You might have heard the term 'medical pedicure' before. But what is it really? We know it sounds pretty daunting, but contrary to its name, medical pedicures are actually quite beneficial even for those without any medical issues. Want to know the signs you might need a medical pedicure? Read on to find out!
You're looking for more sanitary ways of getting a pedicure.
Medical pedicures are performed in a safe and sanitary environment without the crowd that nail salons usually attract. For example, here at Remedi Nail Spa, we use medical-grade products and sterilized tools during each treatment. Services are performed in a clean, private suite so you get to completely relax, and take a nap if you will ;)
You have a history of foot and nail issues.
Have you had fungal issues? Painful corns? Got calluses the size of a basketball? Your favorite nail lady might make your nails as beautiful as they can be, but only a podiatrist or a trained medical pedicurist can address all these issues, which brings us to our next point.
You need a professional to address your ingrown toenails.
Don't you just hate it when you get ingrown toenails? When not addressed properly it can get really painful and get infected.
While minor ingrowns can be DIY-ed, it's best to have a medical pedicurist take care of it. That way you can make sure that the area doesn't get infected any further.
You have a health condition that makes soaking in water inadvisable.
Soaking feet in water increases the risk of infection. So individuals with extremely dry, cracked skin and health issues like diabetes would benefit from a medical pedicure that uses the waterless method. Water can carry microorganisms that can enter open wounds, which makes the waterless medical pedicure method the best solution for your feet and nail issues.
You have difficulty reaching your feet.
It eventually happens to all of us sooner or later. If you are in this situation right now, have a medical pedicurist give your nails a professional cut or trim. Medical pedicure spas like ours use e-files to trim the nails safely and buff away excess cuticles.
Do any of these signs apply to you? If your answer is yes and you live close to us, get in touch with us here.