Friday, March 23, 2012
Medical Reports: Sani Mani
As much as we love to get our nails done, there is always the danger of picking up a fungus or something worse at the salon. One Miami dermatologist is trying to change that. 7's Diana Diaz shows us how to get a Sani-Mani.
WSVN -- Getting your nails done can be a relaxing ritual, but by now we all know there are some risks that come along with a visit to the nail salon.
Karen Saka-Patient: "You hear about fungus, you hear about Hepatitis. It's a scary thing."
Bay Harbour Islands dermatologist Melissa Lazarus knows all too well what can happen if your nails get into the wrong hands.
Dr. Melissa Lazarus: "I treat nail fungus every single day in my office."
She actually used to bring her own polish and tools to the nail salon until finally the dermatologist decided to offer patients a safer way to get beautiful at her office.
Dr. Melissa Lazarus: "The whole idea for Sani Mani came from my own personal fear based on being a dermatologist."
One of her biggest fears starts with the nail polish.
Dr. Melissa Lazarus: "Everyone trys them on and then those brushes have been put back in that bottle. So those can be used on you, and you never know what's inside that bottle."
At her new Sani-Mani Salon, everyone gets their own small bottle of polish along with their own products.
Dr. Melissa Lazarus: "Every single product we use is just for you. It's never been touched by another person. Right down to the moisturizer for your hand."
All the liners for manicure and pedicure basins are new so bacteria can't get inside. When it comes to the tools used on your nails it's like prepping for surgery.
Dr. Melissa Lazarus: "They are the same ones we use for our surgery. The government would not let us do surgery if they were not completely sterile. Hospital sterilization."
The nail salon is an extra bonus for busy women who need to be numbed for a cosmetic procedure or their child is being treated by the doctor.
Karen Saka: "If she needs to numb you, you can get a manicure done I'm a very busy mom so you kill two birds with one stone."
At the end of your service, you take home all your products along with peace of mind.
Karen Saka: "You feel so relaxed, because you know everything has been sterilized like an operating room. There is absolutely no worry when you come here."
Diana Diaz: The cost is about $22 for a mani and $38 for a pedi. You will need to make an appointment."
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Dr. Melissa Lazarus
1080 Kane Concourse
Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154