Nail Reconstruction

This painless, in-clinic service restores the appearance of your nails which may have been affected by fungus, defects or trauma.

Our nail reconstruction consultant will remodel your nail using a composite resin to create a flexible, but durable, non-porous nail that allows the remaining natural nail to grow. The reconstructed nail is an immediate cosmetic improvement providing a natural-looking nail in just one single visit. It is also unaffected by acetone, nail polishes or detergents making it very durable.

What are the benefits of this process?

  • Offers another option for people with damaged toenails
  • Delivers immediate and significant cosmetic enhancement after just one visit
  • Looks and feels completely natural
  • Provides for cosmetically pleasing nails during most antifungal treatment regimens
  • Unlike rigid acrylic nails, flexibility allows restored nails to bend with the natural movement of toes and feet
  • Is compatible with human tissue and will not irritate or cause further damage to the underlying nail or skin
  • Allows for the remaining nail to grow out naturally
  • Is non-porous and will not allow moisture to penetrate between the natural and prosthetic nail
  • Applied in the sanitary setting of a foot care provider
  • Is unaffected by acetone, nail polishes or detergents
  • Is available in three colours: clear, natural, and opaque

How Does it Work?

Similar to a dentist bonding a tooth, Nail Reconstruction is a procedure in which a resin material is applied and hardened with a special light, “bonding” the material to the nail to restore or improve the nail appearance. Once bound to the nail, your foot care provider can smooth and shape the nail to appear natural.

The Reconstruction System consists of three components:

  1. Bonding Agent optimizes the adhesion of the Resin to the natural nail.
  2. Resin is a lightweight, medical-grade gel used to build up the nail and allows for sculpting and contouring
  3. Sealant is a UV curing top coat to seal the nail making it non-porous and non-permeable.

In most cases, the procedure can be completed in 30 to 45 minutes or less but depends on the condition of your nail and number of nails needing to be restored.

To book an appointment or to find out more about this service, please call 01489 881 204.

Please note: This service is carried out by a nail reconstruction consultant and not by a podiatrist from Active Step Podiatry. 

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