dermabrasion


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Related to dermabrasion: chemical peel, Microdermabrasion

dermabrasion

 [derm″ah-bra´zhun]
planing of the skin done by mechanical means such as sandpaper or wire brushes.

der·ma·bra·sion

(der'mă-brā'zhŭn),
Operative procedure to efface acne scars or pits; performed with sandpaper, rotating abrasive drums, wire brushes, or other materials.

dermabrasion

/derm·abra·sion/ (der″mah-bra´zhun) planing of the skin done by mechanical means, e.g., sandpaper, wire brushes, etc.; see planing.

dermabrasion

(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.

dermabrasion

[dur′məbrā′zhən]
Etymology: Gk, derma, skin; L, abradere, to scrape
a treatment for the removal of superficial scars on the skin by the use of revolving wire brushes or sandpaper. An aerosol spray is used to freeze the skin for this procedure. Dermabrasion is performed to reduce facial scars of severe acne. Compare microdermabrasion.
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Dermabrasion

dermabrasion

A procedure in which a high-speed rotary wheel with a roughened surface (similar to fine-grained sandpaper) is used to abrade the skin which, once healed, is usually firmer and smoother, but may have residual pigment changes.

Indications
Extensive solar damage, skin wrinkling, to improve texture of pockmarked skin caused by severe acne or chickenpox.

dermabrasion

Dermatology A technique in which a dermatome or abrading device is used to remove the epidermis and superficial dermis, allowing regeneration of the epithelium to occur from underlying adnexal structures–eg pilosebaceous unit; dermabrasion is used to treat postacne scarring, scars caused by surgery, trauma, or varicella; it may be used to treat actinic keratosis, nevi, rhinophyma, seborrheic hyperplasia, seborrheic keratosis, solar elastosis, tattoos Contraindication Radiodermatitis, as radiation damages adnexal structures and blood supply

der·ma·bra·sion

(dĕrm'ă-brā'zhŭn)
Operative procedure used to remove acne scars or pits performed with sandpaper, rotating wire brushes, or other abrasive materials.
Synonym(s): planing.

dermabrasion

A procedure in cosmetic plastic surgery in which rough or pitted skin is smoothed down, and its appearance improved, by sandpapering or by the use of other abrasive methods.

Dermabrasion

A technique for removing the upper layers of skin with planing wheels powered by compressed air.

dermabrasion

planing of the skin done by mechanical means, e.g. sandpaper, wire brushes, etc.
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In its less radical form, where only the top layer is removed, dermabrasion is used in cosmetic and beauty clinics.
Chemical peels and dermabrasion can be difficult to deliver consistenty, explains Koch, who has experience using each of these techniques.
The spot showed a woman looking at herself in a bathroom mirror, with a voice-over that stated: "Now experience multi-level dermabrasion at home.
Jayne Savva# Diamond TomeMicro Dermabrasion and Omnilux Revive Skin Rejuvenation Facial each cost pounds 60.
1989 - Skin dermabrasion (often called skin resurfacing and peels) to remove acne scars and wrinkles becomes popular with the lunch bunch.
Other techniques such as dermabrasion, cryosurgery and excision are extremely invasive and usually result in scarring.
THE treatment dermabrasion is an extreme form of exfoliation.
Outside the scope of this report are services that should be carried out by a licensed physician, such as Botox injections, liposuction, or dermabrasion.
Peeling, destructive dermabrasion, micro-abrasion and laser all belong to an era when our only option was to destroy offending skin marks and wrinkles," he explains.