- the removal of acne scars, dermal nevi, or the like, by abrading.
Origin of dermabrasion
Also called skin planing.
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- a procedure in cosmetic surgery in which rough facial skin is removed by scrubbing
C20: from Greek derma skin + abrasion
Word Origin and History for dermabrasion
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A surgical procedure designed to remove skin imperfections, such as scars, by abrading the surface of the skin with fine sandpaper or wire brushes.planing