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Ingrown Or Involution  Toenail

An ingrown toenail develops when the sides of the toenail grow into the surrounding skin. Pain and tenderness to the sides of the toe nail as well as the tip of the toe. Nail curvature is exaggerated and can look C shaped when viewing from the apex. The big toe is often affected, either on one or both sides. The nail curls and pierces the skin, which becomes red, swollen and tender.

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Other Possible Symptoms Include:

  • Pain if pressure is placed on the toe

  • Inflammation of the skin at the end of the toe

  • A build-up of fluid (oedema) in the area surrounding the toe

  • An overgrowth of skin around the affected toe (hypertrophy)

  • Bleeding

  • White or yellow pus coming from the affected area

Surgery may be recommended if your toenail doesn't improve. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, this may involve removing part or all of your toenail.

Total Nail Avulsion

Total nail avulsion completely removes your toenail. This may be necessary if your nail is thick and pressing into the skin surrounding your toe. After your toenail has been removed, you’ll have an indentation where your nail used to be. However, it's perfectly safe for you not to have a toenail.

Partial Nail Avulsion

Partial nail avulsion removes part of your toenail and is the most commonly used operation for treating ingrown toenails. It's about 98% effective.
A local anaesthetic is used to numb your toe and the edges of your toenail are cut away. A chemical called phenol is applied to the affected area to prevent the nail growing back and becoming ingrown in the future.
A course of antibiotics may be prescribed if your nail is infected, and any pus will be drained away.


How to make a claim

Before you access care, understand your cover then

  1. Gain pre-authorisation for a consultation 

        - if toe is infected, we may prescribe antibiotics 

  1. After the consultation gain pre-authorisation for toenail fungus or finger fungus removal. 

  2. Schedule a date and time for surgery suitable for you. 

  3. After the surgery, we will need to review the wounds and dress the wound*. Please gain follow up pre-authorisation

* Some insurance companies do not covered medication and dressing. Please check with your provider.

The Following are the codes 

  • Initial consultation: No code needed

  • Nail surgery: S6400 or  S7010 or AA628

  • Follow up consultation: No code needed

Nail Surgery Specialist Private Insurance Provider

  • BUPA Provider Number: 85020325

  • Cigna Provider Number: 203195

  • Vitality Health: Marion Yau

  • WPA Provider Number: 920706491

  • AVIVA Provider Number: 600099010

  • Simply Health, Helix and Health Shield: No membership number needed

Self Paying


A redeemable consultation is needed prior to surgery. This can be completed  virtually or face to face.  The cost  includes  local anaesthetic,  nail removal, up to 3 wound reviews and antibiotics, if needed. All surgery will be performed by Marion Yau.  If Marion Yau is not available, it will be a doctor or Podiatrist trained by her.

1 Nail

2 Nail

Additional Nails

Phenol per a toe





Other Additional Treatment & Test

This is recommended to patients with severe infected fungal nail infection. Oral systemic medication is recommended for clients.

General Pracitioner consultation and prescription (In- House)

General Pracitioner consultation and prescription (Telephone)

Blood Test (General blood test and Liver Function Test)

Repeated Prescription Only

Nail or Skin KOH & Culture Test

ONYCHO DNA Nail and Skin Testing  
(If NHS samples or Culture Samples come back negative)

Swabs for skin infection

Histology (Check for cancer)

Histology + Culture

IgE (Allergy Testing) for anti-fungal medications:
include blood test











Ingrown Toenail Removal Partial Nail Avulsion

Marion Yau

Marion Yau, Harley Street Nail Treatment and Surgery Specialist  trained all our dedicated team. Marion Yau has over 18 years of experience in treating nails and 12 years of nail surgery experience. Marion Yau and her team will work with you to develop a treatment programme especially for you. Let's get you back on your feet today!

Our Podiatric Commitment

Our commitment to delivering a quality service sets us apart from others. When you engage in our services, we’ll offer you an appointment as soon as possible to get you back on your feet. We only employ qualified, registered practitioners, so you can be confident that you are receiving a professional service. Our clinic won various customer service awards and best clinic awards.

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46 Harley Street,



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