WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A MEDI-PEDI AND TRADITIONAL PEDICURES?
While a traditional cosmetic pedicure focuses on making your toenails look as good as possible and gets rid of some dead skin, it ignores real problems and sometimes creates them. Not to mention, your feet are on display in front of all the other customers.
Unlike nail salons, our professionals are trained to examine and treat foot and nail disorders using advanced equipment and tools and the strictest hygiene protocols in the private setting of a medical clinic.
WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENS DURING THE TREATMENT?
The medi-pedi treatment is performed by Marcela Correa and her team. After an evaluation on your feet, we dedicate the first half hour to cleaning the feet and toe nails, trimming and polishing nails, and if necessary, removing calluses, corns and ingrown nails. In the last half hour, one of our technicians will finish the cleaning of your feet and remove any lingering dead skin, as well as hydrating the feet to prevent your feet from becoming dried out and cracked. The process takes about 45 minutes to 1 hr depending on the condition of the feet.
The medi-pedi treatment includes:
A full assessment and consultation on the condition of feet, skin and toenails
Extensive cleaning and cleansing
Sanding, buffing and shaping of the nails to remove dead cells and achieve maximum comfort
Removal of dead skin and buffing of the feet
Removal of blisters, corns and ingrown toenails
Smoothing out of calluses and dry, cracked heels
Restoration of natural toenail color, if necessary
Application of nail polish, if requested (Must bring your own)
Note: Unlike regular salons, we do not massage your feet and we don't use water to perform the cleaning.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A MEDI PEDI?
It’s more than just cosmetic. A medi pedi will address underlying issues with your feet, making your feet look and feel better at the same time. Foot health is our number one priority.
It’s a lot more hygienic than regular pedicures. Pedi pedis focus on cleaning your feet, and follows the strictest hygiene protocols, avoiding bacterial infection.
You’ve got all our attention. Because medi pedis are a lot more in-depth than regular pedicures, our technicians have time to get to know the issues that are affecting your feet and can address them properly.
WHAT IS YOUR STANDARD FOR HYGIENE?
At MediPedi NYC, we have the highest standards for hygiene and sanitation. All equipment goes through autoclave sterilization, preventing the spread of germs, fungus and diseases.
IS MEDICAL PEDICURE FOR ME?
Yes! A medi-pedi is a non-invasive treatment suited for both men and women, regardless of the severity of foot conditions. However, medical pedicures are often crucial for Diabetic patients, Arthritis sufferers, Runners, Ballet and other dance professionals, Athletes, professionals who need to work on their feet such as doctors, nurses, and performers, and women who wear high heels daily.
WHAT ABOUT NAIL POLISH?
We think your bare, buffed toenails look gorgeous on their own, so we actually don’t stock nail polish. If you’d like your nails painted at the end of your medical pedicure treatment, please bring your own basecoat, color and topcoat. Don’t forget that base! It’s important to seal in all the work we just did. But if you forget to bring your own and still want to get polish, we offer a small selection of nail polish for purchase.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I’M LATE?
Unfortunately, you won't be able to get nail polish and our technicians won't be able to spend as much time as we would love to on your feet.