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Lynn Chen BHSc (Pod.)

Lynn is our exceptional podiatrist that specialises in medical pedicures – and does so brilliantly.  She loves helping men and women look and feel great on their feet, and loves the difference she can make to a person’s comfort and pain with the care she provides.

 

Lynn is bilingual in both English and NZSL. She has an extraordinary story – being born with non-functional ears but being equipped with a cochlear implant at age 7 which enables her to hear well with the help of a microphone. Outside of work, Lynn is a budding world traveler, having visited 14 countries to date and loves exploring back roads on a motorcycle.

Lynn believes that when your feet look great, you feel great. This is why we began offering and placing great importance on cosmetic podiatry – because you need to be able to trust that you are in good, qualified hands and that your health and well-being are the number one priority while receiving fantastic and genuine foot care.

 

Using pecialised Podiatric equipment, Lynn will have your feet glowing after your medical pedicure, as well as managing any cosmetic problems you may have when it comes to hard or thick nails, dry or peeling skin, broken or damaged nails, overgrown cuticles, curved or ingrown nails, and more. All you need to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the peace of mind in knowing you’re in great hands

 

nail burringIf you’ve had enough with thickened or crumbly nails sticking out of your sandals or shoes that you regularly try to hide or paint over, we’ve got the perfect solution. Using specialised podiatric equipment, we’re actually able to reduce the nail thickness across the entire nail and leave a smooth and clean surface.

This not only improves the look of your nails, but the reduction in thickness also reduces any painful pressure from the nail rubbing against the top of the toe box of the shoe.

There are multiple causes that can lead to thickened toenails such as poor circulation, nail fungus, trauma/injury and some skin conditions that affect the toenails. We’ll chat about your cause and how to control this problem in the future.

Broken toenails may be frustrating and not look great, but they can also be very painful and carry the risk of an edge catching on a sock and pulling on the nail or breaking it further. Ouch!

This is why we repair any breaks or cracks you have during your appointment too. We use a clear resin that creates a hard, permanent seal over the nail that is barely noticeable. Because it’s set with a UV light, there’s no drying time either!

If you’ve got thick, overgrown cuticles – or are just unhappy with their appearance, we’ll safely and effectively remove them without pushing them back and damaging the healthy, surrounding skin.

We use a thin burr to precisely remove and smooth the nail base and have you looking great and ready to get your polish on!

callus

Do you have hard patches of skin around your nails, toes and feet?

Does your skin feel rough, dry or have that white, blistery appearance?

Don’t worry, we can take care of all of that during your appointment. We start by using a surgical scalpel to remove any excess hard skin (callus) and any corn on your feet or down the sides of the nails. This is very safe and completely painless as we are simply removing hard, dead skin, and not touching the healthy skin.

We then use a fast-rotating sanding disk to remove the areas of rough or dry skin, and smooth the areas where your callus used to be. Again, this is completely painless – though some find it a bit ticklish!

Because hard or dry skin doesn’t develop for no reason, we also chat about the causes and how to prevent them so you don’t have to repeatedly suffer from this problem!

You can learn more about callus here.

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Don’t worry, there’ll be no scrubber brush here that will irritate your skin and has likely been used on hundreds of other patients this week like they have in the salons!

We manage heel cracks by removing the hard, overgrown skin around the cracks with a scalpel and sanding the rest down with a medical sanding disc to produce a clean and smooth appearance – and an incredible feeling when you put your feet down.

We’re often shocked at salons that try to ‘scrub’ these cracks away as when you have a heel crack, there is a significant chance of cracking the healthy, viable skin in the fissures and causing them to bleed – not to mention a significant risk of infection.

Once the cracks are reduced, they are much easier to maintain with regular moisturising – plus we’ll fill you in on other tips and tricks to stop them from coming back.

You can learn more about cracked heels here.

yellowed-toenails

Having a fungal nail infection is one thing, but having it significantly affect the appearance of your nail, causing white/yellow discolouration, brittleness and/or thickness is another ball game.

We not only offer treatments for fungal nail infections and educate you on how to get rid of them and keep them gone (and from spreading to your family), but reduce any thickness and work to optimise the appearance of your nails right there in the appointment.

We often have patients remarking about the significantly improved appearance – and feeling much more confident about their feet and wearing those sandals!

If you’re unsure if you have a fungal nail infection – don’t worry! We’re able to test and confirm the presence of fungus in just 5 minutes and with 99% accuracy.

You can learn more about fungal nail infections here.

 

Registration

Podiatrists Board of New Zealand

Education and Qualification

 Auckland University of Technology

Bachelor of Health Science in Podiatry