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By DM Foot & Ankle
June 22, 2016
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: fungus   Pedicure  

FUNGUS - The word itself is scary. Being diagnosed with a toenail fungal infection is even scarier. Did you know many toenail fungal infections are caused by something we voluntarily do? We're talking about pampering your feet with a pedicure. Yes, while you are enjoying the relaxation of a pedicure you could be putting yourself  at risk to becoming a victim of the dreaded toenail fungus. Many people forget to think about the risks you are taking when you go to a salon for a pedicure. Even though the tools they are using may come out of a sterilization bag, how do you know they went through the proper sterilization process? Have you ever thought about how many people have used the same polish applicator brush that comes in the bottle of the polish you picked out to paint your toes with? And those nail files, has it every occurred to you just who's nail dust is all over that file the tech uses to file your nails with? These are all questions many people forget to address when indulging in a pedicure.

So, how can you lower your risk of a fungal infection, but still enjoy the perks of a pampering pedicure? We've got the solution for you! We are now offering your own personal pedicure tool set that you can purchase and bring with you to your next pedicure. Our personal pedicure tool kit includes:

  • Toenail clippers                     
  • Cuticle Nipper
  • Cuticle Pusher
  • DMFA Nail File

      

All tools are surgical stainless steel with the exception of the nail file, which should be replaced after each use. This kit can be purchased at our office for $15.00(+tax). To sweeten this already awesome deal, purchase the kit now through the end of August 2016 and we will throw in a free mini OPI nail polish of your choice for you to bring with you to your next pedicure. Come see us today at DM Foot and Ankle Associates and pick up your own personal pedicure tool set!

By Dr. Diana Emini
March 31, 2015
Category: Pedicures

While the fashions are always debated, as podiatrists, we know for sure that sporting Oscar-style shoes on a regular basis is a less-than-glamorous way to treat your feet. But sometimes there are occasions that call for these types of shoes. This is why celebrities prep their feet to make sure they’re looking and feeling great before a long night in heels or dress shoes.

So what is the key? Foot Spa’s and Pedicures! When you renew your feet with these kinds of treatments, they feel rejuvenated and refreshed.

Celebrities only go to the highest quality salons where the nail technician uses sterile equipment and disposes of it properly, so make sure that the environment and tools are sterile before choosing a salon.

The process starts with a foot soak, which softens the skin and conditions the cuticles to prepare them for treatment. After soaking the feet, a foot scrub is used to exfoliate and treat callused, aging, or dry feet. Be sure to avoid using a foot razor to scrub off the dead skin, this can be damaging to the skin. The scrub is intended to soften and revives the skin while stimulating blood flow. The dead skin is taken off and the cuticles are then cut so that your skin is left looking healthy!

Following the scrub, a foot masque is used to help hydrate and detoxify the feet. Masques help to draw out dirt and to make the skin soft. After the mask is removed, be sure to slather on a foot cream. This will ensure lasting hydration and helps to repair dry, cracked skin. Finally, if you are going to wear polish, bringing your own color to the salon is the safest way to make sure that fungus and other infections aren’t spread. 

It is important to take care of your feet and an occasional pampering is necessary. So now that you know how to pamper your feet like the celebrities do, you can feel like a star too!