dermabrasion


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dermabrasion

[¦dər·mə¦brā·zhən]
(medicine)
The surgical removal of scarred or tatooed skin by mechanical means such as rotating wire brushes or sandpaper.
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"This is in contradistinction to the observation that nodulocystic or severe inflammatory acne patients who have recently completed treatment with isotretinoin are among those most likely to benefit from treatment of their acne scars with modalities such as laser, dermabrasion, or chemical peels," the experts wrote in the consensus recommendations.
In its less radical form, where only the top layer is removed, dermabrasion is used in cosmetic and beauty clinics.
As for the down side of dermabrasion, he noted that the learning curve is steep, and there is a high risk for infection due to aerosolized particles.
Other suppliers are also targeting dermabrasion. The L'Oreal Paris ReFinish Micro-Dermabrasion Kit is winning space on a growing number of mass market retailers' skin care shelves.
Dermabrasion, or surgical skin planing, is a surgical procedure in which the dermatologic surgeon removes or sands the skin with a rotary, abrasive instrument.
Face peels -- using various methods including chemical peels, dermabrasion, and laser resurfacing -- are intended to reduce or eliminate wrinkles.
* Dermabrasion is most often used to "refinish" facial skin left scarred by acne, accidents, or previous surgery, or to smooth out fine facial wrinkles, such as those around the mouth.
The literature was divided into five areas: dermabrasion, chemical peels, cutaneous surgery, laser hair removal, and ablative/nonablative laser treatments.
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.
"We're seeing a lot of interest among baby boomers in skin care products that promise antiaging benefits, and dermabrasion is in that category," says Mary Anson, cosmetics and health and beauty aids buyer for Lewis Drugs.
Silkcoat[R] Balm from PCA SKIN[R] Clinical Care Products acts as a "biosphere" for skin damaged by excessive dryness or recovering from resurfacing treatments, such as laser, chemical peels, or dermabrasion.
Dermabrasion is a hugely popular treatment in the high-end specialty skin care industry, with more than three-quarters of a million women in the United States shelling out upwards of $1,000 apiece for the process last year, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.