Share this entry

Share this page

microdermabrasion

Line breaks: micro|derm|abra¦sion
Pronunciation: /mʌɪkrəʊˌdəːməˈbreɪʒ(ə)n
 
/

Definition of microdermabrasion in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A cosmetic treatment in which the face is sprayed with exfoliant crystals to remove dead epidermal cells.
Example sentences
  • There's no crystal residue on the face, the treatment is less painful than traditional crystal microdermabrasion, and it leaves a nice, smooth finish, especially on thin, sensitive skin.
  • Laser treatments, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, collagen and Botox injections, light therapy and even medical acupuncture are being offered at a growing number of spas.
  • These days, Grace is working to undo the damage done by the sun's harsh rays, treatments involving microdermabrasion and chemical peels.

Definition of microdermabrasion in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure