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Nail Surgery In London Or Laser Treatment: What's Right For You?

Are you noticing brittle and discoloured nails or have stinky feet at the end of the day? It can be a growing fungal infection in your nail bed! Toenail fungal infections are painful, and, in some severe cases, the patient can need surgery to stop the infection from spreading. Now, there are two options: nail surgery or laser treatment. Each has its merits and demerits, and the final decision depends on your personal preferences. But here is a detailed comparison of nail surgery and laser treatment to help you make an informed decision.





Nail Surgery:

Pros:

  1. Nail surgery is a fool-proof way of putting an end to toenail fungal infection or ingrown nails.

  2. After the surgery, you will experience comfort in wearing shoes and doing regular activities like walking and running.

  3. In the case of a toenail fungal infection, surgery is a hygienic option for stopping the infection from spreading to other toes.

  4. Nail surgeries are not as expensive and are often covered by health insurance.

Cons:

  1. It is a painful process and involves blood loss. The pain will persist during the recovery period. You will need downtime after the surgery.

  2. Cosmetically, nail surgeries do not look good and can leave a scar on the toe.

  3. You will require prolonged post-operative care after the nail surgery.

  4. If the operation is not done properly there can be a risk of infection in the postoperative phase.


Laser Treatment:

Pros:

  1. Laser treatment is non-invasive and painless. There is no blood loss in the case of laser toenail fungus treatment.

  2. It is an effective way of treating toenail fungal infections rather than topical ointments and oral medicines.

  3. Laser treatments do not require any downtime after each session.

  4. Laser treatment keeps the nail bed intact, and cosmetically, it looks better.

Cons:

  1. Laser treatments can be more expensive than normal nail surgery in London.

  2. Laser treatment for toenail fungus can remove multiple sessions for complete healing.


Well, whatever you choose, Foot Clinic London is equipped to do it all. But if you are at a crossroads and still not sure which procedure is right for you, then it is time to get in touch and book your visit today. Consult expert doctors and podiatrists at the clinic to assess your situation and help you choose the perfect course of treatment based on your medical history.

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