from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A surgical procedure designed to remove skin imperfections, such as scars, by abrading the surface of the skin with fine sandpaper or wire brushes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A cosmetic medical procedure in which the surface of the epidermis of the skin is removed by abrasion, typically to remove scarring or sun-damaged skin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. removal of scars or tattoos by anesthetizing the skin surface and then sanding or scraping off some of the outer skin layer
derm- + abrasion (Wiktionary)