Vellus Hair

What Is Vellus Hair?

Vellus hair is the fine, wispy hair that covers most of the body. During puberty, some vellus hair changes to thicker hair called terminal hair.

What causes Vellus Hair?

In women, this hormonal imbalance can also trigger an increase of vellus hairs on their face and body. Vellus hair is also common with male pattern baldness. This type of hair loss occurs when a hormone called DHT damages hair follicles. As a result of this damage, terminal hairs thin and vellus hairs appear.

What treatments are available for Vellus Hair?

We offer free consultations for most treatments and you can often get an appointment to discuss your needs within a matter of days.


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