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 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, "Serayah, Iman, Pearl Thusi And Other Celebrity Beauty Looks Of The Week," 19 June 2020 Directly following a spa cleansing and microdermabrasion my face broke out. Shalwah Evans, Essence, "I Broke Out Right After A Facial. Why?," 30 Jan. 2020 Some mighty microdermabrasion will blast away that tired top layer of skin. Monica Corcoran Harel, Marie Claire, "The Problem With Beauty & Wellness Slacking," 31 Oct. 2019 Common triggers include acne, skin treatments such as microdermabrasion and lasers, oral contraception and pregnancy. Essence, "Everything You Need To Know To Get The Skin You Want This Year," 20 Jan. 2020 But like all products, not every at-home microdermabrasion device is created the same. Braelyn Wood, Health.com, "This At-Home Microdermabrasion Pen Is Your Anti-Aging Secret for Fine Lines," 11 Sep. 2019 There are ways to manage the redness from cumulative sun damage, including a prescription retinoid cream, microdermabrasion, intense pulsed light, and laser treatments, the AAD says. Vanessa Caceres, SELF, "I Really Wish People Would Stop Commenting on the Sun Damage on My Chest," 26 July 2019 Think: microdermabrasion, a light peel, and LED light therapy to slough some of that dry skin off and start fresh. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "10 Decadent Beauty Splurges Worthy of Your Tax Return, According to Vogue Editors," 10 Apr. 2019 Meanwhile, a soothing Ayurvedic massage will reboot body and mind, and a microdermabrasion, laser-toning, and chemical-peeling facial (favored by Angelina Jolie) promises to turn back the clock. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "10 Decadent Beauty Splurges Worthy of Your Tax Return, According to Vogue Editors," 10 Apr. 2019

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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 8 Aug. 2020.

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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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