Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Is Your Pedicure Safe?

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As temperatures warm up and flip-flops break out, you likely have a trip to the nail salon planned to decorate those bare toes. However, before you sit back and relax during your pedicure, you need to conduct a brief inspection of the salon to be sure it is safe. Neglecting to do so may result in unwanted skin and nail problems on your feet, including nail fungus, athlete’s foot, infected cuticles and warts.

Choose your salon wisely to ensure your pedicure doesn’t do more harm than good. For the safest and healthiest nail salon experience, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Does your technician and the nail salon carry proper licensure and have proper inspection certificates? These should be posted clearly in the facility.
  • Did you bring your own flip-flops to wear after your pedicure?
  • Did you schedule an appointment early in the day? This is when equipment, floors and chairs are the cleanest.
  • When you look around, are there any signs of inadequate hygiene practices or an unclean facility?
  • Is the whirlpool footbath pipe-free? Pipes tend to harbor bacteria.
  • If the footbath has a liner, has a new liner been placed for you?
  • Are the files, buffers and toe separators used only once? They should be considered disposable and never shared between customers.
  • Does your technician’s hands and fingernails look exceptionally clean or is he or she wearing gloves?
  • If you are not bringing your own pedicure instruments, is a brand new sterilized pack opened for you?
  • Have you shaved your legs? It’s best not to! Shaving or using hair removal products before your pedicure increases the risk for bacteria invasion.
  • Do you have a cut or wound on your feet or legs? Postpone your pedicure to avoid infection.
  • Is the pedicure hurting you? Tell your technician! Your experience should be fun, relaxing and rewarding.

At Olansky Dermatology Associates, we understand your desire to let someone else pamper your feet and keep your toenails manicured. However, in your pursuit for pretty toes, don’t neglect the potential health risks that are associated with going to just any nail salon. Do your homework and choose a place that is clean, well-established and licensed!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates
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Olansky Dermatology AssociatesAtlanta Dermatologist
3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 355-5484
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Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

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Olansky Dermatology Associates

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Jenny S.

The doctors and PA’s are great and very knowledgeable. I never have to wait to long and the office staff is always very nice. I also take my son there and they are great with him as well. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology.

Kristen R.

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Mike D.

I recently had a couple appointments at Olanksy Dermatology and was seen by Julia Lee. Julie was excellent and quickly took care of the issue I was having with my skin. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology and especially Julia Lee to anyone in need of a dermatologist.

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My husband is a patient of PA Sharon Doering I appreciate all she did for my spouse. She’s very down to earth & made him feel comfortable. Sharon communicated in a way that he can understand.
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I see the physician assistant Sharon Doering and she has drastically improved my skin! I highly recommend this practice and their brilliant thourough doctors. I finally have glowing skin!

Betty G.

I have had excellent experience at Olansky Dermatology. Dr Burger is meticulous and thorough and has a most pleasant and calm manner. I have every confidence in her and this office.

Cheyenne G.

Very kind and understanding people. Dr. Bellamy and her nurse took the time to listen to all my concerns and never made me feel rushed.

Kishan P.

I was actually running a bit late, but they were very friendly and knowledgeable about what was going on with my skin. And also very timely.I will definitely stick with them!

Khol S.

Very professional and pleasant staff. When I arrived at my appointment this afternoon I was informed that my doctor called out sick and they tried calling to let me know but I just recently changed my number so they were unable to reach me. The receptionist was so sweet and helpful. Instead of leaving and making a new appointment they fit me in without an issue and without any waiting.

Susan H.

Dr. Ilyas was highly recommended to me so I decided to change dermatologists. I am so glad as I am pleased with his expertise and his highly professional manner. I am also delighted with Emily Raville, Aesthetician. She does a wonderful job and I am recommending her to my friends as well. I am completely satisfied – can’t get any better than that!

Lindsay S.

I have been going to Olansky Dematology for many years now, whether for a specific problem, or just for a really great deep facial, and I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. Every single staff member is knowledgeable and professional. The customer service I receive every visit leaves a positive and lasting impression. I always feel comfortable and at ease while I am there. Great staff!

Janet R.

I seem to live at this place! Whether it’s for an appointment with a doctor or for an aesthetic treatment, I am there frequently. I cannot say enough good things. Efficient, friendly, the best doctors, and a new aesthetic center with the latest in procedures and products to keep us looking almost as young as we feel. It’s always fun to see Emily and she knows just what to recommend.