chemabrasion

Definition / meaning of chemabrasion

A procedure used to improve the way certain skin problems look. These problems include acne scars, wrinkles, or skin changes caused by long-term sun exposure. A chemical solution is put on the skin to dissolve the top layers of skin cells. Also called chemexfoliation and chemical peel.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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