There’s nothing better than leaving the salon pampered and relaxed after someone cares for your feet. But salon pedicures aren’t always safe because even in facilities that look clean on the surface, unsanitary conditions can lead to infection, ingrown toenails, foot fungus, and more.
At Arlington/Mansfield Foot & Ankle Centers, our board-certified providers are committed to the overall health and safety of your feet. That’s why we’re pleased to offer in-office medicures — medical pedicures that won’t risk the health of your feet.
This safe and effective therapy involves a medical-based corrective pedicure to treat the nails and skin of your feet — without the risks associated with salon-based pedicures. Keep reading to learn more about medicures and why your feet will thank you!
Pedicure or medicure: What’s the difference?
Most people are familiar with a traditional salon- or spa-based pedicure. This beauty treatment for your feet and legs typically involves scrubbing the skin with an exfoliating cream or pumice to remove dead skin cells, moisturizing your skin with lotions or oils, and trimming and shaping your nails.
While salons and spas are legally required to have clean equipment and use the proper techniques, the truth is that there’s little oversight. This can lead to cuts on your feet, letting in disease-causing bacteria or fungus — even when the nick is tiny.
Infections can be tricky to treat. And for people with an underlying medical condition, like diabetes, an infection can cause major foot problems, including difficult-to-heal skin ulcers and more.
Medical pedicures, or “medicures,” are similar to pedicures in that they pamper your feet. However, they’re performed in medical facilities where sterilization and hygiene are guaranteed. In addition, only licensed medical nail technicians and providers with advanced training are qualified to give medicures.
This means your Arlington/Mansfield Foot & Ankle Centers provider can safely reduce calluses, remove infected tissues, address dead or damaged skin and nails, and offer services to high-risk patients like those with diabetes.
What can I expect from a medicure?
When you come to Arlington/Mansfield Foot & Ankle Centers for a medicure, you can expect many of the same services as a traditional pedicure:
- Cleaning and exfoliation of your skin
- Relaxing foot scrub
- Skin moisturizing therapy
- Trimming and shaping your nails
- Smoothing of calluses and rough areas of skin
But your medicure technician is also trained to examine your nails and feet for issues that may require attention from a podiatrist. And because the medicure is performed in a clean, medically sound environment using sterile equipment, you can rest easy knowing you won’t walk away with an infection.
Treat your feet to a safe, effective medicure!
If you want to start the new year off with pampered feet, treat them to a safe, hygienic medicure. Performed under the guidance of our board-certified podiatrists, you can relax knowing the tools and materials used during your medicure are sterile and clean.
When you come to Arlington/Mansfield Foot & Ankle Centers for a medicure, our licensed and certified professionals understand how to medically care for your feet and can give your tootsies extra attention if you have any existing foot issues, including but not limited to:
- Diabetes-related foot problems
- Existing skin ulcers or infections
- Ingrown toenails
- Fungal infections
- Calluses or dry skin
We are currently scheduling Medicures in our Mansfield location only. Please contact our office at 817-467-1990 option 2 to schedule.