DRY CRACKED HEELS

Dry Cracked Heels

Cracked heels, also called “heel fissures,” refers to a condition produced by the occurrence of fissures (cracks) in abnormally hard, dry skin over the heels of the feet.

CAUSES

  • Wearing footwear that leaves your feet exposed
  • Dehydrated skin; Once moisture is lost, the heel starts to produce thick areas of rough skin as a form of protection.
  • Obesity, which increases the pressure on the normal fat pad under the heel, causing it to expand sideways.
  • Cold winter weather or low humidity
  • Pressure; standing for prolonged periods of time

PREVENTION

  • Avoid standing in one position or sitting with your legs crossed for too long.
  • Slather on thick foot cream at night and then cover your feet with socks to lock in moisture.
  • Use a pumice stone to exfoliate dry skin a few times a week to help prevent thickening skin.
  • Wear custom shoe inserts (orthotics) to cushion your heel and even out weight distribution.
  • Always wear well-fitted, enclosed shoes that allow your feet to breathe.

HOW WE CAN HELP

Here at Savant King’s Cross, we have multiple treatment options to treat dry cracked heels:

 

  • Consult with your Savant specialist on which FootLogix products are best for you
  • Get pedicures that include paraffin wax and foot masks from trustworthy salons such as Savant King’s Cross
  • Have a Medical pedicure with us using Dermal Infusion Technology (DIT)
  • Apply Keratolytics such as alpha hydroxyl acids (e.g. lactic acid and glycolic acid) or salicylic acid. Keratolytics are agents that thin thickened skin, cause the outer skin layer to loosen, and help with removal of dead skin cells. After, use boosted hydration.

We recommend having a consultation prior to the treatment, where our highly experienced Savant Specialists will assess the areas you wish to treat and generate a bespoke treatment plan for you.

Request Consultation

Request Consultation