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Ingrown toenail surgery

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The removal of an ingrown nail (onychocryptosis) is an effective way to get rid of this defect.

Ingrowth of the nail plate is often associated with pain, difficulties in walking and toe deformation. Reddening, swelling, inflammatory granulations and different secretions may occur.

The causes of onychocryptosis may include:

  • wrong nail cutting;
  • long wearing of inconvenient footwear;
  • anatomic features of toes;
  • sharp weight fluctuations.

Surgical treatment of ingrown toenails

Today there are several methods of treating ingrown nails. Conservative methods involve the correction of the deformed nail by applying special plates or swabbing. However, these techniques are only effective at the initial stage of pathology development and have a high relapse risk.

To ensure a long-lasting result and an effective solution of the problem, laser removal is performed. The main advantages of this method include:

  • painlessness;
  • low injury rate;
  • safety;
  • esthetic qualities.

The laser beam only acts on the ingrown part and does not affect the healthy plate and the surrounding toe tissues.

Indications to manipulation

Discomfort caused by an ingrown toe develops gradually, so you should consult a doctor when you observe the first symptoms. It is better to correct the wrong nail plate at initial stages using low-invasive techniques than undergo a surgical intervention.

Contraindications

Not reported.

Manipulation process

Onychocryptosis is treated on an ambulatory basis. First, the doctor treats the entire foot with an anesthetic solution. Then he or she removes the ingrown part with the help of a carbon dioxide laser, coagulates the edges and cleans up the swollen area.

In some cases, a small section of soft tissues adjacent to the ingrowth site are excised. The loss of blood is insignificant.

Manipulation duration

The average duration of the manipulation is 30 minutes.

How long does it take to recover from an ingrown toenail surgery?

The laser removal of an ingrown nail does not involve a long recovery period. Pain is relieved the following day after the manipulation. The wound should be rinsed and a sterile bandage should be worn for several days.

Some patients report the formation of ichor and reddening around the ingrown nail resection site. All unpleasant sensations disappear and the sterile bandage is taken off after a week. During this period of time, it is recommended to limit taking baths and protect the leg from injuries. After a month, you can appreciate the result and return to your routine activities.

The effect of laser removal of onychocryptosis is preserved for the whole life. There are no complications or relapses.

How much does it cost for laser nail fungus treatment in Diamond Laser?

The price of laser treatment of ingrown nails is relatively low, especially taking into account the effectiveness of the manipulation and life-long guarantee. You can find out about the correction and manipulation terms in more detail during a visit to the doctor. Make an appointment by the phone and we will relieve you from discomfort as soon as possible.

Manipulation namePh.D. (Medicine)Plastic surgeon
Laser removal of ingrown nail (one nail)2000 UAH

* payment in UAH at the rate applicable on the day of payment

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