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The fine hair present on the body before puberty.

[Latin, wool.]
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A hair follicle nevus is a congenital nodule made up of well-formed vellus hair follicles.
On the other hand, the presence of short vellus hair and circle hair within the patch is indicative of remitting disease.
Dermaplaning involves using a medical-grade scalpel to scrape the skin and remove the dead skin cells on the skin's surface and to also get rid of vellus hairs, those very fine and short hairs that grow on our face and body to help regulate the body's temperature.
Safe and hygienic, the device uses a subtle sonic vibration and a proprietary edge to remove the oldest layer of dead skin cells and built-up debris while painlessly sweeping away unwanted vellus hair.
Trichotillomania patients often present asymmetrical regions of alopecia in addition to fractured, coiled, and short vellus hairs.
Beginning with the Lanugo hair at birth, vellus hair in the first few months of infancy, followed by terminal hair, grown mostly in the pubic part and faces for men and some women (Pergament, 1999), hair remains an attachment to the skin serving varying purposes.
These patients usually have other skin findings including palmoplantar keratoderma, white plaques on the mouth, and skin cysts (steatocystoma multiplex and vellus hair cysts).
The most common dermoscopic findings observed in AA were black dots (76%), short vellus hairs (71%) and broken hairs (67%).
Steatocystoma multiplex may be associated with eruptive vellus hair cysts and pachyonychia congenita (nail and teeth abnormalities and palmoplantar keratoderma).
At baseline, the predominant trichoscopic feature was the presence of vellus hairs and intermediate- and thick-diameter terminal hair shafts.
Previous studies have hypothesized that BCCs arise from follicular germ cells such as the primary epithelial hair germ cell, follicular germinative cells, ORS of hair follicle, ORS of vellus hair follicles, hair matrix and primordial dermal adnexa, ORS of hair follicle of embryonic hair germ, embryonic primary epithelial germ cell, and pluripotent stem cell [9, 14, 16].
The treatment promises to get rid of dead skin and vellus hair found on the face.