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Love Your Toes Again - A Guide to Toenail Reconstruction with LCN


Have you ever had a toenail that was so damaged it affected your ability to wear sandals, go to the beach, or even just take a walk outside? If so, you know how frustrating and embarrassing it can be. Fortunately, there is something that can help: toenail reconstruction.

In this guide, we'll discuss what toenail reconstruction is, the benefits it offers, the cost of the procedure, and the process of reconstructing your toenail using LCN. We'll also talk about the aftercare you need to do to ensure that your toenail stays healthy and looking its best.


What is Toenail Reconstruction?

Toenail reconstruction is a process by which damaged or missing toenails are replaced with artificial nails. This procedure is also known as nail reconstruction or toenail restoration. Toenail reconstruction can be done with a variety of materials including acrylics, gels, and LCN.



The most popular and successful method of toenail reconstruction is LCN (Light Cured Nail). This method uses light-cured resin to bond artificial nails to the natural nail bed. The result is a durable, long-lasting toenail that looks and feels natural.



Benefits of Toenail Reconstruction

Toenail reconstruction offers several benefits to those who have suffered from severe toenail damage. The most obvious benefit is that it can restore the appearance of a damaged or missing toenail. This can make it easier to wear sandals and open-toed shoes without feeling self-conscious.

In addition, toenail reconstruction with LCN can also improve the strength and durability of the toenail. This can help to protect the nail bed from further damage, reducing the risk of infection and pain.

Finally, toenail reconstruction can also improve the overall health of the toenail. This is because the artificial nails are applied to the natural nail bed, allowing for better circulation and oxygenation of the nail. This can help to keep the nail healthy and strong.


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Toenail Reconstruction Cost

The cost of toenail reconstruction in our clinic costs £55 plus £5 per additional nail.


Wilde Pedique Toenail Reconstruction

Wilde Pedique is one of the most popular methods for toenail reconstruction. This procedure uses a light-cured resin to bond artificial nails to the natural nail bed. The result is a durable, long-lasting toenail that looks and feels natural.

The Wilde Pedique process is relatively straightforward. First, the nail technician cleans and prepares the natural toenail for the procedure. Then, a mold is made of the toenail and the artificial nail is fitted and bonded to the nail bed with light-cured resin.

The Wilde Pedique method is safe and effective, and can help restore the appearance of a damaged or missing toenail in just a few hours. It's also relatively affordable, making it a great option for those looking to restore their toenails without breaking the bank.


LCN Toenail Reconstruction

LCN (Light Cured Nail) is a popular method for toenail reconstruction. This method uses light-cured resin to bond artificial nails to the natural nail bed. The result is a durable, long-lasting toenail that looks and feels natural.

The LCN process is relatively straightforward. First, the nail technician will clean the toenail and remove any damaged or diseased tissue. Then, a mold of the toenail is made and the artificial nail is fitted and bonded to the nail bed with light-cured resin.

The LCN method is safe and effective, and can help restore the appearance of a damaged or missing toenail in just a few hours. It's also relatively affordable, making it a great option for those looking to restore their toenails without breaking the bank.


Aftercare for Toenail Reconstruction

Once you have undergone toenail reconstruction, it's important to take care of your toenails to ensure that they stay healthy and looking their best. Here are some tips for aftercare:

  • Keep your toenails clean and dry. Immediately after the procedure, you should rinse your toenails with warm, soapy water and dry them thoroughly.

  • Avoid excessive moisture. This can cause the artificial nails to come loose or become discolored.

  • Wear shoes that fit properly. This will help to ensure that the artificial nails stay in place and reduce the risk of further damage.

  • Avoid activities that involve excessive pressure on your toenails. This includes running, jumping, and other activities that put undue stress on the toenails.

  • See your podiatrist if you experience any pain or discomfort. This could be a sign of infection or other complication.

Conclusion

Toenail reconstruction can be a great way to restore the appearance of a damaged or missing toenail. There are several methods available, including the popular LCN (Light Cured Nail) method, which uses light-cured resin to bond artificial nails to the natural nail bed, which is what we use in our podiatry clinic.

It's relatively quick and painless, and most people find that they can return to their daily activities shortly after the procedure.

It's important to follow the proper aftercare instructions to ensure that your toenail remains healthy and strong. With proper care, you can love your toes again and enjoy the freedom of wearing sandals and open-toed shoes. So what are you waiting for? Call us today or click the book now button below to book your toenail reconstruction today and show off your beautiful, healthy toenails!



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