In the UK, fish pedicures are booming, which is great for beauty clinics because the procedure costs upwards of £50 ( U. Visitors place their feet in a tank full of fish—a variety of Turkish toothless carp—and sit back while the fish eat away their dead skin.These foot-fetishistic fish have been nicknamed “doctor fish,” and though more and more UK citizens are dunking their feet, the UK’s Health Protection Agency (HPA) has a hunch that this procedure may be doing more harm than good. S., the major concern was how spas reuse the fish on many customers—a practice they’re forced to do because fish are pricey.To arrange an appointment, call our office between 10 am and 10 pm.
Quoting an HPA agency member, BBC News reports: If commercial fish pedicures are banned, the UK would be following the lead of 14 U. And their position is buffered by the little fact that there are as yet no known cases—at least to the HPA’s knowledge—of fish-spa-induced infections in the UK.
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The next time fish-pedicure enthusiasts dunk their feet in a vat of squirming, skin-nibbling, toothless carp, they may get more than they bargained for—especially if those fish just feasted on diseased skin.
Health officials, fearing the spread of infections, have now launched a major investigation into this allegedly fishy beauty technique.