Toenail reconstruction is a cosmetic procedure. Toenail reconstruction is performed by a podiatrist using a specialist gel that is layered on top of unsightly or misshapen nails so that the nail is more aesthetically pleasing.
Nail reconstruction is not a permanent solution. The length of time that the nail reconstruction lasts will vary from person to person. The new nail will generally last between 4 and 8 weeks after which another nail can be re-applied at a later date.
Toenail reconstruction is a similar process to gel nails in the way that a gel is layered and then hardened using a UV light. The product used for toenail reconstruction however is very different, and this is where the similarities end. The solution is different to gel nails carried out by beauticians in salons for the following reasons:
The reconstructed toenail may be treated in the same way as you would treat a natural nail, this means that if you wish to you can apply nail varnish and use a nail varnish remover (one that contains no acetone).
Toenail reconstruction is suitable for:
Please be aware: for those who may have had their entire nail removed permanently (a total nail avulsion). Nail reconstruction can be performed, but it is unlikely that the nail will last longer than a day. When there is no nail for the resin to adhere to, the resin will be applied to the nail bed (which is skin). Skin naturally secretes oils and sheds constantly, meaning the resin applied cannot bond to skin as it would nail. If someone wishes to have nail reconstruction that has no nail, a hypoallergenic nail glue may be used to re-apply the nail as and when when desired.
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Take a look at some before and after images of our toenail rehabilitation service.
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