Definition of dermabrasion in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdəːməˈbreɪʒ(ə)n/


[mass noun]
(In cosmetic surgery) the removal of superficial layers of skin with a rapidly revolving abrasive tool.
Example sentences
  • 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.


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

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