Ideal treatment for:
An ingrown toenail occurs when your toenail grows into the skin surrounding it, which damages the skin and causes pain and infection. Ingrown toenails usually affect the big toe and are usually caused by cutting your toenails too short or down the sides of your nail bed so that they regrow irregularly. The problem can also be caused by wearing shoes that are too narrow for your toes to sit in a natural position.
A minor surgical procedure to treat ingrown or deformed toenails is a safe, fast and effective way to get relief.
Ingrown toenail surgery usually takes about 10 minutes under local anaesthetic and may involve one or more of the following techniques.
An ingrown toenail can happen again and you may need another operation if that happens.
Ingrown toenail surgery is a quick, safe approach for treating ingrown or deformed toenails and associated symptoms such as swelling and discomfort.
Toenail surgery improves the appearance of the toenail by properly manicuring the nail and removing the deformity, with little to no scarring.
Ingrown toenail surgery is performed by an experienced doctor, with support from a team of experienced and qualified nursing staff in a safe medical environment.
Your doctor may be able to gently push the skin away from the ingrown toenail or cut away the piece of toenail that has grown into the skin.
Try to cut your toenails straight across and do not leave sharp edges.
Wear shoes that comfortably fit the shape of your feet.
Complications may include pain, swelling, bleeding, scarring, or (rarely) wound infection.
Elevate your foot as much as possible in the first few days following the procedure. After that, you can usually start to be a little more active. Do not play sports or do strenuous exercise for two weeks. Your doctor will tell you when you can return to normal activities.
Medical and cosmetic
skin concerns addressed
by certiﬁed skin experts.
Expert consultations and
safe treatments delivered
in a medical facility.
to overall skin health and
Patient-centred focus to
achieve healthy, beautiful
skin for life.