Definition of dermabrasion in English:

dermabrasion

Syllabification: derm·a·bra·sion
Pronunciation: /ˌdərməˈbrāZHən
 
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noun

  • The removal of superficial layers of skin with a rapidly revolving abrasive tool, as a technique in cosmetic surgery.
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    • There are chapters on skin flaps, skin grafting, dermabrasion, tissue expansion, cryosurgery, chemical peeling, hair restoration, face lifts, and sclerotherapy.
    • Surgical excision, dermabrasion, electrosurgery and cryosurgery may be curative.
    • Tattoos can be removed by various means, including dermabrasion, excision and suturing, and laser surgery, though usually with some residual scarring.

Origin

1950s: from Greek derma 'skin' + abrasion.

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