I am pleased to announce the addition of a toenail correction/reconstruction service as an addition to my portfolio.
I am now able to reconstruct and remodel your nails using this safe and effective treatment. Wilde- Pedique (also called LCN, which stands for light-cured nails) is known world wide and has been used for cosmetic reconstruction of nails for over 20 years. This treatment achieves a pleasing result when used on nails which have been partially removed due to surgery, trauma or fungal infections as the special resin can be applied directly to the nail bed.
What is Wilde Pedique?
It’s an extremely elastic UV gel (one component Acrylester resin) which when exposed to UV-A light sets. LCN Wilde Pedique was developed specifically for corrective and restorative toe nail treatments. The gel resin has the ability to bond to a surface, add strength and harden with a glossy finish, whilst at the same time adapting to the movements of the toe due to its flexibility. The results can be achieved even on callus layers of skin- very suitable where a toenail is damaged or in the case where a nail has surgically been removed and there is an unsightly regrowth; thus effective on scaly nail surfaces as it can conceal ridges and deformations and hide discolouration (in the case of fungal nails). The Wilde Pedique gel once applied and cured will essentially look like and cut like a regular toe nail. It is an ideal solution for those clients who are looking for a cosmetically pleasing look and at the same helping stopping the snagging of the nail and possible infection. It may need refilling every 4/6 weeks until the nail is grown fully.
Who would want a WILDE-PEDIQUE treatment?
Fungal Nails -This treatment can be used in conjunction with fungal nail treatment either in the form of topical or oral anti-fungal treatment. Although Wilde-Pedique is not a cure in itself, it should help in limiting the spread of the fungal infection and it will certainly go along way in boosting your confidence in being able to show off your feet.
Nails damaged by trauma or removed surgically – A prosthetic nail may help the new nail grow into place along the nail bed thereby minimising risk of an ingrown nail or in cases of surgery constructing a completely new nail on the nail bed. The treatment will not work when the nail bed has been removed as it needs a portion of nail to adhere to.
Cracked/split nails -LCN gels helps further damage by covering the crack/split, preventing further snagging
- No Odour, no Discolouration – Once an Acrylester – Resin has been cured for about two mins under a UV-A light, the material is completely cured and will not change.- No Primer/Chemical Activator – LCN gels use no aggressive acidic primers which damage the natural nail plate.
- No Damage to the Natural Nail – As the gel cures to a flexible surface, it will not damage or hinder the natural nail growth.
- Non Porous – neither moisture or air can penetrate the material and, there fore, fungal nails can be covered with the gels helping prevention of further spread or development of the infection.
Once an LCN nail has been applied it can be treated the same way as a natural toenail, which means it can be filed and varnished using standard or gel nail polish which can also be removed in the normal way, without damage to your new nail. After care is mostly common sense as any trauma to the nail or excess pressure may damage the LCN in the same way as it would damage a natural nail.
Treatments and Prices
Initial Consultation (up to 15 mins) free
Thisis a vital part of the treatment, in order for us to discuss what is required, and ensure that the treatment is absolutely right for you. I will also be able to give you a price for the total treatment and discuss timings.
One big toenail reconstruction £30
This treatment may take up to 60 mins and will not include any prior medical treatment or nail varnish.
Small toenail reconstruction £10
There may be a discount for more than one nail.
One big toenail overlay £10
This is where there is a complete nail and it may be that you want to wear varnish over a potentially fungal nail.
The above prices are meant to be used as a guide as every patient will have unique and individual needs which will be discussed in full at the initial consultation.