin blemishes or imperfections (as scars or tattoos) by abrasion (as with sandpaper or wire brushes)

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