Why it is bad to cut callus
I live in Texas, and it is illegal here to use the Credo Blade for removing calluses. I know there are many salons that still use them. I am trying to inform my clients as to why they are not good to use. I have heard that the more you use them, the more you need them. Other than the safety and sanitation issues, can you tell me why it is best not to use them, and what can I use to work on the heels and calluses that will work just as good? (I provide callus treatments between pedicures, if necessary. I lose my clients to discount salons, not to mention the day spa across the street from me.) Any input would be great. Thanks Kelly 2/04
I have had it explained to me is such......When you cut the skin it is the bodies natural defense mechanism to defend itself, or, build MORE callous. Credos are illegal in Ohio too. I use the Callous Eliminator from Pro Linc. It works really well, just BE SURE to wear gloves. It will chew up your hands pretty good if you don't, I know!!!
Hopefully this will help you deal with client you are talking about. If there is an so called up scale Spa across the street using this illegal instrument you will do the right thing and report them to the proper authorities. Only you a as law-abiding citizen can help society and your profession uphold a law or regulation.
Lastly, proper trimming of a callous will not make it "grow faster", with the credo procedure too much of the callous is usually removed and thus the skin becomes more irritated and forms more callous trying to protect itself!
Dr. Oscar Mix