Nail Regeneration Procedure
Nail regeneration procedure is designed for people that have partially destroyed or damaged nails. Deformities and damage to the nail can be the result of both fungal and bacterial infections, trauma, surgeries, tumors, warts, eczema, repeated injuries and long lasting subungual hematomas (bleeding under nail). In most cases, the nail has stopped growing or its growing in a deformed way.
Nail regeneration procedure is effective in most cases. In order for it to be successful there must be a portion of the healthy nail present, even a small portion at the lunula (a crescent shaped portion at the base of the nail). Removal of the damaged tissue is done gradually with small elliptical excisions in order to stimulate unidirectional growth of the nail cells, promoting nail elongation. If necessary, procedure is repeated every 2-3 months until the normal nail growth is achieved.
This procedure is done in a clinical setting under local anesthetic with a minimal down time. Surgical complications with this procedure are not common as long as the post surgical advice is followed and the area is kept clean.
BEFORE AND AFTER
BEFORE THE PROCEDURE
AFTER THE PROCEDURE
Nail re-growth after one elliptical excision. There was no suturing and the patient can walk immediately after the procedure.