Wholesale Pedicure Products: Extra Strength Callus Remover Gel
What Are Calluses
The outermost layer of skin is made of dead, flattened skin cells that provide protection for the living layers of skin underneath. When there is extra friction in a certain area the body creates more cells to join that outer layer and calluses form. Calluses are the body’s response to this pressure and are easily explained as thickened or hardened parts of the skin where there is the most friction or pressure. Normally they develop on the soles of the feet especially under the heels or balls where the foot may rub against a shoe or sandal, but it is also very possible to get them on the hands as well depending on what activities are in play. Runners will get them on their feet, but people like gymnasts and weight lifters will see them frequently appearing on their hands.
When or Why Do Calluses Need to Be Removed?
Depending on what hobbies or occupations your customers are engaged in, sometimes it is best to leave calluses alone. Sometimes calluses can go unnoticed, other times they can grow disruptively. There is a fine line between allowing a callus to toughen up the feet and
allow a person interested in jogging to do so without getting blisters, but it is also possible that a callus can grow to damaging levels. Taking care of calluses is a balance between keeping it thick enough to maintain the “thick skin” protection and keeping it thin enough to not become a problem. When even an effective and preventative callus gets too large, it can be like having a pebble under the skin and can become considerably irritating. Additionally, large thick buildups of callus pose a threat of cracking which can then extend into living layers of skin causing severe pain.
How Are Calluses Treated/Removed?
When it is time to remove a callus, there are different methods to do so: Mechanical, Topical and a combination of both. Mechanical removal means an implement is used to cut or scrape away the dead cells and is to be solely left up to Podiatry professionals – not salon employees, technicians or owners.
Metal implements used to cut or scrape away layers of skin are extremely dangerous to use, and the risks are even further exacerbated in a salon environment. Most state Cosmetology Boards have actually declared these tools are illegal for use in a salon and [most] licenses directly prohibit their use. If you are ever in a salon that uses these tools, stop them immediately. As a technician you should never use them on a customer, and as a customer you should not allow these dangerous implements to be used on you. If the blades are not sterilized properly there is a widespread risk of spreading blood borne and incurable diseases like Herpes, Hepatitis and even HIV. Techs also cannot always tell how deep the callus is that they’re attempting to shave off and can often times go too far. All it takes is to nick one customer, not properly sanitize the tool and then use it on another person. For customers with Diabetes a small nick can even lead to gangrene, resulting in amputation and potentially death if the infection is not contained quick enough. For the safety of your customer and your salon’s reputation no metal implements (files, razors or graters) should be used to scrape or cut away any skin. —- After all the life-altering risks, how could using any of these mechanical tools possibly be worthwhile to remove a simple callus?
Again – to be clear – Mechanical removal should be executed by a professional podiatrist only.
Topical removal is the only way a true professional in the salon industry should attempt to tackle cumbersome calluses.
The correct way to soften or remove calluses is by using our Extra-Strength Callus Remover Gel, a mildly corrosive product that gently eats away at the skin cells it touches. Start by soaking the feet for 5 minutes and dry them off – soaking will soften the callus and prepare it for removal. Be careful to apply the callus remover only to the affected area, and not on the surrounding healthy skin. Let the Callus Remover sit on the affected area for 3-5 minutes and wash it off. You may use a pumice stone to slough off/ smooth out the remaining thick skin. If the callus needs to be lowered even further, repeat the soaking steps until the desired result is achieved. While we all know topical treatments are not the only way callus removal is able to be executed, it is the only professionally recommended way of treating and removing calluses in a salon environment.
Not All Formulated Equally
While there are countless products and options to topically soften and remove calluses, not all products are formulated to provide the same level of effectiveness. Callus Removal products such as Salicylic Acid patches are available at your local drug store and are much more consumer friendly for at-home type remedies. However, as your formulation experts, we at DeEnterprises manufacture a professional-only grade, extra-strength Callus Remover that is thick and gel-like to intentionally stay where it is placed without accidentally running onto healthy skin.