Manicure & Pedicure Treatments
- Fungal Infections. For example: athlete’s foot (ringworm of the foot) ringworm of the hand.
- Bacterial Infections. This type of infection is usually characterised by swelling, tenderness and redness in the area. For example: paronychia, whitlows, onychia.
- Infectious diseases
- Swelling of hands or feet
- Redness (erythema)
- Severe eczema or psoriasis
- Undiagnosed lumps and swelling
- Broken sore skin
- Contagious disease
Contra-indications that may restrict a manicure or pedicure treatment:
- Viral Infections. For example: Verruca vulgaris (common warts), verruca plantaris (verruca of the foot).
- Onycholysis. This is a disorder where the nail separates from the nail bed
- Nails which bear damage from Acrylic nails.
- Recent scar tissue (3-6months old)
- Operations of the hands or feet (recent surgery)
- Broken bones
Doctor’s note is required for:
- Acute rheumatism
- Warfin Medication
- Manicure Aftercare Advice
- To make the best of your newly manicured hands and feet, follow these simple guidelines:
- Leave adequate time after your treatment for your nails to dry.
- Wear protective gloves when gardening, or doing housework.
- Dry hands thoroughly after washing.
- Use hand cream regularly.
- Do not use your fingernails as tools, use pads of fingers instead.
- Use an acetone-free nail polish remover – unless using acetone to remove Shellac.
- Never use metal files.
- Keep nails a workable length.
- Use cuticle cream or oil daily to moisturise dry cuticles.
- Drink plenty of water and eat well.
- Do simple hand and foot exercises to keep your joints supple.
- Have a regular professional treatment every 2-4 weeks for maintenance and further treatments.