Unfortunately despite regular routine care some nails require nail surgery to permanently resolve the problem. This may be due to ingrowing nails (onychocrytosis), fungal nails (onychomycosis) or trauma to the nails. Nail surgery is a minor surgical procedure performed in the clinic under a local anaesthetic.
There are two different nail surgery procedures available depending on the severity and location of the problem. One option is a partial nail ablation which permanently removes just the side(s) of the affected nail, leaving a narrower nail plate. Some people choose this option if they are concerned about the final appearance and would like to retain the look of a nail after the surgery.
A total nail ablation is where we remove the whole nail permanently, this is suitable for people who are not concerned about having a nail at all.
The aim of nail surgery is to permamently remove the problematic nail or portion of nail. This is achieved by using a chemical to kill the cells at the base which grow the nails.
Our nail surgery package includes all follow-up appointments for redressings and the dressings themselves.
If you would like to enquire about nail surgery please contact us or book online for an initial assessment.