Ingrown toenails can range in their severity and the amount they affect you, we therefore offer a range of treatment options to suit your needs
Non-surgical treatment is for early stages of ingrown nails and can include trimming the ingrown nail, taping the skin away from the ingrowing nail, use of creams and liquids, nail cutting advice and prescription of self management techniques. In some cases with regular in clinic treatment/maintenance we can assist the nail in growing differently.
An intermediate option is the new Onyfix system. Onyfix is painless, non-invasive and requires no anaesthetic. This involves using a composite material to place a strip on your nail and whilst the nail grows it gets your nail back on the right track – alleviating pain and changing the shape of your nail. Find out more about Onyfix
Surgical options are for moderate to severe cases and the procedure is performed under local anaesthesia. There are several techniques of ingrown nail surgery but most of them involve removing the offending nail spike and using a chemical to prevent that part of the nail growing back to cause another ingrown nail. We can provide this option in clinic under local anaesthetic – read more here
In extreme cases or where anxiety is present we can refer to a podiatric surgeon for treatment under anaesthesia and sedation.