Q: What is an Ingrown Toenail?
A: An Ingrown Nail is when one or both sides of the toenail are painful and sometimes become red and swollen.
Q: How do I treat an Ingrown Toenail?
A: Soak the toe In warm water with two tablespoonfuls of white vinegar for 15 minutes and apply antibiotic ointment to both sides of the toe. The best treatment for an ingrown toenail Is to remove one or both sides of the toenail permanently by applying a chemical under the cuticle of the nail.
Q: Is an Ingrown Toenail procedure painful?
A: We numb you with local anesthetic called lidocaine and you do not feel the procedure. Most people only need Tylenol, Advil or Ice after the procedure.
Q: How long Is the recovery for an Ingrown nail procedure/surgery?
A: The procedure only takes 5 minutes to remove the Ingrown nail permanently. The recovery time is 4 weeks with no limitation of activity, swimming or exercise. You can do anything you want the day after the procedure, it just might be slightly sore.
Q: What will my toes look like after surgery, will my toenail look deformed?
A: The toenail will look almost completely normal, rectangular in shape and it is not noticeable after the toenail goes through one growth cycle. You will almost never get an ingrown toenail again after toenail surgery.
INGROWN TOENAILS ARE HEREDITARY AND CAN BE CAUSED FROM AN INJURY