Nail reconstruction nail is a prosthetic nail covering which provides a temporary cosmetic improvement to damaged and unsightly toenails. The specially designed nail is specifically for use on toenails and is bonded permanently to the exposed nail where it usually remains until it grows out. This reconstruction can last up to six weeks.
At The London Nail Laser Clinic both ToeFlex nail reconstruction and Wilde-Pedique nail reconstruction systems are offered. They each have their advantages. The system of choice for each individual will be decided at the appointment.
ToeFlex is a hybrid acrylic-gel which starts off like putty, and can be manipulated until the desired shape is achieved, before it is set using LED lights, where as Wilde-Pedique is an elastic UV gel which is usually applied and set in stages.
This treatment can be applied to any nail condition provided there is a nail to attach to. It works well on loosely attached or lifted nails holding attaching them to the nail bed as they grow. Damaged, thick or fungal nails that don’t grow fully or are deformed are transformed.
Nails are cut back and filed using the electric spray file before applying the reconstruction. The nail is set using a light which is specific to that particular nail redconstruction. The reconstruction will be hard before you leave.
Nail reconstruction will instantly improve the appearance of the nail and provides a protective cover thus alleviating any tenderness caused by trauma. The treatment is useful for covering both fungal infected nails and those suffering from damage due to trauma, for example bruising from playing sport or wearing tight shoes, or from a stubbed or trodden on nail.
Both men and women benefit from having a reconstructed nail applied. Once treated, nail polish can be applied to the reconstruction without having a negative effect on the natural nail.
Nail reconstruction is available at the RADLETT clinic only. Please book a Nail Reconstruction appointment as the appointment duration is longer than either a New Patient or Existing Patient appointment.