When Pedicures Go Wrong

29 Oct

Whereever you get your pedicures done, please be attentive to your health and safety. If your pedicurist does not follow appropriate practices in terms of ensuring the cleanliness of her tools and her own personal hygiene, you run the risk of infection and other problems.

The purpose of a pedicure is to make your feet feel good but also attend to the health of your feet. The last thing you want is for something to go wrong.

These are graphic pictures of what can happen when things go awry. Because of their graphic nature we provide links to them rather than just display them.

Athlete’s Foot

Skin Sores Caused by Bacterial Infection

Planter’s Wart

Nail Mold

For your safety, pedicure bowls should be sanitized by running a hospital grade cleanser through the jets for at least 10 minutes between each client and then also sprayed down with a hospital grade sanitizer which kills Hep C, Hep B, bacteria, HIV and strepticoccal viruses.

Tools must be soaked for at least 10 minutes in a hospital grade sanitizer between each and every client. Spritzing the tip with alchohol does NOT kill most of the funguses, viruses or bacteria which can cause athletes foot, planters warts, nail fungus and molds, HIV, Hep B and C, strepp infections and nasty bacterial infections. At Off Whyte we used disposable sanitized  liners in our pedicure bowls, which are thrown away after use.

NOTE: It is not recomended you shave your legs prior to getting a pedicure.



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