Please note that at present, there is no toenail reconstruction gel on the market that treats or cures fungal toenail infections. Please click here for fungal toenail treatment.
What is toenail reconstruction?
Toenail reconstruction is both a cosmetic and medical procedure. It is undertaken using a specialist gel called Wilde- Pedique. The gel is layered directly onto the nail bed and onto any remaining toenail to create a new toenail. Alternatively, the gel is layered on top of the damaged or misshaped nail to look more aesthetically pleasing.
We do not recommend this product if there is no toenail at all as the longevity of the reconstruction cannot be guaranteed. However, it can be used for one- off events such as weddings or parties.
Wilde- Pedique contains Piroctone Olamine, a slow-release anti-fungal agent, and Micro Silver which is well known for its healing and anti-microbial properties. This means that it will help prevent the fungal infection spreading to other nails whilst it is worn. Wilde- Pedique does NOT treat or cure fungal toenail infections.
Who is it good for?
- Men and women.
- Patients with thickened toenails.
- Patients with fungal toenails.
- Patients with traumatised toenails.
- Patients with psoriatic toenails.
- Patients with yellow, discoloured nails.
- Patients with vitamin deficiencies and dry, brittle nails.
- Those recovering from chemotherapy.
- Diabetic patients.
- Pregnant women.
How long will the new nail last for?
Toenail reconstruction is not a permanent solution.
The length of time that the Wilde- Pedique toenail will last varies from person to person. The average length of time is approximately 6-8 weeks and the reconstructed toenail is then removed and replaced with the specialist gel. However, this is highly dependent on how well the client looks after the reconstruction after it has been applied by the Foot Health Practitioner. You will be provided with after care instructions to support the longevity of the reconstruction.
How is this different from the gel nails offered in a nail salon?
The process by which the gel is applied and hardened using UV light is the same but this is where the similarity then ends for the following reasons:
- It is not an acrylic nail. The Wilde- Pedique toenail is described as a prosthetic and is designed to be the same as a natural nail.
- The specialist gel used for toenail reconstruction is a flexible product and nail salons use hard finished products on fingernails. The Wilde- Pedique needs to be flexible to allow the toenail to move with the natural movements of the toe. This allows the reconstructed nail to last longer and not lift.
- The Wilde- Pedique has anti- fungal properties. This means that it will help prevent the infection spreading to other nails whilst it is worn. Wilde- Pedique does NOT treat or cure fungal toenail infections.
- Nail reconstruction is undertaken by a trained professional (Foot Health Practitioner).
- Wilde- Pedique is suitable for diabetics and those with no nail present at all.
- The toenail that is reconstructed does not damage the natural nail and not will it restrict growth of the natural nail.
What happens during toenail reconstruction?
- If a toenail is present, the nail will be reduced and as much of the damaged/ infected nail removed as possible. The nail is then roughened with a file. If no toenail is present then the process begins at stage 2.
- The toenail is cleaned to remove any oils and disinfected.
- A solution is applied to the toenail/ nail plate to enhance the bonding of the gel. This solution also contains an anti- fungal agent.
- The Wilde- Pedique is then applied in layers, with each layer hardened with a UV light. As soon as the desired thickness is created the nail is filed and buffed to finish.
- A high gloss layer can be applied or Dr.’s Remedy Enriched Nail Care polish. It is safe to use with nail polish and nail polish remover.
- You will be provided with after care instructions to support the longevity of the reconstruction.
Contact the team on 02392 388149 or 07795 522700 for a consultation and treatment.