dermabrasion

noun
derm·​abra·​sion | \ ˌdər-mə-ˈbrā-zhən How to pronounce dermabrasion (audio) \

Definition of dermabrasion

: 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 Sam Taggart’s father, Paul, was an entrepreneur who once sold Kirby vacuums door-to-door and later helped launch Ogio bags and a home dermabrasion unit. Tad Friend, The New Yorker, 1 Aug. 2022 More intense treatment options include dermabrasion, corticosteroid injections, laser treatment, cryotherapy, dermal fillers or scar-revision surgery. Dr. Michael Daignault, USA TODAY, 12 May 2022 The only difference is dermabrasion is more intense and is specifically for smoothing out scarring. Devon Abelman, Allure, 25 May 2021 The optimal time to pursue dermabrasion is about six weeks after your surgery because this is when the fibroblasts, which are the cells that form collagen, are at their peak, according to Desai. Devon Abelman, Allure, 25 May 2021 Forget about having to head to your local spa for a dermabrasion treatment. Jennifer Blair, chicagotribune.com, 19 Sep. 2020 After treatment, there may be some scarring, which is where the dermabrasion comes in. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, 28 Aug. 2018 Rather than blasting the skin with grit, à la traditional dermabrasion, this gentler approach vacuums out pores while simultaneously pushing in potent actives, which moisturize, brighten, plump, and protect. Jolene Edgar, Allure, 21 May 2018 For those wanting an outstanding day-spa treatment, including facials, massage, botox treatments or dermabrasions, the DermaLife Med Spa is excellent. James Clark, sandiegouniontribune.com, 19 Apr. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of dermabrasion

circa 1954, in the meaning defined above

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11 Aug 2022

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“Dermabrasion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dermabrasion. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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dermabrasion

noun
derm·​abra·​sion | \ ˌdər-mə-ˈbrā-zhən How to pronounce dermabrasion (audio) \

Medical Definition of dermabrasion

: surgical removal of skin blemishes or imperfections (as scars or tattoos) by abrasion (as with sandpaper or wire brushes)

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