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What is a Medical Pedicure?

Updated: Sep 22, 2023

Medical Pedicures are a relatively new service. Most people who reach the Ace Feet office are experiencing a Medical Pedicure for the first time. Before coming in, you may want to learn more about the visit, what to expect, and especially, whether or not a medical pedicure is right for you.


If you have any questions that aren't answered here, please call the office. We will do our best to guide you. You can always email us at help@acefeet.com, but keep in mind that response times will vary.


What happens in a Basic MP:

Antimicrobial foot soak (if you want, some do some don’t want to soak first), followed by a foot exam and discussion about your concerns, nail trimming and filing (mild ingrowns removed), moisturizer application, and nail treatment. Nail treatment could be nothing if you’d like to allow the nail to breath for a bit, could be a quick dry clear coat polish, could be a nourishing nail oil.



What happens in a full MP:

Antimicrobial foot soak, foot exam and discussion of your concerns, sharp (surgical blades used - if you want) plus electric file removal of calluses and extra skin, treatment of heel cracks, nail trimming and filing, mild ingrown nail removal if appropriate, glycolic acid treatment of callused areas, moisturizer application, and nail treatment. (Nail treatment could be nothing if you’d like to allow the nail to breath for a bit, could be a quick dry clear coat polish, could be a nourishing nail oil.)




Who Should Get a Medical Pedicure?


You should get a medical pedicure if:


If you have irregular toenails

If you have mild ingrowing toenails - see note

If you are concerned about a fungal infection

If you’re wondering why you have discolored toenails, or lines in your toenails

If you’re concerned about dry, peeling or flaky skin

If you’re diabetic

If you have an autoimmune condition

If you have calluses

If you have thick, cracked skin on the bottoms of your feet



Who Should NOT Get a Medical Pedicure?


People who don’t have any concerns about their feet

People who want a typical salon pedicure

People who don’t know what they want but are hoping for some amazing stuff to be pulled out of their feet (if you have skin to be removed it will be removed. But if you don’t, you don’t.)



Note: Mild ingrowns are toenails that are tender, WITHOUT any swelling, redness, drainage, open area, scabbing, bruising, or discoloration. If any of these symptoms are present, you would need an ingrown toenail treatment.


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