Some nail conditions, such as ingrown toenails require removal of part or the entire toenail. The procedure is able to be carried out by specialised trained podiatrists.
A small section is removed from the side of the nail without cutting any skin, therefore requiring no stitches.
A special chemical is then used to kill the nail bed/matrix at its base to prevent it from regrowing.
Each person’s body resistance differs, therefore no guarantee of re-growth can be given, however as a general rule if re-growth does occur it does not cause problems. The success rate is approximately 95% which is extremely high for any medical procedure.
- Needs you to allow about 1.5 hours for the appointment time
- Requires regular re-dressing for approximately two weeks afterwards and in the initial stages needs to be kept dry
- Will leave your toe numb for a couple of hours, so we advise you to organise transport home
- Requires you to sign a consent form
For more information, call us on 03 9735 1273