Fish pedicure has been internationally famous since it was introduced. Many spas and salons in the world offers this kind of beauty treatment. But recently, British experts are worried that the fish pedicure contribute to the spread of infection and disease.
Fish pedicure involves customers dunking their feet in tanks to have their skin nibbled away by garra rufa fish, which is Turkish miniature toothless carp. But it has been revealed the this treatment could spread infection from person to person through open wounds. This is why 14 U.S states banned this treatment.
Some salons said that to prevent the infection spread, they use UV-lit tanks which is constantly filtered. And some other salon said that unlike usual salon rules which have to throw away or sanitize tools after use, the fish are too expensive to throw away.