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what are the differences between dermabrasion and salabrasion?

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Dr. David Voron
50 years experience Dermatology
See details: Dermabrasion can refer to any process in which the skin surface is abraded, but usually refers to the use of a mechanical rotary device similar to a "sander." salabrasion specifically refers to the use of a concentrated saline solution (saltwater) to perform the abrasion.
Answered on Mar 1, 2016
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Dr. Ralph Rosato
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Dermabrasion: Dermabrasion uses mechanical means to remove the outer layers of the skin. Salabrasion uses salt and water as the agent to remove the outer layers of the skin.
Answered on Aug 29, 2013
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