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Toenail reconstruction is the restoration of a damaged nail.
It is done by a qualified, trained podiatrist for cosmetic purposes.
A number of layers of a special gel are applied to the damaged nail or portion of the nail.
The nail is put under a special UV lamp which hardens the gel.
The gel used for toenail reconstruction is not the same as the gel used for acrylic nails.
The specialised gel is flexible, whereas the gel used in salons for fingernails is hard. The gel needs to be flexible to allow the toenail to move with the natural movements of the toe, this is very important as the nail will then last longer and will not 'lift'.
Each patient is different, but most people would get up to 6 weeks with their medical grade artificial nail.
The gel used has antifungal properties; which means any nails which have a fungal infection will be treated while wearing the artificial nail.
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