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planing of the skin done by mechanical means such as sandpaper or wire brushes.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Operative procedure to efface acne scars or pits; performed with sandpaper, rotating abrasive drums, wire brushes, or other materials.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
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
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Operative procedure used to remove acne scars or pits performed with sandpaper, rotating wire brushes, or other abrasive materials.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
A technique for removing the upper layers of skin with planing wheels powered by compressed air.
Mentioned in: Plastic, Cosmetic, and Reconstructive Surgery
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.