Baby Your Feet for the New Year

baby feetYou probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about your feet, but they wish you did. After all, especially during our Iowa summers, most of us have our feet on display much of the time. And, while you may be concerned with calcium buildup in your water heater or on your bathroom tile, you don’t give a second thought to buildup on your feet.

You may want to — your feet can have up to 80 layers of accumulated dead skin on them. Ugh!

You can soak those feet. Grab a pumice stone. Even have a carpenter friend put his sander to them. But you’d be better off coming in to your friends at Diamond Medical Spa & Vein. We have Baby Foot, an awesome treatment that will make your feet as soft as a baby’s in no time!

What’s behind the skin buildup on my feet?

If you’ve ever had cracked skin on your feet, you know the downside of letting the skin build up. Plus, the buildup can create uneven areas that become pressure points. This can make walking painful.

Our patients wonder why the skin builds up. Basically, it’s due to pressure and friction from ordinary activities such as standing, exercising, and wearing shoes. With additional pressure, more skin simply continues to build up.

To get rid of the skin buildup, people try to shave or file it off, but it’s almost impossible to cover the entire foot bottom with these manual methods. Plus, the friction itself actually creates more dead skin!

How does Baby Foot exfoliate my feet?

Baby Foot is a patented treatment that we use at Diamond. Baby Foot uses a scientifically formulated mix of 17 natural extracts that both exfoliate and moisturize at the same time. The principal ingredient is fruit acid (glycolic acid) that is used in superficial facial peels. This fruit acid penetrates into the layers of dead skin cells, breaking down the desmosomes that hold the layers together. This causes the dead skin to peel away, revealing the healthy, fresh skin that has been buried under these layers of dead skin cells.

How is Baby Foot done at Diamond Medical Spa?

At Diamond Medical Spa, we can perform the Baby Foot treatment right in our offices (it’s pretty relaxing!), or we can give it to you to do at home. It’s up to you. The process is pretty simple. It involves putting two plastic booties onto your feet. The booties are filled with the patented Baby Foot exfoliating formula. You then wear the booties for one hour, washing your feet afterwards.

Now comes the exfoliation. For most people peeling begins within 3-7 days, but it can take as long as two weeks. Peeling is usually complete by 10 days. If your dead skin is still being stubborn, you can soak your feet, but don’t use a foot file on them. Once the peeling is complete, your feet will be rid of those many layers of dead skin, and will feel soft and supple. Like a baby’s!

Interested in baby-soft feet? Call us at 563-275-4701.


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