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 But other factors like prescription medications, irritation from chemical peels or microdermabrasion, and hormonal changes can also be to blame. Noel Cody, Essence, 1 July 2021 Its services include traditional hair salon offerings such as haircuts, hair coloring and perms, as well as waxing, microdermabrasion, eyelash extensions and aromatherapy massage. Cara Kelly, USA TODAY, 17 Mar. 2021 Save on beauty tools from top brands, including hair tools from T3, facial cleansing brushes by Foreo, microdermabrasion devices from PMD and more. Cnn Underscored Staff, CNN Underscored, 26 Nov. 2020 And give yourself an at-home facial for less with deals on Foreo facial cleansing brushes and PMD personal microdermabrasion machines. Chelsea Stone, CNN Underscored, 4 Nov. 2020 So here’s to all the ladies who felt compelled to pick up their lipstick tubes, mascara wands, jade rollers, microdermabrasion kits and edge control gel this week in honor of hallowing our beauty. Shalwah Evans, Essence, 19 June 2020 Directly following a spa cleansing and microdermabrasion my face broke out. Shalwah Evans, Essence, 30 Jan. 2020 Some mighty microdermabrasion will blast away that tired top layer of skin. Monica Corcoran Harel, Marie Claire, 31 Oct. 2019 Common triggers include acne, skin treatments such as microdermabrasion and lasers, oral contraception and pregnancy. Essence, 20 Jan. 2020

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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 25 Jul. 2021.

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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, 24 Jan. 2007

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