Ingrown toenails are unpleasant conditions that cause both pain and a highly unaesthetic aspect of the feet. The minor surgery for ingrown toenail removal performed at Renew Skin & Health Clinic is now also available for people coming from Nuneaton, being a safe, quick and painless procedure, with minimized risks and complications.

Ingrown toenails are generally caused by several factors such as wearing uncomfortable shoes, inappropriate trimming of the nails and even improper foot hygiene. Before a GP or podiatrist examination, if the ingrown toenail symptoms are mild and the discomfort is not so great, you can try a few self-care measures such as trimming the nails straight across, practicing good foot hygiene, gently pushing the skin away from the nail and wearing comfortable shoes. If the symptoms do not improve, and you also face an infection, you should see a GP or private dermatologist at Renew Skin & Health Clinic and he/she will recommend you the best treatment, which is usually minor surgery for the correction of removal of the ingrown toenail.

What you should be aware of in terms of minor surgery is that it is carried out under local anesthetic so it is completely painless. Our fully qualified practitioners, podiatrists or consultant surgeons may perform one of the two minor surgery techniques for ingrown toenail treatment partial avulsion (removal) or total avulsion.

Partial avulsion implies the cutting of the nail’s edges to give it a straight line, narrowing it and making it less likely to dig into the surrounding skin. After this, a phenol chemical will be applied on the treated area, which will prevent the nail from growing back and protruding into the tissue.

Total avulsion consists in the complete surgical removal of your toenail, reducing the risk of ingrown toenail recurrence in the future. The procedure may also be recommended is the nail is getting thicker and presses into the surrounding skin. After the nail’s removal, you will be left with the indentation which will not affect your toe’s functions in any way. The treated area will then be covered with a non-adhesive, sterile bandage and you can leave the clinic immediately after the procedure, but you will probably be recommended to keep your foot raised for 1-2 days.

Schedule a consultation at the Renew Skin & Health Clinic headquarters even if you are from Nuneaton as the journey here will definitely be worth your while. You will effectively and safely get rid of the ingrown toenail condition and be able to enjoy beautiful feet again!