Razor vs. Gel Exfoliation Video

Depending upon which salon or spa you visit for your foot care, they may promote razor or gel exfoliation. However, as you've probably heard, there are pros and cons to both. Dr. Schultz talks about them all.
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Razor vs. Gel Exfoliation Hello, I am Dr. Neal Schultz and welcome to DermTV. Today’s topic concerns foot care and it comes from our friends at thebeautybean.com which is a health and lifestyle magazine. And the question that they have asked is, “are the razors at the salons really that bad because they make my feet look and feel oh so much better and what about the dead skin removing gels?” This is really one of my favorite subjects because it concerns exfoliation and we are talking about two different forms of exfoliation. Razor removal of dead skin is physical exfoliation while gel removal and really those gels are acids, is chemical exfoliation. Bottom-line, they both work but there are some pros and cons of both. With the razor removal of your dead skin, certainly you get much more dramatic results and they can go much deeper but there is always the risk that you can get a cut or even an infection depending on the sterility of the instruments and how they prepare your skin. When you are using the acid gels, you do not get as dramatic results but it certainly is much safer. However, if you have any fine cuts or scratches on your skin, you may get a burning sensation. So again, it is really a matter of personal preference which do you like better and that’s the one that you choose. Please join me again at DermTv.com. If you have a question, please send it to me by visiting: DermTv.com/question. I am Dr. Neal Schultz, and thank you for watching today.

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