Medical Pedicure

Perhaps you have been told that a regular pedicure from a nail salon isn’t suitable for you, and you need to find a medical pedicure in Chicago instead. So what are they, and what makes them different from a regular treatment?

What is a medical pedicure?

A medical pedicure treatment, medi-pedi or podiatrist and pedicure, differs in that it is performed by an experienced podiatrist or technician, for people with certain medical conditions. Your therapist can treat painful, thick or otherwise deformed toenails, as well as corns, infections and calluses. 

It is not like a salon treatment where it’s all about relaxation or making your toenails look glamorous, but many people do find it to be a relaxing experience. 

 

Indications for a medical pedicure

You may be looking for a medical pedicure in Chicago for a number of reasons: 

  • Diabetes – only receive a medi-pedi. Salon treatments can increase your risk of infection and amputation. 
  • Rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis, as the joints can become deformed and painful to move. 
  • Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease
  • HIV/AIDS, in order to reduce infection risk
  • Poor circulation, which impairs wound healing and the immune response 
  • Elderly people, as aging compromises circulation, nervous system function and joints.

How is a medical pedicure performed?

A medi-pedi is like your standard salon treatment, but more individualized for certain healthcare needs. Each treatment session starts with an examination of your feet for warts, infections, calluses or other issues that need addressing. 

Then, you get to relax with a foot soak like many other pedicure treatments, but your feet are sterilized with alcohol afterwards. Your podiatrist trims, cleans and files your toenails with specific tools and techniques to keep your feet fresh and healthy, while minimizing the risk of infection. Exfoliation and your custom treatment plan, such as the treatment of fungal infections, then follow.

Afterwards, your treatment ends with a massage using moisturizing cream or lotion.   

Benefits of the procedure

  • Custom treatment to fit your unique needs. The focus is entirely on you, not a standardized approach. 
  • You still get to feel pampered, even though your feet need special medical attention.
  • More hygienic, with sterile instruments to keep you safe if you are at a higher risk of infection.
  • Peace of mind if joint or neurological conditions make it more difficult to care for your feet. 

How much does a medi-pedi cost?

A typical medical pedicure cost in Chicago is around $75, but some salons and clinics charge much more. Are you looking for the best price and quality of service? Make sure to call Bella Sana Med Spa, we offer the most amazing deals and a fantastic service!

 

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Our Med Spa clinic is conveniently located at the intersection of Golf Rd and N Des Plaines River Rd, close to route 294. Bella Sana is located in the professional medical building and has convenient parking for its customers. We will be happy to welcome you here!

  •  1400. Golf Rd #205, Des Plaines IL 60016
  •  (847) 576-0505
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Saturday:  10:00 AM – 4:00PM
Sunday:  Closed