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)

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Recent Examples on the Web After treatment, there may be some scarring, which is where the dermabrasion comes in. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Melanie Griffith Posted a 'Bandaged' Selfie After Undergoing Dermabrasion Following Her Skin Cancer Treatment," 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, "The HydraFacial Phenomenon: Why Everyone Is Obsessed With This In-Office Treatment," 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, "Meet the neighbors with Tijuana daytrip," 19 Apr. 2018 Dermabrasion is another option, in which the top layer of skin is literally sanded away. Healthday, chicagotribune.com, "Tattoo remorse? What you need to know about erasing your ink," 3 July 2017 Dr. Ava Shamban, M.D.—Ava MD, at 9915 Santa Monica Boulevard The Big Picture is a layered treatment that includes the five essentials to rejuvenation: radio frequency, laser, peel, micro-dermabrasion, infusion. Sunhee Grinnell, Vanities, "Doctors’ Tips: Getting Red-Carpet-Ready from London to Los Angeles," 13 Feb. 2017

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circa 1954, in the meaning defined above

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“Dermabrasion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dermabrasion. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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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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