dermal

adjective
der·​mal | \ ˈdər-məl How to pronounce dermal (audio) \

Definition of dermal

1 : of or relating to skin and especially to the dermis : cutaneous
2 : epidermal

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The word dermal often comes up nowadays in connection with cosmetic treatments. Dermal therapy usually means restoring moisture to dry, cracked skin. Dermal fillers such as collagen can be injected to fill in acne scars or reduce wrinkles. These have now been joined by treatments like Botox, which paralyzes facial dermal muscles, again in order to reduce wrinkles (since those dermal muscles are used to form expressions). A synonym for dermal is cutaneous.

Examples of dermal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are reports about people with cosmetic injections, such as dermal fillers used to smooth wrinkles, developing swelling in the areas they were previously treated a few days after receiving the coronavirus vaccine. Aidin Vaziri, San Francisco Chronicle, "Getting a coronavirus vaccine in the Bay Area? Here's what to expect," 1 Feb. 2021 This person had received prior dermal filler injections in the lip, Zhang said. Stat Staff, STAT, "FDA advisory panel endorses Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine, clearing way for authorization," 17 Dec. 2020 Both people who experienced swelling previously had cosmetic dermal fillers. Molly Longman, refinery29.com, "Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine Gets FDA Emergency Approval One Week After Pfizer’s," 23 Dec. 2020 One person had undergone the procedure two weeks before being vaccinated; the second had most recently had dermal fillers injected about six months before being vaccinated. Stat Staff, STAT, "FDA advisory panel endorses Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine, clearing way for authorization," 17 Dec. 2020 Both cases of serious facial swelling happened in people who had prior dermal fillers for cosmetic purposes, and were successfully treated with medications. Thomas M. Burton And Peter Loftus, WSJ, "Moderna’s Covid-19 Vaccine Gets Backing From FDA Advisory Panel," 17 Dec. 2020 There was an additional case of lip swelling in another person who had prior dermal filler. Thomas M. Burton And Peter Loftus, WSJ, "Moderna’s Covid-19 Vaccine Gets Backing From FDA Advisory Panel," 17 Dec. 2020 Additionally, the light stimulates the dermal layers of the skin to produce collagen. Pia Velasco, Good Housekeeping, "11 Easy and Proven Ways to Get Rid of Pimples Fast," 9 Oct. 2020 Services include neurotoxin injections, dermal fillers, chemical peels, medical grade skin care, microneedling, aqua facials, cryotherapy, IV infusions, B12 injections, and dermaplaning. Bob Bong, chicagotribune.com, "Comings & Goings: Seasonal Halloween stores popping up throughout the Southland," 15 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of dermal

circa 1803, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of dermal was circa 1803

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13 Feb 2021

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“Dermal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dermal. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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More Definitions for dermal

dermal

adjective
der·​mal | \ ˈdər-məl How to pronounce dermal (audio) \

Kids Definition of dermal

: of or relating to skin

dermal

adjective
der·​mal | \ ˈdər-məl How to pronounce dermal (audio) \

Medical Definition of dermal

1 : of or relating to skin and especially to the dermis : cutaneous
2 : epidermal

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