Velvet Smooth™ Express Pedi FAQs

1. What are the consequences of dry skin and calluses?

If the calluses are not removed, the sensitive skin on the foot can tear and it becomes more vulnerable to bacteria. Inflammation and skin fungal infections can be the consequence. Dry, scaly skin and calluses should therefore be regularly removed.

2. What are the causes of dry skin and calluses?

Our feet carry us throughout our lives day by day. However, they often receive too little attention. The thick skin on the soles of our feet quickly becomes dry, rough and brittle from pressure, intensive burden or too tight shoes. An excess of new cells form in response to pressure and friction points, and those areas rapidly become rough and take on an unseemly yellowish colour.

3. What distinguishes the Scholl Velvet Smooth™ Express Pedi?

The Velvet Smooth™ Express Pedi has a detachable roller element and an ergonomic form for the easy removal of surplus skin even at small, inaccessible places.  The device roller bears microgranulated particles that ensure the gentle and easy removal of calluses without damaging the intact skin layers.

4. What is the advantage of the Express Pedi compared to manual callus files?

Callus removal with the Scholl Velvet Smooth™ Express Pedi is rapid and uncomplicated. Furthermore, it requires less force than required when using a conventional manual rasp or file.

5. How does the Scholl Velvet Smooth™ Express Pedi work?

Microgranulates on the roller of the Scholl Velvet Smooth™ Express Pedi ensure the gentle and easy removal of calluses without damaging the intact skin layers. The replacement rollers are supplied with differently sized granulations to effectively and gently remove calluses of different thickness.

6. Must I have experience in callus removal?

No, easy application and the safety stop also allow beginners to gently and thoroughly remove calluses.

7. Is there a danger of hurting oneself during callus removal with the Express Pedi?

No, the easy application and the safety stop allow gentle, safe and thorough callus removal even for beginners. However, the Velvet Smooth Express Pedi should not be applied to injured, wounded or irritated skin. If any irritations or complaints occur, the treatment must be discontinued immediately.

8. How frequently can I use the Scholl Velvet Smooth™ Express Pedi, and how long should a treatment be continued?

The Scholl Velvet Smooth™ Express Pedi can be successively applied as often as you like, until your feet feel soft and are freed from excessive callus. The duration of the treatment continues depending on the individual burden on the feet and the fit of the shoes. 

9. Should I soak my feet in a footbath before treatment, or what is the best preparation for hard skin removal?

No, feet should not be soaked in a footbath before the application of Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi. If the hard skin is soft and swollen by the footbath, then there is a possibility that the hard skin cannot be completely removed. An optimal removal of hard skin is carried out on dry skin. No preparation of the feet is necessary.

10. When using my Velvet Smooth™ Express Pedi, the device keeps stopping. What can I do about this?

If you apply too much pressure, the device automatically switches to OFF. This built-in safety stop protects your skin and prevents you from removing too much callus at a time. Try to apply less pressure and operate the device with uniform movements over the calloused skin.

11. When is the best time for callus removal?

Heavy strains or the wrong footwear lead to a pressure build-up which causes increased callus cell formation in your skin. The consequences include ugly patches of skin and painful callus thickening. We therefore recommend a year-round and regular removal of calluses. What time of a day you remove your calluses is left up to you.

12. How is the Express Pedi applied?

Move the unit gently over the calloused parts of the skin to remove excessive callus. Apply light to medium pressure. Avoid application on cracked or bloody skin.

13. How must I correctly hold the Express Pedi in the hand for callus removal?

Clasp the Express Pedi with one hand at the grip and move it gently over the calloused skin.

14. Must I replace the roller head after a certain number of applications? How can I tell when the roller head must be replaced?

The rollers must be replaced whenever they are worn out. Wear depends on the intensity as well as the duration of treatments. A worn-out roller no longer removes callus as thoroughly, since the full grain size is no longer completely present. As a rule, the roller appears to be lighter, and the grain size is abraded. Purchase replacement rollers at need. 

15. How do I dispose my old roller heads?

Preferably dispose the old roller heads in residual waste containers. There are no special requirements for the disposal of old roller heads. 

16. Must I especially clean the Express Pedi after application?

To clean the roller head, remove it from the unit and rinse in flowing water. Clean the unit with a moist cloth. Dry the unit and the roller head with a clean and dry cloth and put the roller head back into the unit.

17. Why do my feet require special attention and a special foot care cream?

Our feet carry us throughout our lives day after day. However, they often receive too little attention. There is a great difference between the skin on our hands and our feet due to the skin structure. The inner surfaces of our hand and feet skin are about ten times as thick as our remaining body skin, and therefore require special care.