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A surgical cosmetic procedure in which the facial skin is abraded with fine sandpaper or wire brushes in order to diminish the appearance of wrinkles, discoloration, scars, and other blemishes.
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(Surgery) a procedure in cosmetic surgery in which rough facial skin is removed by scrubbing
[C20: from Greek derma skin + abrasion]
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derm•a•bra•sion(ˌdɜr məˈbreɪ ʒən)
the removal of acne scars, dermal nevi, or the like, by abrading.
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the surgical process of removing the outer layer of the skin, as for cosmetic purposes in the removal of acne scars, etc.See also: Skin
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|Noun||1.||dermabrasion - removal of scars or tattoos by anesthetizing the skin surface and then sanding or scraping off some of the outer skin layer|
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n. dermabrasión, abrasión cutánea, proceso empleado para eliminar los nevos y cicatrices de la acné.
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