Lets begin by giving you an insight into how the best electric callus removers work. Electric callus removers come with rollers or disks that are detachable. These disks have hundreds of tiny bumps, which serve to exfoliate the dead skin on your calluses. They roll/rotate in a circular motion when you place it on your callus, essentially mimicking a pumice stone. The best electric callus removers are for people who are time constrained, and don’t mind spending some extra bucks to remedy their hardened skin.
Who Uses The Best Electric Callus Removers?
Earlier we reviewed Baby Foot’s Callus Peel, a product that delivers all round foot peeling for calluses. But what if you have only a small area on your foot affected by calluses? Peeling the skin on the whole foot would be a wasted effort, only to remove a small patch of callus. In that case you are looking for the best electric callus remover for your foot callus.
If you are diabetic or have calluses that bleed easily, then avoid electric removers completely.
Electric vs Traditional Route
So what are the benefits of using the best electric callus removers over a callus peel/callus cream?
- Re-usable – this is the best electric callus remover’s edge on traditional peels and such. It can be re-used by simply buying replacement disk.
- Faster – The electric remover works away the callus in a few minutes, compared to the 7-10 days the callus peel takes.
- Flexible – The speed settings of the best callus electric removers can be set to your liking. Depending on the thickness of the callus, a suitable strength can be chosen and that minimizes risks of irritating the skin. Strengths also vary by the type of roller or disk used. A more dense disk or roller will provide greater exfoliation. These are easily available as add-ons from the sellers. A callus peel on the other hand utilizes one universal strength which results in little to no difference in calluses that are thicker than usual.
No article is complete without listing of the downsides of a method. So here are some reasons why you should go for a callus peel over the best electric callus removers :
- The best electric callus removers can be expensive. They can range from $15 to $150 plus. In my humble opinion, their cost is justified if you have recurring calluses. In the long run they will prove to be more cost efficient due to their re-usable nature. If you are hard pressed for money then go for alternatives. But if you prefer saving money in the long run, then purchasing the best electric callus removers will be the better investment.
- Using an electric callus remover may need assistance from another person. Just like you cannot give yourself a hair cut, you also cannot trim your own calluses (at least not all). Calluses located on the heel and other awkward positions require ballerina-like flexibility which most of us don’t have. A second person will be required to help with such calluses. A cream or peel can be easily applied to all areas, which is more convenient.
- Needs adequate operation knowledge – Before rushing to work away your calluses, read the user manual. Pressing too hard can cause friction burns. It is similar to electric beard shavers and depilators which also require a good degree of caution. If your calluses tear easily or bleed often then this product is not for you!