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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



dermabrasion  listen  (DER-muh-BRAY-zhun)

  A type of surgery used to make the skin smooth and to improve the way deep scars, pits, and wrinkles look. After numbing the skin, a doctor removes the top layer of skin using sandpaper or a brush or burr (small file) that spins at a high speed.