What is another word for dermabrasion?

26 synonyms found


[ dˈɜːmɐbɹˌe͡ɪʒən], [ dˈɜːmɐbɹˌe‍ɪʒən], [ d_ˈɜː_m_ɐ_b_ɹ_ˌeɪ_ʒ_ə_n]

How to use "Dermabrasion" in context?

Dermabrasion is a procedure that uses abrasive particles, such as sand, to remove the top layer of the skin.1 Treatment may be used for a variety of skin problems, including acne, psoriasis, and skin tags.

The treatment is performed by a doctor under a general anesthetic. First, the doctor creates a Paula's furrow, or a shallow scrape, with a blade or a Curette. They then apply the abrasive particles to the furrow, and use a rotating motion to create a sandpaper effect. The treatment may take a few minutes, or up to an hour.

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