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To expect most of my callus to be gone after a 60 quid pedicure?

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jdoe8 Fri 07-Apr-17 14:53:47

I've had them twice in my life, other people have spoken about "feeling like walking on air" after having them done. But I've always been disappointed, I deliberately went to get all the callus scraped off but its just been smoothed a bit.

If I pick at my foot I can get chunks off sad

Whatjusthappenedexactly Fri 07-Apr-17 15:02:41

Maybe a chiropodist would be a better option. I think of a pedicure as a beauty treatment and a bit superficial . Treating a callous is a medical procedure which may need more that just a light buff.

Getabloominmoveon Fri 07-Apr-17 15:06:18

Yes, cosmetic pedicures can't use any cutting instruments, so you're never going to get rid of callouses, corns etc there. I go regularly to a chiropodist in Shuropody (national chain) and it's much less than £60 to come out with baby-soft feet. No nailvarnish though.

user1491572121 Fri 07-Apr-17 15:08:33

Was it a beautician or a chiropodist?

littlemissneela Fri 07-Apr-17 15:11:05

I went to Scholl a few years ago for treatment, and they said they only take off small amounts of any callous at any one time. I think its because the callous can come back too quickly if too much is taken off at once. Though that could be a way to make more money hmm

jdoe8 Fri 07-Apr-17 15:31:55

IT was a spa, im probably being totally U.

Getabloominmoveon - how much does it cost and how often?

littlemissneela - thats what they told me, but others seem to have had all the hard skin removed.

MitzyLeFrouf Fri 07-Apr-17 15:36:49

You need to go to a podiatrist. They use an actual blade to remove all hard skin.

OlennasWimple Fri 07-Apr-17 15:40:37

Pedicures remove hard skin, but only the normal bits and bobs that most people get from every day life. They don't remove actual callouses or corns

SweetChickadee Fri 07-Apr-17 15:43:51

I went to a podiatrist once and was very alarmed when the scalpel came out grin

IME pedicures will buff off a bit of dead skin and are fine for upkeep if you go regularly, but sounds like you might need a bit more of an intensive treatment.

NonsensicalNonsense Fri 07-Apr-17 15:45:19

Yep you need a chiropodist/podiatrist usually £40 for the first session. A pedicure is a nice spa treatment but its not going to solve that problem.

Whathaveilost Fri 07-Apr-17 15:50:32

Funny enough ive been to the chiropodist this morning. She spent an hour an10 mins on my feet. I had a combination of callouses , split heels and picked nails (nice eh?)
She used a scapel, a rough skin remover machine and a few other pieces of equipment. My feet look amazing!! £28.50.

I used to have a beautician but my feet were much more challenging than they could handle.

Definitely make an appointment with your local chiropodist!

SheSaidHeSaid Fri 07-Apr-17 15:55:02

A pedicurist should never remove all your hard skin, they're not trained to do that and don't have the equipment to do it either. I used to be one, so I know.

You need to bear in mind as well that, if you do go to someone properly trained and have it done, it can sometimes be a little sore or uncomfortable to walk after as your hard skin is there for a reason.

Getabloominmoveon Fri 07-Apr-17 16:06:21

jdoe8 I buy a card for multiple treatments and it works out at around £37.00 per treatment. I am in the South of England though, so maybe rates differ.

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