Ingrown toenail is a fairly common disease called onychocryptosis. It is expressed by the ingrowth of the nail plate into the soft tissue. For those who are faced with this phenomenon, it is not only an aesthetic problem. At the first stage, the pain is tolerable, and often not everyone immediately goes to the doctor, assuming that the treatment of an ingrown nail is not necessary. This is the biggest mistake, because every day there is a deformation of the nail, the nail roller becomes swollen, the finger increases in size and interferes with normal walking. In the future, the pain increases, as the inflammatory process develops and suppuration occurs. The earlier you start treatment, the faster the ingrown nail can be restored and the easier it is to get rid of the disease.
The main causes of nail ingrowth:
- hereditary predisposition;
- orthopedic diseases, injuries;
- unprofessional pedicure;
- uncomfortable or incorrectly chosen shoes;
- fungal infection.
Why do I need to remove an ingrown nail with a laser ?
This method of removing a common problem has few contraindications, except for intolerance to anesthetic agents and a small percentage of relapse (5-10%). But there are undoubtedly more advantages.
- Less pain after coming out of anesthesia.
- A small amount of blood is released during and after surgery (the vessels are sealed with a laser).
- Small area of intervention (only the wrong part of the nail plate is eliminated).
- The nail is given a physiological shape that allows it to grow in a different direction.
- Short duration of the "event" (10-30 minutes).
But after the operation, you need to clearly adhere to the recommendations of your doctor. Their implementation depends on the possibility of relapse and the speed of approaching the cherished hour when you can flaunt your favorite pair of expensive shoes or run barefoot on the beach.