Partial nail avulsions are our most common surgical procedure for ingrown toenails. This procedure involves a small segment of nail being removed followed by the application of phenol to the nail bed to prevent this problematic segment of nail from regrowing. This is a sterile procedure and is performed under local anaesthetic. Please feel free to contact the clinic for more information if you feel this procedure may be appropriate for you.
A total nail avulsion involves a procedure whereby the nail plate is removed in its entirety followed by the application of phenol to the nail bed to prevent its regrowth. This procedure is typically reserved for nails that are thickened and irregular in shape and are causing pain and discomfort. A total nail avulsion is a sterile procedure, performed under local anaesthetic. Please contact the clinic if you feel this procedure may be appropriate for you.
Wart removal surgery is a procedure that is used when more conservative wart treatments have failed. The appropriateness of this procedure is dependent on the site and size of the lesion. Please feel free to contact the clinic if you would like to discuss this option further.
The Faulkner’s needling technique is a less invasive and more commonly performed procedure than wart removal surgery. This procedure aims to overcome one of the difficulties with treating warts/verrucas in that it alerts your body’s immune system to the presence of the lesion, which is usually masked. The procedure involves applying some local anaesthetic to one of the warts (if there is more than one). Once the wart is completely numb a needle is used to puncture it multiple times. This process stimulates an inflammatory response, allowing your immune system to then fight off the infection. Even if you do have multiple warts, treating one of the lesions will usually result in all of the warts resolving. There is some discomfort with the local anaesthetic, however the procedure itself is completely painless and there is usually not very much discomfort once the anaesthetic has worn off.