Nail dystrophies are changes in nail texture or composition occurring due to a variety of factors like fungal infection, trauma, congenital abnormalities, psoriasis, lichen planus, benign tumours, and occasionally cancer. Nail disorders and dystrophia could appear in your fingernails or toenails and make you look unhygienically messy and unappealing.

Dystrophic nails can become disfigured, thickened, or have a partially destroyed nail plate. Nails could also become distorted by too much keratin in the nail plate and nail bed, and cause it to lift off the underlying skin. Commonly caused by fungal infections, there are various levels of severity and treatments. Fungal infection of the toenails also called onychomycosis could be treated using effective and regular medications whereas, extreme cases of dystrophia require nail removal and growth-inducing procedures. There could be other potential causes that include psoriasis and trauma – either direct injury or chronic, repetitive microtrauma.


In many cases, Nail removal would be the best option to relieve you from discomforts and pain.

Nail Removal procedures are done to:

  • Relieve the pain associated with ingrown toenails or fingernails.
  • Remove a nail, damaged due to an injury
  • Infection within the nail, such as a fungal infection
  • Repairing a nail growth abnormality
  • Remove unappealingly discoloured, hypertrophic or thick nails.
French Manicure process in beauty salon close up of female hands

The procedure begins with the application of local anaesthesia for a painless experience. A tourniquet is then applied around the finger or toe at its base. We then use a surgical instrument underneath the nail and separate it from the underlying nail bed. The nail is then pulled out slowly and gently, and the finger or toe is bandaged. Loss of blood is minimal.

There are several conditions pertaining to nails and so are the options available for the same. If you have disfigured or discoloured nails, make haste to approach us and avail yourself the suitable treatments.