[ dur-muh-brey-zhuh n ]
/ ˌdɜr məˈbreɪ ʒən /


the removal of acne scars, dermal nevi, or the like, by abrading.

Origin of dermabrasion

First recorded in 1950–55; derm- + abrasion
Also called skin planing. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for dermabrasion

/ (ˌdɜːməˈbreɪʒən) /


a procedure in cosmetic surgery in which rough facial skin is removed by scrubbing

Word Origin for dermabrasion

C20: from Greek derma skin + abrasion
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Medicine definitions for dermabrasion

[ dûr′mə-brāzhən ]


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
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