microdermabrasion

noun
mi·​cro·​derm·​abra·​sion | \ ˌmī-krō-dər-mə-ˈbrā-zhən How to pronounce microdermabrasion (audio) \

Definition of microdermabrasion

: 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)

Examples of microdermabrasion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Doing treatments such as microdermabrasion and chemical peels can help to exfoliate outer dead skin cells, which may potentially help to reduce the risk of harmful skin cells growing and accumulating over time. Greg Emmanuel, Essence, 17 Aug. 2022 This triple-powered microdermabrasion treatment is amplified by active enzymes, micro-exfoliants, and caffeine for smoother, visibly radiant skin. Daisy Maldonado, SELF, 2 Sep. 2022 Terms like hydroxy acids and microdermabrasion aside, exfoliation is nothing new. Washington Post, 12 Apr. 2021 Georgia first looks at specific skincare needs and recommends a state-of-the-art service, including microdermabrasion, lymphatic drainage, ultrasonic, micro current, LED light therapy, radio frequency or negative-ion oxygen therapy. Hanna Flanagan, PEOPLE.com, 15 Sep. 2021 Just three years later, in Atlanta's West End, Wright opened The Skin Trap Spa, offering services like microdermabrasion and dermaplane facials. Christian Cody, Allure, 12 Apr. 2022 The combined benefits of a chemical peel and microdermabrasion in a hydrating base of hyaluronic acid and squalane. Fiorella Valdesolo, WSJ, 5 Apr. 2022 From Thai massage to microdermabrasion, marine mud to cellulite sculpting, the Mediterranean-style spa integrates a modern approach to beauty with traditional healing, along with plenty of pampering and personalized attention along the way. Rona Berg, Devorah Lev-tov, Robb Report, 15 Mar. 2022 It’s not a bad idea either to keep these beauty tools on deck for calming skin after any peels or microdermabrasion treatments. Glamour, 14 Jan. 2022 See More

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1993, in the meaning defined above

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“Microdermabrasion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microdermabrasion. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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microdermabrasion

noun
mi·​cro·​derm·​abra·​sion | \ ˌmī-krō-ˌdər-mə-ˈbrā-zhən How to pronounce microdermabrasion (audio) \

Medical Definition of microdermabrasion

: 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

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