Standard Appointment (£50) :
This appointment usually takes place every 6-8 weeks. Each pair of feet are different so this appointment will include different treatments for each individual. Including toenail cutting and filing, hard skin and/or corn removal and verruca management.
Short Appointment (£35) :
This appointment is for straightforward treatment, as it is shorter in time. This includes individual treatments such as single corn removal, simple nail cutting, silicone prop re-do.
Fingernail cut (£5) :
To be added onto a foot appointment only.
Home Visits :
AS OF 01/08/2022 ALL HOME VISITS HAVE STOPPED.
Swift Microwave Therapy (£100):
(£100 per treatment, at least 3 treatments are usually required)
WHAT IS SWIFT?
Swift is a new technology, developed in the UK which has been licensed for the general treatment of skin lesions in Podiatry and Dermatology. Swift uses microwave energy which is delivered through a special probe applied to the skin to treat the affected tissue.
DOES IT HURT?
Like many treatments for skin lesions, some minor discomfort may be experiences. pain levels vary from person to person but most people undergoing swift liken it similar to an injection or a scratch, lasting 2-3 seconds then quickly subsiding.
WHAT CAN I DO AFTER TREATMENT?
In some cases the treated area may feel sore but will not prevent you taking normal daily activities.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
This is dependent on how you respond to treatment. In some cases, you may need more than one treatment. Your Foot health practitioner will be able to discuss this with you.
5 Minute fungal nail test (£45) :
This is a very quick and pain-free procedure, very much like a lateral flow test, however clippings of the nails are taken instead of a swab in the throat/nose. The result quickly shows, a positive test confirms the presence of dermatophytes and thus fungal nail infection in a small nail sample by a process known as immune -chromatography. If the test is negative, then fungal nail infection is not present and further consideration must be given to other nail pathologies.
This treatment price is just for the test itself and a letter to your GP to confirm findings (if needed), if you require a foot health appointment as well as the test, this will be added on top.
Verrutop is a new treatment in the UK and is a Class 2A Healthcare Product, which should only be used by a qualified medical professional.
It is a topical solution based on a unique combination of three organic acids, lactic, acetic, and oxalic, which are combined with copper and zinc salts plus nitric acid to produce “Nitric Zinc Complex”. The treatment is applied in clinic and surgical spirit then has to be applied to the area/s twice a day.
The amount of sessions varies due to several reasons such as the size, location and duration of the verrucas being present. The cost of treatment is £35 + £10 per ampule used, this treatment is to be repeated every 2 weeks in clinic, surgical spirit is supplied on the first appointment.
I can treat mild cases that do not require local anaesthetic. A blacks file will be used to reduce the nail edge along the side wall, along with a small portion of the nail removed if necessary.
If I find the nail is likely to require nail surgery under local anaesthetic I will either advise you to visit your GP (I will provide a headed letter with what treatment has been performed) for a referral to the NHS or advise a local clinic who can carry out the procedure.
Most cases however are mild and easily treated. I will also provide advice of how to avoid the toenail ingrowing again.
Although verrucae are harmless, when they form on a weight bearing area of the foot they are likely to be painful. Verrucae are caused by the HPV virus. Their classic appearance is cauliflower like, often containing small black dots which are small blood vessels on the surface of the skin.
They vary in size and number. Sometimes a verruca can spread quickly into a cluster of many tiny verrucae. Evidence has shown that, in many cases, verruccae will disappear of their own accord within two years. Therefore, if it is painless, often no treatment is required.
For painful, unsightly verrucae, or ones which are spreading, you may wish to seek treatment. I offer Swift microwave therapy, Silver nitrate, Verutop.
From experience we have found that each patient and each verrucca requires a different approach.
We have many different colours of both Gel Polish and Nail Polish. This is a treatment that must be added to a foot health appointment.
Nail polish- £15
Gel Polish- £20
Ottoform/Bland Rose silicone toe props:
Both Ottoform and Bland rose are available for toe props to be custom made. Ottoform is a lot harder so usually Bland rose is used. They can be made into any shape or size to offload pressure from a certain area. This pressure is usually in-between the toes or underneath the toes causing discomfort or corns which then become painful.
Please see pictures below.
Nail Reconstruction (£30):
Nail reconstruction is both a cosmetic and medical procedure.
The gel is layered directly onto the nail bed and onto any remaining/present nail so that a brand new nail is created or on top of damaged and misshapen nails so that the visual appearance is more aesthetic.
The reconstruction is not permanent and usually lasts between 6-8 weeks, however this does vary person to person and how much natural nail is left. The gel used is flexible to allow the nail to move with natural movements of the toe, the gel also has anti fungal properties ,meaning that the fungal nails affected are being treated whilst the nail is worn. the nail reconstructed will not have any damage to it nor will the reconstruction restrict the growth of the natural nail
Discount if more than one nail is reconstructed.
This price is for recon only, if a foot health appointment is also needed this cost will be added on top of the appointment price.