What is a Medical Pedicure?
A medical pedicure is a non-invasive procedure, typically performed by a Registered Chiropodist (foot specialist) who takes a medical approach to your nail care. Because HealthCasa Chiropodists only use single-use, sterile, disposable instruments, we eliminate the chance of any cross-contamination from other patients. Our hygienic, medical approach to a pedicure is a safe and effective way to deal with issues such as proper nail cutting and filing, ingrown toenails, corns, calluses, and so much more.
A medical pedicure focuses on proper, effective care of your toenails, toes and the soles of your feet. Not only do our Chiropodists perform this service for you, they also educate you on how to properly cut your toenails and how to recognize the signs and symptoms of certain foot conditions, so that you can maintain the health of your feet at home. The best part about a HealthCasa medical pedicure is that WE COME TO YOU. This service is provided in the comfort and safety of your own home and can even be performed in your backyard or on your balcony.
All HealthCasa Chiropodists adhere to the highest professional standards for creating a clean work environment in your home to prevent the spread of germs, fungus and any other diseases.
How is a Medical Pedicure different from a Traditional Pedicure?
The word pedicure itself comes from two Latin words:
Pedis: “of the foot”, and
While that makes perfect sense, there are some fundamental differences that you should be aware of:
A traditional pedicure is a cosmetic treatment of the feet and toenails focused primarily on the esthetics of the feet. For the most part, the goal of pedicures is to make the feet look nicer by removing thick dead skin, cutting your toenails, and often painting the toenails.
Pedicures usually include light exfoliation of dead skin, typically with a pumice stone or other similar tool. This is often followed by moisturizing and light massage of the lower leg.
Sanitation vs Sterilization: Know the difference
While getting a traditional pedicure might feel nice, it doesn’t come without risk. Most nail salons only sanitize their tools and instruments, but do not have the equipment or knowledge to effectively sterilize them. Sanitizing and sterilizing differ in almost everything from the definition to the methods used.
Sterilization involves completely killing the microorganisms on a surface
Sterilization uses very high steam temperatures to kill all bacteria
Sterilization works against every virus together with spores
Sanitization reduces harmful organisms to ensure the surface is 99.99% free of the pathogens.
Some viruses are resistant to sanitization.
Sanitization mostly uses chemicals containing chlorine or alcohol