Hard skin builds as a form of protection against too much pressure being put on one specific area of the foot.
Hard skin removal is achieved using a scalpel blade and smoothed with a top range industry standard machine and burr. This a painless treatment with remarkable results leaving your feet feeling clean and smooth. We can provide you with foot files and creams to use at home to prevent build up recurring. We also recommend follow-up appointments every six to eight weeks if you are particularly prone to the build-up of hard skin.
Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, can predispose to areas of increased pressure on the skin surrounding the foot. It is important to remove areas of hard skin and focal areas of pressure to prevent skin breakdown and ulceration. Your podiatrist will provide you with detailed information and a personal treatment plan regarding your foot health.