Many salons offer callus remover procedures, often using cheese grater-like devices (or the real things!), but this can be very dangerous, warns Jacqueline Sutera, DPM, a podiatrist in Manhattan. "When these go too deep and are used on patients with thin skin, poor circulation, or diabetes, it can cause burns and terrible wounds or infections," she says.
|Dr. Jacqueline Sutera
To avoid this, she recommends using creams specially made for thicker foot skin. "These creams have gentler ingredients like urea and lactic acid and can be used several times a week to keep skin smooth and thin out calluses in little time," Dr. Sutera adds.
Source: Jenn Sinrich, Reader's Digest [4/12/18]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
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