Advanced Pedicures | Calluses

What can cause callused feet?

Calluses are thick, hardened layers of skin that develop on your feet when your skin tries to protect itself against friction and pressure.  Most often, they develop on the heel, ball, and sides of feet.  In most healthy people, calluses only require attention if they cause discomfort. In many cases, simply eliminating the source of friction or pressure makes calluses disappear.

If you have diabetes or another condition that causes poor blood flow to your feet, you're at greater risk of complications from calluses.  An Advanced Pedicure by a trained professional can assist in smoothing and eliminating calluses over time, usually in a series of several visits.  In some cases, you may need to consult a Podiatrist or Medical Doctor on proper care for calluses if you have such a condition.
diagram of callused feet
Calluses are typically caused by:
  • Tight shoes and high heels can compress areas of your feet
  • Loose fitting footwear that cause your feet to slide as you walk, creating friction
  • Wearing footwear or socks with large seams that press against your feet creating pressure
  • Wearing shoes and sandals without socks can cause friction on your feet.
  • Wearing improperly fitting socks
Callused Foot Image

How can an Advanced Pedicure address calluses?

Our specially trained Advanced Nail Technician will first conduct an assessment of your feet, which will include a brief screening to determine existing medical conditions, and a physical assessment of your skin, toes and nails.  We will normally be able to provide the appropriate level of service to address calluses in a healthy individual, as long as skin is intact and not broken or bleeding*.

Typically, calluses may require a series of pedicures to fully address the condition, depending on the severity and location.  This is done through gradual smoothing and moisturizing of the affected areas, which will leave the feet much softer and smoother. 

In our Advanced Pedicures, we exclusively use the sa'SHá Callus Care solution to soften calluses before they are gently filed and smoothed away.  This is followed by our soothing LCN foot scrub, mask, and lotion to hydrate the feet.

sa'SHá Callus Care

For more severe calluses, or as an add-on to any of our pedicure services, we are pleased to offer a full sa'SHá Callus Treatment as an add-on to any of our pedicures, providing a more thorough callus softening and removal.  Recommended for severe or extremely dry and/or thick calluses.

sa'SHá is free of acids and harsh chemicals and is safe for sensitive skin and skin conditions such as psoriasis or eczema.

View our sa'SHá Callus Care product information page here.

Home Care

Calluses, like any other part of your skin, require regular care to keep the skin healthy and moisturized.  This includes the use of care products at-home between pedicures to ensure your skin retains moisture.

We have several products available to purchase that can assist in continuing to moisturize and soften calluses at home, including Imperial Feet Corns & Calluses Solution and Fissure Balm

See our full line of Imperial Feet products here.

See our Advanced Pedicure Product Bundles here


*In very few cases, we may recommend you seek a medical assessment or treatment from a Podiatrist or Medical Doctor for your condition(s) prior to scheduling services.  As we cannot treat or diagnose medical conditions, occasionally this is necessary as a condition may appear to be beyond our scope of practice. This happens very rarely, as we can usually provide services to address most conditions we see.  If we ask you to seek medical care, please understand it is only in the interest of your health and well-being, as that is our main concern with our clients.  Once you are medically cleared, we will be happy to provide services to you and get your feet feeling great!     





Mayo Clinic, April 21, 2020, "Corns and Calluses", Mayo Clinic Staff