During the treatment we remove the ingrowing nail using a non-surgical approach. This can be done during a regular half hour consultation and you will generally feel immediate relief.
For re-occurring ingrown nails, you may need regular treatments here or speak to your podiatrist about a permanent solution, a Partial Nail Avulsion (PNA).
Surgery is recommended when an ingrown toenail repeatedly becomes painful and/or infected, and when other conservative treatments have proved unsuccessful. The most common procedure we perform, a Partial Nail Avulsion (PNA), involves the painless removal of the offending portion of the nail. In most cases, a chemical (phenol) is used to help with preventing regrowth of the removed section of nail. We also perform Total Nail Avulsions (TNA) when the whole nail needs to be removed.