A medical pedicure is the treatment to the skin of the feet and toenails for problems, or prevention of problems, by a Podiatrist. Treatments are provided by qualified health professionals and strict hygiene and sterlisation standards are maintained.
The types of conditions that Podiatrists treat in a medical pedicure include
- Skin infections- such as fungal
- Heel cracks and splits
- Ingrown nails
- Thickened nails
- Fungal Toenails
Prevention and Maintenance
Some people are unable to care for their own feet. This may be due to back problems, hand problems or poor eyesight. In these cases we provide basic foot care to PREVENT problems from developing and impacting on mobility and health.
What to expect
The medical pedicure will start with the cleaning of the feet with antiseptic wipes. Then your podiatrist will tailor your treatment to your needs.
- Long toenails will be cut and filed
- Thick toenails will be thinned out
- Ingrown nails will be cleared from the sides
- Corns and callous will be gently removed
- Rough and dry skin will be smoothed
- Padding and medicaments will be applied if needed
- A moisturising cream will be applied to finish the treatment
- Allow 45 minutes for initial appointments and 30 for standard appointments .
Preparing for your treatment
Please remove nail polish before attending.
Arrive 10 minutes early for your first appointment to complete paperwork.
To make an appointment with a Podicare Podiatrist to have your skin and nail problems treated, please contact us today.