The ingrown toenail condition is not only unsightly but also extremely painful, a minor surgery treatment becoming mandatory in its correction. Renew Skin & Health Clinic in Leamington Spa is the right place for you to undergo such a procedure as our private dermatologists and podiatrists are fully qualified and we also work with consultant surgeons with years of experience in the field. People from Northampton are also welcome to our cosmetic clinic to easily, painlessly and professionally get rid of this issue and feel at ease while exposing their feet.

Ingrown toenails manifest through the growth of the nail’s edges into the skin which, as mentioned before, causes great pain and also infections that can worsen the condition. If you are dealing with this problem, we recommend a first examination, performed by a GP, a private dermatologist or a podiatrist, who can assess the ingrown toenail’s degree of severity and hence advise an appropriate treatment.

If the ingrown toenail symptoms are mild, you may not require minor surgery, only a few self-care measures such as: practicing good foot hygiene, correctly trimming the nail straight across and pushing the skin away from the nail and, most importantly, wearing comfortable shoes, as this is one of the main reasons that cause the ingrown toenail condition.

If the nail’s condition does not improve, our GP or podiatrist will recommend minor surgery, which can be performed using two techniques, depending on the toenail’s severity, namely partial and total avulsion or removal. Partial avulsion implies the cutting of the nail’s edges, to make it narrower and give it a straight edge, making it less likely to penetrate the surrounding skin again. After this, a phenol substance will be applied, preventing recurrence. The partial avulsion is usually effective in 98% of the cases.

Total avulsion consists in the complete removal of the nail, being especially recommended if the nail is getting thicker and digs into the tissue surrounding it. After the removal of the nail, you will be left with the indentation, however this will not affect the function of your toe in any way. The specialist will then cover the treated area with a non-adhesive, sterile bandage and recommend you to keep your foot elevated for a couple of days, while also giving you advice on post-surgical care.

Both minor surgical procedures are carried out under local anesthetic, so you won’t feel any pain, nor discomfort, and regarding the post-surgical tenderness and painful sensations of the toe, you will be prescribed painkillers, so you shouldn’t worry about this aspect.

Ingrown toenail minor surgery is a simple procedure, and can easily help you get rid of this unaesthetic and problematic nail condition, helping you restore a healthy, straight toenail. All you need to do is contact us at our Renew Skin & Health Clinic headquarters, even if you are from Northampton as your journey to our clinic will definitely be worth your while! For more contact information, please click here!