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NY Podiatrist Discusses Risks of Pedicures
You may have a little more trouble relaxing into that massage chair with a magazine after this one -- an unsanitary pedicure could lead to a viral infection (such as warts), bacterial infections from ingrown toenails and aggressive filing, or a fungal infection of the skin and nails, among other serious health problems, says Dr. Jackie Sutera, a New York City podiatrist. Since some salons have better sanitizing practices than others, she recommends that you always bring your own tools, including cuticle nippers, toe clippers, a nail file, nail clippers and, most importantly, a foot file. "That's one of the dirtiest things in that whole salon," she says. "There's a misconception that because they put it in a blue solution or because they put it in a thing that looks like a toaster oven, it's clean -- but it might not be."
Sutera recommends hitting the spa earlier in the day, when things tend to be a bit cleaner and sanitary -- before dozens of feet have soaked in the same bath on the same day and before technicians have a possibility of getting tired. Also, don't give into the temptation to soak your feet too long. "It's a cesspool in there," Sutera says of the foot bath. "Don't sit there and soak in that water forever."
Source: Dana Oliver, Huffington Post [5/22/15]
The above article illustrates exactly why we opened our own nail spa. You don't have to worry that your instruments are put in some "toaster." Our instruments are sterilized in the same way they would be for a surgical procedure. And once you get your nail kit you will know that the buffers and files are only yours. Rest easy and enjoy your service at our nail spa...you deserve it!
Lots of ladies (and even some gents!) like to polish their piggies with lovely lacquers. But in recent years,
some have become concerned that the rainbow on your toes could perhaps be harmful to your health. Your
Tennessee foot specialists at Foot & Ankle Specialists of Nashville and The Nail Spa at FAC want to make sure you’re
fully informed about the safety of your manicure in Nashville.
What are the dangerous claims about nail polish?
Certain brands and colors of nail polish were tested in a 2012 California study to see if they contained various dangerous chemicals. Remember dissecting frogs back in junior high? The animals were preserved in the chemical formaldehyde, a known carcinogen, and a known ingredient in some nail polishes.
Formaldehyde is used in polish as a hardening agent, while DBP (dibutyl phthalate) provides sheen and flexibility to the formula and toluene evenly suspends the color. These two are known to cause birth defects and should probably be avoided by pregnant women. Additionally, they can also lead to developmental issues so some pediatricians recommend not painting the nails of children, especially ones that bite their fingernails.
What is the reality?
The Nashville foot doctors at Foot & Ankle Specialists of Nashville don’t want you to worry too much, though. Unless you’re around nail polish fumes for extended periods of time, your risks aren't terribly high. Since the study was published, many of the companies, largely lesser-known names, have said they’ve removed these chemicals from their products, while others simply no longer state that their polishes are free of these materials.
However, with major brands such as OPI, the some most serious risks are irritation to the eyes, lungs and skin. As any frequent polisher knows, these are traditionally mild and go away quickly.Nail polish is, overall, a relatively safe product. As with any chemical, it must be used with caution in order to avoid any possible negative effects. Research a brand to make sure it doesn’t use any harmful materials
any only use as directed.
When getting your manicure in Nashville, choose wisely. The specialists at Foot & Ankle Specialists of Nashville and The Nail Spa at FAC want to ensure you are in good health from head to painted toes.
Most definitely! Men and women deserve a little pampering every once in a while. But in the past, many men wouldn’t even consider a manicure, but nowadays they are becoming more open to nail care. And Men should care about the health and appearance of their toenails and nails, which is why they should think about a medical manicure—treats hands for healthy and esthetically pleasing nails.
Benefits of a Manicure
Your significant other will appreciate that you took time out of your day to care for yourself. A manicure provides a number of benefits because the nail technician:
- Removes painful hangnails
- Trims sharp or uneven nails without damaging the skin
- Gives nails a uniform shape
- Softens rough hands (including calluses)
Manicures are the New Trend in Hollywood
If you still are convinced that manicures aren’t for men, consider all of the Hollywood elite who are taking time out of their schedules to enjoy a professional manicure. From rappers (Snoop Dogg) to soccer players (David Beckham), stars understand that the little things can make a big difference to their professional appearance. Even top actor, Johnny Depp, has taken an appreciation to manicures.
For Nashville, TN natives, men and women can do more than go to the nail salon at the local mall. We have a Nashville medical nail spa that is operated by a podiatrist (foot specialist), so our sterilization and treatment techniques go beyond just making nails look esthetically pleasing—we make sure you don’t have any underlying problems. And a sterile environment reduces the risk of getting an infection.
Interested in scheduling a manicure? Call today at (615) 662-6676.
By The Nail Spa at FAC
May 13, 2014
Nail Spa Conveniently Located in Nashville Saint Thomas West Hospital
Convenient Location & Sterile Environment
Sterilization standards at hospitals are held at a high-regard. A hospital building follows many regulations and codes, and the staff follows the set standards, especially when it comes to creating a safe and sterile environment for the patients.
Our nail spa and podiatry office, conveniently located in the hospital, provide a top-notch, clean environment. We take sterilization very seriously, and for good reason. As a podiatry center, we handle a variety of foot issues, including toenail fungus.
Nail Spa in Nashville Guarantees Safe and Flawless Mani/Pedi’s.
Once bacteria enter through a wound in the toenail, it’s difficult to get rid of the infection without help from a professional. And the bacteria can easily transfer from one person to the next, and media has put the blame on nail salons for housing bacteria that can lead to infection/toenail fungus.
A nail spa affiliated with a podiatry office runs differently than a traditional nail salon. Our nail technician utilizes surgically sterilized instruments and personalized nails kits to ensure the safest and most effective medical pedicures and manicures.
Moreover, it’s convenient for our practice to be located in a hospital for one more reason. If a patient needs immediate attention, we can coordinate specialized care with one of our highly trained and experience podiatry staff members.
Do You Want a Virtual Tour?
It’s hard to describe in words what our nail spa facility looks like and how it operates, which is why a video makes this task much easier. For more information about the facility, watch our YouTube video tour.
Do you know why a medical nail spa in Nashville is more convenient for foot care and health? Call our office at (615) 662-6676. We would be happy to answer your questions.
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