(10/11. Daily Mail U.K.) Faddish fishy pedicures could spread diseases such as Hepatitis C and HIV. According to officials from the Health Protection Agency, this increasingly popular treatment puts users at risk. Although they concede the risk level is low, they emphasize that it is real.
This unique treatment features dozens of little fish nibbling dead skin off the feet of pedicure patrons. These pedicures, which are very popular in Asia, have already been banned in some states such as Florida, Texas, Washington, and New Hampshire. The risk of infection is greatest for individuals with weakened immune systems, psoriasis, or diabetes. Infectious agents may enter the body through open but undetected wounds. The warning came after researchers found that fish tank water contained organisms that could spread infection from fish to person ( during the nibbling process), water to person (bacteria appeared to multiply in tank water) , or person to person (via handling the water, surrounding surfaces and the fish).
IT SHOULD SUFFICE TO SAY THAT NONE OF US SHOULD TAKE PART IN THIS BEAUTY CRAZE AT ALL UNTIL ALL THE FISH GET A GUARANTEED CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH.
Why Choose DSA Dermatology?
At DSA Dermatology, we bring to you the best of not one but three leading dermatologists in Plano TX,
Dr. Achtman is a board-certified Dermatologist with over three decades of experience. Having graduated from the medical school of McMaster University, he also studied at the UTSW Medical Center in Dallas, TX where he also served as Chief Resident in the Department of Dermatology. In addition to possessing extensive training and experience in cosmetic enhancement techniques, Dr. Achtman is widely known as a leading expert in the diagnosis and treatment of various skin cancers. He is an active member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Achtman goes the extra mile to understand your medical concerns and to ensure that he helps you meet your unique aesthetic goals.
Dr. Carmine G. McConnell is a board-certified physician in Plano TX. Having been trained at McMaster University, Canada, she went on to earn her board certification in Texas. Having served as Chief of Staff of her department at Plano Medical Center, she has over two decades of experience in practicing medicine in her practice and while assisting Dr. Achtman in the practice of dermatology. In addition to her extensive postgraduate training in laser therapy and aesthetic surgery, among other procedures, she possesses vast experience in both cosmetic dermatological techniques and family medicine. As a conscientious and caring physician, Dr. McConnell provides her patients with customized non-surgical treatments to help address health and aesthetic concerns related to the skin. She is also keen on helping patients understand their skin and how it can be cared for and protected.
Dr. Jordan Achtman is a board-certified dermatologist in DSA Dermatology at Plano, TX. Dr. J. Achtman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and completed his residency in dermatology at UT Southwestern. His expertise spans general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. J. Achtman also has various special interests including chronic itch, infectious diseases of the skin, and the relationship between mental health and skin health. He is also very keen on helping patients form healthy skincare regimens and habits. In the hands of Dr. J. Achtman, you can be assured of innovative and cutting edge solutions for all your skin concerns.