chemabrasion

chemabrasion

 [kēm″ah-bra´zhun]
superficial destruction of the epidermis and the upper layer of the dermis by application of a cauterant to the skin; done to remove marks and lesions such as scars or tattoos. Called also chemical peel.

chemabrasion

/chem·abra·sion/ (kēm″-ah-bra´zhun) superficial destruction of the epidermis and the dermis by application of a cauterant to the skin; done to remove scars, tattoos, etc.

chemabrasion

[kem′əbrā′zhən]
Etymology: Gk, chemeia, alchemy; L, ab + radere, to scrape off
a method of treating scars, chromatosis, or other skin disorders by applying chemicals that remove the surface layers of skin cells. See also chemical cauterization, chemosurgery.

chemabrasion

superficial destruction of the epidermis and the upper layer of the dermis by application of a cauterant to the skin.
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