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Ingrown Toenail Removal and Phenol Ablation2023-10-25T12:16:49+01:00

Ingrown Toenail Removal and Phenol Ablation

Toenail problems encompass a broad range of problems or conditions that can have an impact on toenails. From simple cosmetic issues to more serious medical diseases, these issues might vary.

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Ingrown Toenail Removal and Phenol Ablation

Toenail problems like ingrowth or thickening are rather prevalent. They hurt, make it difficult to wear shoes and walk, and there is a chance of infection. When the nail digs into the side of the toe, ingrown nails are most common in young people. Older persons frequently experience thick, painful nails as a result of nail deterioration. This pamphlet explains a straightforward surgical method to address your issue.

Ingrown Toenail Removal and Phenol Ablation at a Glance

Procedure Time:
30 minutes

Return to Work:
2 weeks

Full Recovery:
6 weeks

£300 (Fixed)

What to expect at the time of your surgery:

The procedure entails removing the wedge-shaped nail (sliver) that is causing your agony by pressing into the flesh. Following the removal of the nail, the wound is cauterised using a substance called phenol, which stops the nail from growing again in this area of the nail bed. Typically, the remainder of the nail is undamaged, though it may get discoloured when the phenol heals.

Ingrown toenail removal and phenol ablation recovery:

  • 24 hours after surgery At this point, you should remove the dressing and bathe your toe for 5 minutes in a foot bath of salty water. Apply a thin gauze dressing to the toe. You should be able to wear a normal shoe. Do not use creams, lotions, or antiseptics, as they can interfere with wound healing.
  • At 2 weeks At your post-operative appointment, you will have the stitches removed. This is normally painless.
  • 6-10 weeks Your toe will weep continuously for up to 6 weeks for a small toe or 10 weeks for a big toe. This is normal for this particular surgical procedure. There should be minimal discomfort on a day-to-day basis.
  • A sudden and rapid increase in pain may be due to irritation from your shoes or an infection. Make sure you wear wide trainer-type shoes while the toe is healing. Infection is usually indicated by increased redness, pain, and discharge. If this happens, please contact us for advice or see your GP. Until healed, avoid all muddy sports and swimming.

Ingrown Toenail Removal and Phenol Ablation Prices

Ingrown Toenail Removal and Phenol Ablation, which is £300

For a no obligation quote, tailored specifically to you, please find your nearest Signature Clinic and book in for free consultation with one of our experienced surgeons. Your requirements are discussed in full confidence in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Following your consultation, the price you are quoted includes everything and there are no extra or hidden costs. Advice, treatment and aftercare are all part of our package to ensure your experience is positive from beginning to end.

Next Steps

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Ingrown Toenail Removal and Phenol Ablation FAQ

What is an ingrown toenail?2023-09-22T14:19:01+01:00

An ingrown toenail occurs when the edge of a toenail grows into the surrounding skin, causing pain, swelling, and possible infection.

When is ingrown toenail removal necessary?2023-09-22T14:23:03+01:00

Ingrown toenail removal is typically recommended when conservative treatments (soaking, proper nail trimming, and antibiotic ointments) fail to alleviate the pain and discomfort or when the ingrown toenail becomes infected.

Is phenol ablation always necessary after ingrown toenail removal?2023-09-22T14:23:50+01:00

Phenol ablation is not always necessary but is often recommended to reduce the likelihood of the ingrown nail recurring. The decision depends on the severity of the condition and the patient’s history of ingrown toenails.

How long does the recovery process take after ingrown toenail removal and phenol ablation?2023-09-22T14:26:58+01:00

Recovery time can vary, but most patients can return to regular activities within a few days after the procedures. Complete healing may take several weeks.

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