By Dr. Mitchell Waskin
November 15, 2013
Category: Diabetic Foot Care
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We have a medical spa attached to our clinic for medical grade manicures and pedicures. Why? Several years back, I went around to try to find a place where I could refer some of my patients, where they can actually get clean pedicures — because people get infections all the time from pedicure salons. 
 
You might think that's not that big a deal, but if you're diabetic, and you're immunocompromised and you're at risk for infections, or you're undergoing chemotherapy treatment and you're at risk for infections — all of a sudden it becomes very important. You might say, just don't go to pedicure salons. Well, what if you can't take care of your own nails, or you don't have a family member who can help you with that? 
 
So, I went out searching, and I went to a lot of the better salons. Do you know how many I found that actually gave truly clean pedicures? Zero. Not one. 
 
So, we developed this medical grade spa here in our clinic. We have highly trained pedicurists, it's actually clean, and it's just like going to a nice salon for a pedicure or manicure. In fact, our medical grade spa is so clean, the oncologists at the cancer hospital at Johnston-Willis refer people undergoing chemotherapy over here to get manicures and pedicures.

 

For more information about our medical grade spa, give us a call at 804-320-FOOT (804-320-3668), or check out the links below. And, if you know someone who enjoys getting a manicure and pedicure, but worries about germs and infection, please share this post with them using the social sharing icons at the bottom of this page.

 

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