Eventually, I hope to link up glossary terms with corresponding pages, but for now, please use this glossary in combination with the search feature.
Vascular lesions: a rupture or malformation of blood vessels near the skin’s surface. Common types include broken capillaries, spider veins and port wine stains.
Vasodilators: drugs which cause the opening of blood vessels. The hair growth drug minoxidil is a vasodilator.
Vellus hair: small, fine, nearly invisible hair that covers most of the body.
Verucca: a medical term for a wart.
Virus: a microscopic organism often causing diseases. In hair removal, the chance of viral transfer can be nearly eliminated using universal precautions.
Vitiligo: milky unpigmented spots on the skin, usually occuring after adulthood, and more common in blacks. It’s what Michael Jackson claims to have.
Volt: a unit of electromotive force, one ampere of current against one ohm of resistance.