$325 Foot Facial Removes Calluses And Dead Skin


Emily Christian: Hey, everyone! Today I’m headed to the Institute Beauté in New York City to get a foot facial. Institute Beauté is the headquarters of podiatric surgeon Dr. Suzanne Levine. In addition to the typical services offered by foot doctors, she offers her clients
aesthetic treatments, including a foot facial,
which costs between $325 and $375. For that price tag, what are the real benefits of this foot treatment? Why not just get a pedicure? Suzanne Levine: Institute
Beauté’s mission is to really treat the foot the way you do the face. I think that the key
to longevity is walking and having feet that are healthy and beautiful at the same time. Emily: Well, it’s so nice to meet you. I am so excited to be here, and I think that this is going to be a really important moment for me. I guess I didn’t really think too much about my feet before now, because I’m looking at them and they are horrifying. Levine: So tell me, first of all, where are you having pain? Emily: So, I have all kinds of foot pain. I have really high arches, so I struggle wearing a lot of shoes and I get really awful foot cramps. Levine: You do have very high arches. This is called a cavus foot. This, by the way, is hereditary. So if you do a genetic
testing, you will see that you may have some aristocratic blood. These are actually people
Emily: Wow. that have been carried around. You are a likely candidate for callus, which you do have at the back of the heel. Now, some of the issues you face are not just foot cramps but knee problems, hip
problems, and back problems. Emily: Levine got to work
on my very neglected feet. The treatment started with an ultrasound to identify where I might
be losing cushioning. Levine: I would not jog, OK? Because I can assure you,
five to 10 years from now, you will actually break
down all of that cushioning. Emily: Wow. Levine: So I would
definitely find another sport for these feet. Emily: An excuse not to run. Like I needed another one of those. Levine took her green tea
cleanser to my toenails and stepped out to let her
medical assistant take over. Her assistant gave me a special massage meant to exfoliate the
foot and help with cramps. Levine: The interesting part of pedicures: They never massage correctly. They’ll massage in any direction. The greatest amount of pressure has to always be applied toward the heel. In fact, what they’re
doing is a disservice to anybody that has
swelling in their feet. The biggest mistake I see in nail salons is just no sterility. There’s instruments used
from one person to the next, transmitting all kinds
of bacterial infections. People think by putting
nail polish on their nails they’re taking care of their
feet, or massaging their feet. It’s not enough. Emily: Next she applied
a green tea mint mask to help heal any fissures on my foot. I feel so good. After the mask was taken off, Levine came back to
finally tackle my calluses. Levine: What I’m gonna
do right now is we took a sterile blade, and we’re
actually diminishing. Look how easy the callus
formation comes off. You could never, ever do this prior to using all of those products. Emily: My first reaction
seeing that tiny knife was kind of fear, but
you can’t feel anything. The process ended with Dermalinfusion. It further exfoliated my feet while infusing vitamins and moisture back into the skin. Whoa! That’s a whole new foot! Oh, my gosh, my heel looks smaller. Am I imagining it? It looks like a fresh little baby foot. Levine: The biggest problem is that people don’t take care of their feet. They’re so important. They last a lifetime. That’s your locomotion;
that’s your ability to get around from point A to point B. Love your feet. Emily: Before I saw my
feet through Levine’s eyes, I never gave them much thought. But once I realized the
problems I was headed towards, I was shocked. A pedicure in any salon will not get you a doctor’s
consultation and advice. And for anyone with any
level of foot concerns, that’s what makes this
foot treatment so valuable. Nearly a month later, my feet
are still feeling their best. Levine recommends a foot
facial once a month, but I think the results
will last much longer. My gosh, I love it.