Callosity Removal

Callosity Removal

Description And Symptoms
Effects/ Causes

Want to get rid of those unwanted and unpleasant calluses? Get Callosity Removal treatment at Skahiya Skin Clinic.

Callosities, commonly known as calluses, are thickened and hardened areas of skin that develop as a result of repeated friction, pressure, or irritation. They typically form on the hands and feet but can occur anywhere on the body where these factors are present. While callosities are generally harmless, they can be uncomfortable and unsightly, prompting many individuals to seek callosity removal.


The most common symptoms of callosities include:

– Thickened, rough, and hardened skin

– Raised, bumpy areas on the skin

– Discomfort or pain, especially when pressure is applied

– Yellowish or greyish appearance

– Itching or tenderness

Callosity removal can be done at home or by a healthcare professional. Here’s an overview of the available treatment options:

  • Protective Measures: To begin, it is important to recognise and avoid repetitive actions that contribute to their formation. Choosing well-fitting shoes and using protective pads can make a significant impact.
  • Medical Need: If self-care does not give relief and corns or calluses persist or become painful, it may be time to seek professional help:
  • Expert Skin Trimming: During a regular clinic visit, your dermatologist can gently trim thicker skin or substantial corns. To avoid infection, do not do this on your own.
  • Medicated Patches: Your healthcare practitioner may prescribe a patch containing 40% salicylic acid, which is available without a prescription in some circumstances. These patches should be changed according to your doctor’s instructions. Consider carefully removing the thicker skin with a pumice stone, nail file, or emery board before putting in a fresh patch.
  • Over-the-Counter Options: Nonprescription salicylic acid in gel or liquid form can be useful for bigger regions.
  • Orthotic Shoe Inserts: If an underlying foot abnormality is contributing to the condition, your doctor may recommend custom-made cushioned shoe inserts (orthotics) to avoid recurring corns or calluses.
  • Surgery (If Required): If an alignment problem or bone friction is the main reason, surgery may be advised. This surgical treatment is often performed as an outpatient, with no overnight hospital stay required.

Taking care of calluses is a kind method to keep your feet comfortable and healthy. If you have recurring concerns, it is always preferable to seek the advice and treatment of a doctor.

Reasons For Developing Callosity

  • The primary cause of callosities is friction. Repetitive rubbing or pressure on a specific area of the skin can lead to the accumulation of dead skin cells, which harden and form a callus.
  • Hours and hours of standing, walking, or running.
  • Physical activities, such as sports, or work/labour create pressure on your feet and/or generate frequent friction on a skin region on your hands or fingers.
  • Walking barefoot.
  • Not wearing socks with footwear.
  • Socks and/or shoe linings that slip under your feet in the shoes.
  • Walking improperly or with incorrect posture – walking too hard on the inner or outer edge of your foot.
  • Structural foot defects or changes in foot shape (hammertoes, tailor’s bunions, bunions, or congenital defects).

Benefits Of Callosity

The benefits of reducing callosity include:

  • Callosities can be removed in order to reduce pain and discomfort caused by pressure points and friction.
  • Callosity removal can enhance the appearance of damaged skin by smoothing it out.
  • Removing callosities from the foot can improve mobility and prevent future problems.
  • Treating callosities early will help prevent problems like infection or ulceration, which is particularly prevalent in diabetics.


Can callosities be avoided?

Yes, callosities can normally be avoided by wearing correctly fitted shoes, utilising protective padding or cushions, and moisturising the skin on a regular basis.

How long does it take to cure a callus using over-the-counter products?

It varies according to the severity of the callus. It might take a few weeks of constant usage.

Are there any hazards to at-home callosity removal?

While at-home treatments are typically safe, too much or too vigorous removal might cause skin injury or infection. It is critical to follow directions and to be gentle.

When should I seek expert callosity removal assistance?

If you are in extreme pain, notice signs of infection (redness, swelling, pus), or if home remedies are ineffective.

Do callosities reappear after removal?

Yes, callosities can reoccur if the underlying cause is not treated, such as ill-fitting shoes or repeated motions.

Are callosities connected with any complications?

If left untreated, callosities can develop into issues such as ulceration, particularly in those with diabetes or poor circulation.

Can callosities be an indication of a medical condition?

Yes, in some situations. Foot callosities may be connected with disorders such as bunions or hammertoes, which may require medical diagnosis and treatment.


*Result may vary person to person.