An ingrown toenail procedure usually consists of a thorough consultation, numbing of the affected toe, removal of the ingrown portion of the nail or the whole nail, and sometimes the use of chemical agents to halt future nail growth.
The length of an ingrown toenail procedure depends on the severity of the issue, the presence of infection, and the number of affected toenails. Your podiatrist typically expects the appointment to last anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour.
If your podiatrist decides that a non-invasive option is appropriate for your situation, they will utilize the Onyfix ingrown toenail treatment. This pain-free option takes about half the time of a traditional ingrown toenail procedure. Here's an article about the Onyfix system and how it works.
Rest assured, any specific aftercare instructions will be explained after the procedure. You'll leave with a hand-out that explains exactly what to expect and how to care for the toe after the procedure. If you're suffering from an ingrown toenail: don't wait. Call us today so we can get rid of the problem and get you back to living your best life as soon as possible.