Calluses are extremely common and typically occur on the hands and feet. Many women, in particular, develop calluses around their heels as a result of wearing high heeled shoes. While not usually painful, they are unsightly and often a source of embarrassment and/or irritation.
Callus Removal Products
Callus removal products range from a simple pumice stone to more hi-tech solutions such as electric callus removers. With improvements in technology and effectiveness, the latter have become an increasingly popular method for removing troublesome foot calluses, in particular.
Despite their obvious differences, both the pumice stone and the electric variety (also sometimes referred to as an electronic foot file), owe their effectiveness to the same basic mechanical principle. In both cases, an abrasive surface is applied to the affected area in order to remove rough, dry and calloused skin. Manual foot files are also available and function in a similar way, while so-called callus shavers use a blade to shave away dead skin.
In addition to the aforementioned mechanical solutions, there are also a number of callus treatments that use chemicals to achieve the same result. These are most often sold in gel form.
Electric Callus Removers
The convenience, ease of use, and affordability of electric callus removers makes them a logical choice for many people. Modern cordless devices are battery operated and have replaceable roller heads. There are a wide range of different brands to choose from and they can be purchased from all the major retailers both online and in store. Before you buy, read our electric callus remover reviews for guidance on the best models currently available.