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Toenail Reconstruction

What is toenail reconstruction?

Toenail reconstruction is a cosmetic as well as medical procedure. Toenail reconstruction is performed by a podiatrist using a specialist gel that is layered either directly onto the nail bed if no nail is present (due to trauma or surgery) so that a brand new nail is created, or, on top of unsightly or misshapen nails so that the nail is more aesthetically pleasing.

How long will the new nail last for?

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 6 weeks after which another nail will need to be re-filled or re-applied.

How is toenail reconstruction different to gel nails in a salon?

Toenail reconstruction is a very similar process to gel nails in the way that a gel is layered and then hardened using a UV light. Toenail reconstruction however is very different, and this is where the similarities end. Toenail Reconstruction is different to gel nails carried out by beauticians in salons for the following reasons:

What happens during toenail reconstruction?

A reconstructed toenail may be treated in exactly the same way as you would treat a normal nail, this means that if you wish to you can apply nail varnish and use a nail varnish remover.

Who is toenail reconstruction suitable for?

Toe nail reconstruction is suitable for: