Glamour Toes – Pedicure Safety

pedicure safetyEveryone recognizes the fact that women enjoy a little pampering now and again – breakfast in bed, a neck massage or perhaps a salon pedicure. All of the above would make anyone’s day special, especially when your best partner is on the giving end of this, right? What about the salon pedicure? Have you ever stopped to think that by entering this environment you are placing your health at risk, or at least the health of your feet?

If you have any doubts about your favorite salon or if you are going to a new one, plan on an early arrival to watch what is going on around you. Do you know for a fact that your nail technician has washed their hands between clients? Do they appropriately clean the spa tub between clients?

There are several concerns that should be carefully weighed before plunking down your coin to enjoy a little spa time.

  • Cleanliness: Tub spas need to filled with water and have a hospital strength disinfectant added to the water and left to sit for 10 minutes minimum. Then drained and wiped with paper towels.
  • Instrument sterilization: Instruments need to be sterilized between uses.  Better yet, a salon allows you to bring your own instruments and they can spray them with disinfectant prior to and after use.

If you don’t see this type of activity at the salon you are visiting, RUN! Nail salons are notorious for harboring a host of bacteria and fungi, which includes:

  • Ringworm
  • Tinea
  • Yeast
  • Staph

You don’t want to risk leaving with something you didn’t plan on. You may think your salon offers the best prices in town.  But if they are scrimping on their budget in the cleanliness department, you will never offset the cost of medical and fungal treatments with what you are able to save on manicures and pedicures.  A pedicure does not last forever, but it seems like nail fungus does. It cannot be stressed enough – cleanliness is everything!

If you are having second thoughts about your salon, check with Drs. Joel Brook, Arroyo, and McClurkin at Dallas Podiatry Works.  They provide MediCureNow, a safe, hygenic and relaxing medical pedicure, right in their offices. Call 972.853.7100. Your feet will thank you for it!

If you live in the Dallas or Plano, TX areas and can recommend a trusted salon, or if you have your own pedicure story, please comment below!

The doctor has great “bedside manners” when talking to patients. Great staff and comfortable atmosphere.

Derrick W.

The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of foot care.

Joseph B.

I would highly recommend Dr. Brook to anyone with foot problems–especially problems that stump other podiatrists. He really is very caring and very knowledgeable.

Jeannette H.

Dr. Joel Brook and the staff were nice and helpful. Though I was a new patient, I got right in as soon as they were open in my preferred location. They diagnosed the problem and provided medicines along with a perfect gel bandage so I could keep exercising while my toes healed. My toes already hurt less and look a little better each day. If I have future issues, I will be a repeat customer. Here’s hoping I don’t, but at least I know my feet are in good hands.

Meryl E.

I visited this office for an ingrown toe nail a few years ago. After seeing another doctor, who made it worse, he referred me to Dallas Podiatry Works. The doctor there was able to fix my problem. I’m not great with reviews, all I can tell you is that this doctor and staff will have you up and running or doing whatever it is you do in no time. You will be in great hands. You’d be a fool not to use this doctor. Now its time to visit him again for the other toe.

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Been having bad ankle pains for 6 months was referred here and it was a great visit ladies in the front desk medical assistants and the Doctor were all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable.

Elizabeth G.

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