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planing of the skin done by mechanical means such as sandpaper or wire brushes.
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.
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.
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.
dermabrasionA 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.
Extensive solar damage, skin wrinkling, to improve texture of pockmarked skin caused by severe acne or chickenpox.
dermabrasionDermatology 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
Operative procedure used to remove acne scars or pits performed with sandpaper, rotating wire brushes, or other abrasive materials.
dermabrasionA 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.
A technique for removing the upper layers of skin with planing wheels powered by compressed air.
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planing of the skin done by mechanical means, e.g. sandpaper, wire brushes, etc.