Toenail reconstruction is a cosmetic as well as medical procedure. Toenail reconstruction is performed by a podiatrist using a specialist gel that is layered either directly onto the nail bed if no nail is present (due to trauma or surgery) so that a brand new nail is created, or, on top of unsightly or misshapen nails so that the nail is more aesthetically pleasing.You can paint your toe nails after nail reconstruction and treat the temporary nail like a normal nail.
The gel that we are using here in MELA podiatric clinic, contains an anti mycotic agent which has a slow release of an anti-fungal agent. It is also well known for his healing properties, protects against and treats fungal infections. It is an extremely flexible and elastic self levelling gel which bonds to a surface, adds strength and cures. Once cured the semi permanent nail due to its flexability adapts to the movements of the nails and the feet and gives the effect of a natural nail and will simply grow out.
You can file them, bathe, shower and swim in them.
TOE NAIL RECONSTRUCTION IS SUITABLE FOR:
- Thick nails
- Men and women
- Nail tufts or spikes that have been left after nail surgery
- Discoloured nails
- Fungal nails
- Traumatised nails
- Psoriatic nails
- People with no nail at all