With the sudden growth of nail salons popping up in almost every suburban shopping strip, we have also seen a rise in the instances of pedicure caused skin infections.
Unfortunately, I have seen first hand the damage these nail salons can do to your feet with a couple of my patients experiencing some terrible side effects.
How to Choose a Pedicure Salon to Avoid Infection
If you are considering visiting a nail salon for a pedicure, the first thing you should check is the type of sterilisation that they conduct on their pedicure equipment.
Unless the nail salon says to you we steralise all instruments with an Autoclave after each and every patient, turn the other way and walk out of the nail salon!
The risk of obtaining a fungal infection increases substantially if a nail salon is not using an Autoclave.
In a Podiatry clinic, sterilisation occurs on equipment after every single patient as per health regulations.
A Podiatry clinic will steralise with an Autoclave.
This is what your Podiatrist must do by the law!
See a Podiatrist Instead of a Nail Salon