microdermabrasion

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noun mi·cro·derm·abra·sion \ˌmī-krō-dər-mə-ˈbrā-zhən\

Definition of microdermabrasion

  1. :  a cosmetic procedure for the skin that involves the mechanical abrasion and removal of all or part of the stratum corneum (as by a high pressure spray of granular crystals) and is used to rejuvenate the skin and to treat skin blemishes or imperfections (such as scars or wrinkles)

1993

First Known Use of microdermabrasion

1993


Medical Dictionary

microdermabrasion

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noun mi·cro·derm·abra·sion \ˌmī-krō-ˌdər-mə-ˈbrā-zhən\

Medical Definition of microdermabrasion

  1. :  a cosmetic procedure for the skin that involves the mechanical abrasion and removal of all or part of the stratum corneum (as by a high pressure spray of granular crystals) and is used to rejuvenate the skin and to treat skin blemishes or imperfections (such as scars or wrinkles) During a professional microdermabrasion treatment, skin is blasted with jagged-edged crystals, usually aluminum oxides, that are applied with a wand, which also has a suction mechanism to pull away dead skin cells.—Jessica Ramakrishnan, The Chicago Tribune, 24 Jan. 2007


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