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der·ma·bra·sion

 (dûr′mə-brā′zhən)
n.
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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dermabrasion

(ˌdɜːməˈbreɪʒən)
n
(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)

n.
the removal of acne scars, dermal nevi, or the like, by abrading.
[1950–55]
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dermabrasion

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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dermabrasion - removal of scars or tattoos by anesthetizing the skin surface and then sanding or scraping off some of the outer skin layer
remotion, removal - the act of removing; "he had surgery for the removal of a malignancy"
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Translations

der·ma·bra·sion

n. dermabrasión, abrasión cutánea, proceso empleado para eliminar los nevos y cicatrices de la acné.
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