If you are looking for a way to correct improperly growing toenails that doesn’t require removing the nail or other invasive procedures, we’d love to introduce you to a new, innovative treatment!
The Onyfix Nail Correction System is a versatile and completely painless way of addressing most forms of ingrown or improperly growing toenails, removing a need for surgical intervention in many cases.
It is a process we can adapt specifically to patients of varying ages and medical needs (including diabetic feet) without it having a major impact on your day-to-day life. You can still use nail polish during the course of treatment, should you wish.
What Can Onyfix Treat?
When toenails do not grow straight as they should, it can lead to uncomfortable conditions:
- Ingrown toenails, where the nail begins to grow and dig into the adjacent skin, causing pain and swelling.
- Involuted toenails, where the nail has not broken the skin, but is growing and curving abnormally enough to cause discomfort and thickened skin.
In both conditions, Onyfix may be used to physically correct the growth of the nail over time, restoring it to its original form and effectively taking care of the problem.
How Does Onyfix Work?
Instead of partially or fully removing the affected nail, the Onyfix Nail Correction System uses the natural growth of a toenail to its advantage.
We begin by debriding the nail, cleaning it, and applying a primer. We then apply a band of resin at the base of the nail, across its ideal width. As the nail naturally grows out, the band travels with it, slowly correcting the shape of the nail without intense pressure or pain.
Depending on how abnormal the curvature of the nail is, we may need to reapply Onyfix one or two more times for ideal results.
Once the band is applied right here in our office, you are free to continue on with your day as normal. The band is adhered strongly enough to the nail for most physical activities not to have an effect on it.
Is Onyfix Safe for Use on Children?
Yes. Onyfix comes in both a hard composite and soft composite. The soft composite is most suitable for children’s nails, as well as nails that may be softer or thinner than average.
Is Onyfix Safe for Diabetic Patients?
Yes. In fact, the ability to avoid any form of surgical intervention makes Onyfix a preferred choice for nail correction for diabetic patients. No broken skin (or additional broken skin) means a lower chance of infection or other complications.
Are There Cases Where Onyfix Cannot Be Used?
Yes. Some special circumstances might make us unable to recommend Onyfix for certain patients or conditions. We will fully discuss with you why Onyfix may or may not be a preferred form of treatment for you.
One particular instance in which we can’t immediately recommend Onyfix is when an ingrown toenail is infected. We must treat the infection first and foremost before we can consider Onyfix. Part of the treatment to address the infection might involve partial or full removal of the nail.
Find Help for Toenail Pain and Discomfort
Whether Onyfix is the best option for your ingrown or involuted nails, or another form of treatment is better, don’t wait any longer than you have to find out! We will diagnose and treat your problem with as little pain and inconvenience as possible.
Call our Massapequa office at (516) 541-9000 to schedule an appointment. We’ll be happy to see you and help set things straight.