Individuals who suffer from recurring in-growing toenails (Onychocryptosis) may wish to consider either a PNA (Partial nail avulsion) or TNA (total nail avulsion) to treat the condition. After local anaesthesia, Blake will remove all or part of the unwanted nail and apply a chemical called ‘phenol’ to the nail’s root (eponychium). This prevents the regrowth of the problematic nail in 95% of cases. Procedures are performed in a sterile environment to limit risk of infection and use precision to make the remaining nail (on PNA) look aesthetically pleasing.
Nail surgery is also recommended for individuals who find it impossible to eradicate a fungal nail infection (onychomycosis). For those wishing to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing appearance (e.g. men or women who wear open front shoes/sandals) a TNA can be performed with no phenolisation, allowing a new ‘uninfected’ nail to grow through.