dermabrasion

[dur-muh-brey-zhuhn]
noun
the removal of acne scars, dermal nevi, or the like, by abrading.
Also called skin planing.


Origin:
1950–55; derm- + abrasion

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dermabrasion (ˌdɜːməˈbreɪʒən)
 
n
a procedure in cosmetic surgery in which rough facial skin is removed by scrubbing
 
[C20: from Greek derma skin + abrasion]

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dermabrasion
1954, from derma + abrasion.
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dermabrasion der·ma·bra·sion (dûr'mə-brā'zhən)
n.
A surgical procedure designed to remove skin imperfections, such as scars, by abrading the surface of the skin with fine sandpaper or wire brushes. Also called planing.

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Example sentences
Ancient forms of tattoo removal included primitive dermabrasion-scraping the skin with rough surfaces, such as sandpaper.
Dermabrasion is the removal of the top layers of the skin.
Dermabrasion involves removing the upper layers of the skin with a special wire
  brush called a burr or fraise.
Lasers and dermabrasion can also be used to improve the appearance.
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