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August 05, 2013
Category: Nail Spa
Tags: pedicure   Diabetics  
Nails play a significant role in beautifying your hands and feet. But, taking care of the nails is not always an easy job.  The matrix is the part of the nail under the cuticle generating new nail growth.   Looking after your nail matrix today helps ensure healthy looking nails a few months down the road when the new nail actually grows out to the ends of your fingers and toes.  It is much easier to help out NEW nail growth from the start than it is to try to dramatically change your existing nail.  If you enjoy getting manicures and pedicures on your natural nails, as a professional nail technician it is recommended to keep nails healthy between visits.  Here are a few nail tips that can help nails stay healthy between services:
  • Take the time to care for your nails
  • Stop biting or picking at your nails
  • Use a nail hardener to protect nails from splitting and peeling
  • Vitamin E supplements keep nails growing long and strong
  • Pastels and neutrals go the distance on longer and round nails
  • Dark shades of nail polish look best on short, squared nails
  • Apply a moisturizer to your nails every night to reduce evaporation of water
  • A weekly manicure can do wonders for your nails and cuticles
  • Pushing the cuticles back can stimulate new growth
  • A monthly pedicure can save your feet from a world of complications 


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Dr. Robert Spalding, a Chattanooga podiatrist, was recently featured on CNN's Anderson Cooper's talk show to discuss the dangers of typical nail salons.  To view the full interview visit www.andersoncooper.com/2013/02/01/5-questions-to-ask-your-nail-salon   Dr. Spalding also wrote a book, Death by Pedicure, available on amazon.com

It is for exaclty these risks that we opened the Nail Spa at FAC.  Appointments are going quickly so call for yours today...425-0668

December 12, 2012
Category: Nail Spa
Tags: pedicure  

We are excited to announce that we will soon be offering manicures and pedicures in our office.  We get the question daily, "where can I get a safe pedicure?"  Now we have the answer!  Our office will be using a pedicure station that has disposable liners so you will never share a foot tub with anyone else again.  We will also be medically sterilizing all of our instruments.  Perfect for current patients of ours or anyone who comes to Saint Thomas Hospital, works at the hospital, lives nearby, has a friend of family member at the hospital for a procedure or stay, and/or is just insistent on a good, clean pedicure.

        Keep in touch and make your appointment soon!