Ingrown toenails can appear due to some factors such as poorly fitting shoes, some deformities of the foot and toes and when toenails are not trimmed properly, if they are cut too short or the edges are rounded rather than cut straight across, which is why they can grow into the skin and curl downward. This is a very common condition and consists in the corner or side of the toenail growing into skin.
Some signs that you have or may develop an ingrown toenail are: pain, redness and swelling of the skin, and sometimes even a small amount of pus.
Usually ingrown toenails can be treated at home by soaking the foot into warm water as often as you can but keep the toe dry otherwise, massage that area, place a cotton with antiseptic under the toenail. There are cases in which it is too late for these types of treatments and there are people, such as those suffering from diabetes who are prone to higher risks if they do not treat it and who should consider seeing a specialist.
The radiosurgery treatment available at Renew Skin & Health Clinic is one of those specialized ingrown nail removal treatments. It is a fast and simple solution for those who prefer another painless alternative which can be performed in a couple of minutes, under local anesthesia, a procedure that can permanently ablate the nail bed after wedge resection. It is a very precise method which causes no damage to the surrounding skin.
The radiosurgery ingrown toenail removal treatment is performed with a special nail matrixectomy electrode covered with Teflon on both sides. Another advantage of this kind of treatment is the fact that it does not use the carcinogen chemical agent used in other types of such procedures, it sterilizes and cauterizes the wound instantly, it is painless and there is normally no downtime involved.