PODIATRIST STATES THAT SALON INSTRUMENTS NEED TO BE AUTOCLAVED
posted: Jun 16, 2014.
Podiatrist, Dr. Erika Schwartz states, "manicures and pedicures look great, but you can get infections or harm your nails. What precautions should someone getting a manicure or pedicure take before heading off to the salon? First and foremost, it’s important to bring your own instruments — such as clippers, nail files, and pumice stones — to avoid picking up germs from another client. If [salon employees] are just dipping their instruments in some kind of solution, that’s not going to kill bacteria and fungus. They should be using an autoclave, a type of machine for sterilizing instruments."
Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics has invested in the latest computerized, automatic autoclaves on the market. We maintain the highest levels of cleanliness and sterilization at all times in accordance with the regulations in Ontario. You can be assured that we will always strive to provide our patients nothing but the highest quality advice, foot care and custom orthotics at all times. If you or a loved requires podiatric services of any kind, please do not hesitate to contact us at 416-465-8737.