What is Vellus Hair?

Vellus hair (also known as peach fuzz) is found all over your body and is typically very fine and light. It is different to terminal hair which is found on top of the head, underarms and pubic area. Some people may find that this vellus hair is darker or longer and more visible in sunlight or when applying make-up. You cannot prevent vellus hair from growing as it is found all over the body apart from the palms of the hands and soles of the feet.

Is it safe to remove Vellus Hair?

Yes, it is perfectly safe to remove vellus hair and will result in a smoother skin texture, providing a better canvas to apply skincare and make up onto.

What can you do to remove Vellus Hair?

Traditional hair removal – Threading/waxing, these are not recommended for vellus hair as this forceful removal can result in the hair growing back thicker

Hair removal creams – May be effective for some people but can result in allergic reactions and skin sensitivity

Dermaplaning – A professional treatment that uses a sharp blade to gently remove the ‘fluffy’ vellus hair while also exfoliating away the dead skin layer. It will not make your hair grow back thicker or darker. Once your hair begins to grow back, it might feel different because the hair was cut straight across, but it’s actually the same texture as it was before and will grow at the same speed

Every skin is different and can be influenced by many factors so we would always recommend an initial consultation where a full skin analysis will be performed to determine the correct treatment plan to fit your goals, budget and lifestyle.

All of our treatments are results driven and clinically proven to make sure you get the smoother skin that you deserve.

With over 20 years combined experience in the Aesthetic industry, we have seen all severities of vellus and have equipped ourselves with the right tools to manage all conditions. We are considered the best skin clinic in Kenilworth and one of the best skin clinics in Warwickshire so you can be rest assured that you are in safe hands.

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Vellus Hair FAQs

Yes, it is perfectly safe to remove peach fuzz from your face using dermaplaning. Waxing and threading is not recommended as a safe form of removal for this sort of hair however as it can cause the hair to grow back thicker.

Dermaplaning performed by a trained professional is recommended for thorough removal of peach fuzz however it is not a permanent form of hair removal. For fine, light, fluffy facial hair there is no permanent form of hair removal currently available.

Generally the answer is no. For fine, light, fluffy facial hair there is no permanent form of hair removal currently available. If your hair is dark then it can potentially be removed, or reduced using laser hair removal, however this is not always possible with finer hair.

Dermaplaning isn’t just an effective form of hair removal on the face, it also has additional benefits such as exfoliating the skin by removing the surface dead skin layer when being performed by a trained professional.

No, this is a myth. When you remove fluffy facial hair with dermaplaning, it will not change the hair’s thickness, colour or rate of growth. Dermaplaning facial or body hair gives the hair a blunt tip, due to this the tip might feel coarse for a time as it grows out.

Dermaplaning is the best available treatment for thorough and fast removal of peach fuzz. It isn’t just an effective form of hair removal on the face, it also has additional benefits such as exfoliating the skin by removing the surface dead skin layer when being performed by a trained professional.

No, there is no skincare that will reduce hair growth.

No, this is a myth. When you remove fluffy facial hair with dermaplaning, it will not change the hair’s thickness, colour or rate of growth. Dermaplaning facial or body hair gives the hair a blunt tip, due to this the tip might feel coarse for a time as it grows out.

Vellus hair (peach fuzz) is fine, short hair that grows all over your body. Vellus hair helps regulate your body temperature and protects your skin. Excess vellus hair growth can happen for a number of reasons including;
Genetics – Excess or long vellus hair can be inherited
Anorexia or very low body weight – The body can produce more hair if it is malnourished to try and produce additional warmth
Age – As women age they can find their vellus facial hair becomes longer and more visible
Some health conditions – Such as Cushing’s syndrome and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

Vellus hair (peach fuzz) is fine, short hair that grows all over your body, everybody has it. Vellus hair helps regulate your body temperature and protects your skin. Excess vellus hair growth can happen for a number of reasons including;
Genetics – Excess or long vellus hair can be inherited
Anorexia or very low body weight – The body can produce more hair if it is malnourished to try and produce additional warmth
Age – As women age they can find their vellus facial hair becomes longer and more visible due to hormonal changes
Some health conditions – Such as Cushing’s syndrome and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

Don’t try to remove at home as this can lead to you cutting your skin and in severe cases result in scarring
Don’t try to remove at home as if the skin is not properly treated following dermaplaning it can be left open resulting in breakouts and skin irritation
Do see a trained professional to have your dermaplaning treatment done
Do avoid make up for 24 hours after removing vellus hair

This is most commonly caused by a change in hormones during pregnancy and the menopause.

This can be different from client to client, but approximately 4-6 weeks. Although it is not a permanent form of hair removal, many clients find that results last longer the more treatments they have.

Yes, there are many tools now available to remove peach fuzz at home. However, in a professional setting a surgical blade is used to remove hairs and dead skin as close to the skin’s surface as possible, this generally leads to longer lasting results. We will also use products designed to protect and nourish your skin following hair removal to prevent bacteria build up and breakouts.

There is nothing you can do to prevent peach fuzz. Everyone has vellus hair, it helps regulate your body temperature and protects your skin.

Prices will vary based upon your location, the quality of the machine being used and the experience of your practitioner. Head to our price list to see pricing of our Hydra-Planing treatment which is the most commonly recommended treatment for peach fuzz removal.