It’s happened again: You’ve looked down at your feet and immediately recognized that you’re overdue for a pedicure. Your skin is dry, your nails are brittle, and your feet just don’t look or feel the way you want them to. Your first instinct is probably to head over to your nearest day spa to get a pedicure, but most people don’t realize that, in the long term, getting pedicures at a day spa is really selling your feet short. Peruse these reasons why foot care clinics offer more than day spas next time you’re overdue for a pedicure.
Trust a Hygienic Location
No one wants to admit it, but some day spas are not up to par when it comes to hygiene. In addition to the potential for unclean water or unsanitized hands, most spas reuse nail polish brushes on multiple clients. This means that if one client has a nail fungus, an entire bottle of polish can become contaminated, and the fungus can spread to other clients via the brush. On the other hand, foot care clinics take hygiene very seriously. At Azilda Family Foot Care, we pour nail polish from the bottle into sterilized dishes and use one-time brushes, keeping our clients safe and healthy.
Enjoy A Deeper Level of Care
Sure, pedicures will make your feet look better for a period of time. However, because they are superficial, they don’t actually treat medical problems. At a clinic, a foot specialist can step in with medical techniques, like laser therapy, to address problems that are more complicated than what an esthetician can handle.
Choose the Right Products
Staff members at a foot clinic are also able to recommend products that can help your feet become healthier over time. They are also more equipped to spot the signs or symptoms of what could potentially be long-term podiatric problems and address them proactively to prevent more damage down the road.
Alleviate Pain Caused by Footwear
At a day spa, the minute your pedicure is over, you slip your shoes on and are on your way. But what if your shoes are what’s causing the problem? At a clinic, professionals are able to assess footwear to help clients understand what benefits or damages certain shoes may be doing over the long term. They can also recommend orthopedic shoes and sandals to help alleviate pain not only in the feet but also throughout the body.
While day spas are fine for cosmetic or superficial treatment, foot care clinics offer a more professional, hygienic, and long-term look at one of the most important parts of your body.