Nail Surgery: Permanent Ingrown Toenail Solution

Posted on Wednesday, July 21st, 2021

Are you constantly battling painful, infected ingrown toenails? Nail surgery might be a perfect option for you. This minor procedure can permanently soothe your pain.

Now don’t let the word “surgery” scare you off. The procedure is straightforward: 

  • After a bit of freezing, our Chiropodists will remove the offending side of your nail, leaving a small, temporary gap where they apply a chemical to ensure that the nail’s ingrowing part does not grow back. 
  • Following the surgery, discomfort, if any, can usually be treated with over-the-counter pain medicine. 
  • Four to six weeks later, the gap along the side will be closing, and the nail will continue to grow as usual, without the pain of an ingrown. 

If you would like to see a video of the procedure, Richard Werkman performed the procedure for a timelapse video which is posted to our YouTube channel. (Warning: Video contains graphic content)

If the word “surgery” is still scaring you, we offer a more conservative route. Every one to two months, you can visit our Chiropodists to clean up the callus built up from the nail ingrowing. They will also trim the toenails at the visit to give them their best chance to grow properly. 

Book an assessment today with one of our Chiropodists to treat your ingrown toenails!

Cosmetically Enhancing Damaged Nails with KeryFlex

Posted on Monday, June 14th, 2021

As summer rolls around, some of our patients have asked us how they can improve the look of their damaged toenails. Our clinic offers the KeryFlex Nail Restoration Solution, a leading procedure used to cosmetically enhance damaged toenails.

KeryFlex provides immediate, temporary enhancement after one application. The application is similar to a dentist bonding a tooth. After your chiropodist trims and files down your damaged toenail, a resin material is applied, shaped and hardened with a special light. This nail can stay on for up to six weeks.

The KeryFlex nail looks and feels completely natural, bending with the natural movement of your toes and feet. KeryFlex will not irritate or cause further damage to the underlying nail or skin, which allows the remaining nail to grow out naturally. Nail polish and remover can be applied without damaging the nail.

If you are concerned with the appearance of your damaged toenails, Keryflex Nail Restoration may be for you. Give our office a call today to determine if you are a candidate!

LunulaLaser®: The Only Non-Thermal Fungal Nail Laser Treatment

Posted on Wednesday, May 26th, 2021

Summer is a time you tend to show off your toes, whether barefoot or in a pair of your favourite sandals. Patients tell us that having a fungal nail infection causes them embarrassment, to the point of wanting to keep those toes hidden at all cost. We understand and are here to help. Your Chiropodist can quickly determine whether you have a fungal infection (onychomycosis) and discuss available treatment options.

What Are the Signs of a Fungal Nail Infection?

  • A nail may lose “its shine” and begin to partially or fully discolour and thicken
  • In severe infections, the nails may become discoloured, thickened, and detached from the nail bed, with the skin surrounding the nails becoming inflamed and painful

Since other diseases or conditions may also cause toenail discolouration or thickening, it is best to have it looked at by a professional.

Treating Fungal Nail Infections with LunulaLaser®

We are proud to offer LunulaLaser®, the easy and convenient treatment that helps turn discoloured and disfigured nails into clearer, healthier-looking nails.

• The only touchless, painless (non-thermal) solution for fungal infection of the nail
• Poses none of the risks and harmful side effects of oral anti-fungal medications
• No pain, no downtime, and no more embarrassment about unsightly nails

If you would like clearer, healthier nails, book a footcare appointment and discuss LunulaLaser® with your Chiropodist today!