Pedicures Fredonia NY

The increasingly popular salon pedicure has its dark side, however; each year some customers endure outbreaks of potentially dangerous fungal infections caused by the procedure.

Continental School of Beauty- Batavia
215 E Main St
Batavia, NY
 
T. Carltons Salon
(631) 584-9393
412 N Country Rd
Saint James, NY

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Benoits Coiffures
(315) 488-0923
3795 Milton Ave.
Camillus, NY
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Haircut / Style, Hair Color, Highlights / Lowlights, Manicures, Pedicures, Facials, Massage, Body Treatments, Hair Removal

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Margrith of Switzerland
(212) 759-6670
875 3rd. Ave
New York, NY

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Dante Fleres Salon
(516) 484-1404
360 Wheatley Plaza
Greenvale, NY

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Capri Cosmetology Learning Center
39 North Plank Rd.
Newburgh, NY
 
Gold Laser Academy
75 Jackson Avenue
Syosset, NY
 
Tredora, An Aveda Salon & Day Spa
(845) 567-1333
99 Route 17 K
Newburgh, NY

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De Berardinis
(716) 685-6993
B 102 Walden Galleria Mall
Checktowaga, NY

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New Image Hair Network Inc.
(607) 535-2447
107 11th St
Watkins Glen, NY
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Haircut / Style, Special Occasions, Hair Color, Bridal Services, Highlights / Lowlights, Manicures, Color Correction, Pedicures, Permanents, Hair Removal, Body Waves, Make Up, Wave Relaxers, Make Up Application, Up – do's

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By Anna Soref

Walk down any city street and chances are you’ll pass a nail shop. It’s no surprise that these salons are on the rise—consumers have realized that $20 buys not only pretty (or flashy) nails, but also half an hour of pampering. The increasingly popular salon pedicure has its dark side, however; each year some customers endure outbreaks of potentially dangerous fungal infections caused by the procedure.

The health risks associated with pedicures became clear in 2000, when more than 100 customers at a Southern California nail salon came down with mycobacterial infections. This fast-growing bug typically causes boils, but if left untreated, it can also affect internal organs. Treatment usually includes antibiotics for six months or so and possibly even surgery. So, why did the whirlpools at the California spa contain mycobacteria? A soup of nail cuttings, hair, and skin debris had collected behind the tubs’ drainage screens.

Outbreaks like that certainly give one pause, but they’re not common enough for experts to advise against going to nail salons. “Are pedicures a danger? No. Are they a risk? Yes,” says Elizabeth Brooks, DPM, a podiatrist and biological sciences professor at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. “We’re bombarded with fungi everywhere,” she says. “What’s causing the problem is that the whirlpool provides the perfect environment for fungi to grow.”

How can you get a safe pedicure?
Brooks offers these tips:

Visit the the salon’s restrooms. Clean bathrooms can be a good indicator of a sanitary salon.
Check to see that the instruments are sterilized or heated in an autoclave. (Soaking instruments in that mysterious blue liquid just doesn’t cut it.)
Scrub-a-dub-dub. You want to see that foot tub washed with a strong disinfectant between pedicures.
Don’t shave your legs prior to a pedicure, whatever you do. Micro-abrasions from the razor create easy pathways for bacteria or fungi to enter the bloodstream. If you do get a cut or a nick, take your feet out of the water, apply a disinfectant, and finish the pedicure dry.
After the pedicure, if a nail becomes discolored or flaky, or has small indentations, see a doctor.

No Appointment Necessary
Treating yourself to a pedicure at home not only protects you from bacteria, but allows you to avoid the toxic fumes associated with polishes and acrylic nails, says Janice Cox, author of Natural Beauty at Home (Henry Holt, 2002). She offers the following steps for a therapeutic and relaxing at-home pedicure:
Soak feet for five to 10 minutes. To a basin or tub of warm water, add 1 or 2 cups vinegar, pineapple juice, or lemon juice—their acidity will soften the dead skin. (For a deluxe touch, add lemon slices.)
Remove dead skin from damp feet with a pumice stone or washcloth. Or make a scrub with equal parts salt and Castile soap or oil. Replace the salt with ground nuts or coffee grounds for a deeper scrub or with sugar for a more gentle ...

Author: Anna Soref

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