What are Vellus Hairs?

What are Vellus Hairs?

Vellus hairs, also known as peach fuzz, appear on everyone and are meant to help keep us warm and add a protective layer to our skin. Not everyone’s vellus hairs are visible, but some people’s hairs are thick and difficult to get rid of. Typical hair-removal methods like threading or waxing don’t always do the best job at removing this type of hair. Laser hair removal is effective on these hairs, but it takes multiple sessions to get the desired results. Additionally, laser hair removal doesn’t work for those with blonde or gray hairs.


Removes Superficial Dead Skin

Removes Superficial Dead Skin

In addition to removing peach fuzz, dermaplaning also removes the superficial layer of dead skin. This has an immediate brightening effect on your skin and reveals a fresh new layer of skin.


After my appointment

After my appointment

Dermaplaning aftercare is an important step in the process. Make sure to use sunscreen on your face because your new layer of skin will be more sensitive to the sun. Retinol and glycolic acids should also be avoided during the healing process.


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