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chemosurgery
chemical peel
technique for restoring wrinkles, scarred, or blemished skin by application of an acid solution to peel away the top layers of skin
cryosurgery
destruction of tissue by freezing
dermabrasion
surgical removal of frozen epidermis using wure brushes and emery papers to remove scars, tattos, and/or wrinkles
debridement
removal of dead tissue from a wound or burn site to promote healing and prevent infection
curettage
to clean;
scraping of a wound using a spoon-like cutting instrument
electrosurgical procedures
use of electric currents to destroy tissue
electrocautery
use of instrument heated by electric current to coagulate bleeding areas by burning the tissue
electrodesiccation
use of short, high-requency, electric currents to destroy tissue by drying
fulguration
to lighten;
use of long, high-frequency, electric sparks to destroy tissue
incision and drainage
(I&D)
incision and drainage of infected skin lesion
laser surgery
surgery using laser in various dermatological procedures to remove lesions, scars, tattos, etc
laser
light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation
Mohs surgery
technique used to excise tumors of the skin by removing fresh tissue layer by layer until tumor-free plane is reached
skin grafting
transfer of skin from one body site to another to replace skin lose through burns or injury
autograft
transfer to a new position in body of same person
homograft
allograft
donor transfer between indviduals of same species
xenograft
heterograft
graft transfer from one animal species to one of another species