Onyfix is a game-changing nail correction system used in the treatment of ingrown toenails. Onyfix is applied to the ingrown nail, and guides this nail's growth over time, slowly removing the curve in the nail until the nail is no longer ingrown. Onyfix is non-surgical, and conservative meaning that this is not a surgical procedure, but at times can be used alongside surgical removal for added insurance that the nail doesn't become ingrown again. Onyfix was created in Germany and has been used by podiatrists in Europe for years. Recently Onyfix has been given FDA approval and can be used here in the US for non-surgical treatment of ingrown toenails.
Because Onyfix is a new treatment in the US, people interested in this option for ingrown toenail removal naturally will have some questions. So I put together below the top most frequently asked questions I get about Onyfix, as a foot doctor.
1. What is the procedure for Onyfix?
The procedure for Onyfix is very simple. Your nail is cleaned and lightly filed. excess oils are removed from your nail. Next, a primer is then painted all over the toenail. Then, the Onyfix resin is applied, and molded, on your nail in a strip. For some nails, one strip is used, but for more severe ingrown toenails two strips can be used. Once your foot doctor is happy with the placement of the Onyfix band, a special light is used to harden the Onyfix on your nail. Once this hardening or curing is done, the Onyfix band is lightly filed to smooth out any bumps or ridges on the band. This is it. Below is a youtube video showing the Onyfix application process, step by step.
2. How long does it take for Onyfix to work?
Depending on how severe your ingrown nail is, and how fast your toenails grow, full correction with Onyfix for your big toenail can take 6-9 months, and for your smaller toenails at least 3 months.
3. What are the contraindications for Onyfix?
Onyfix is the safest way to treat ingrown toenails, but for some people, Onyfix should not be used. These include people with:
Subungual hematoma - bleeding underneath the nail
Nail fungus - that infects more than 50% of the nail
Cancer - There are certain cancers seen in your toenail, Onyfix should not be used if there is a concern of cancer or malignancy.
People who had a previous allergic reaction to Onyfix
4. Can you use nail polish with Onyfix?
Yes, you can use nail polish with Onyfix. The nail polish has to be regular nail polish, you cannot use gel nail polish with Onyfix because of the soaking and filing off the gel nail polish that's required to remove it. This process will also remove the resin Onyfix band.
5. How much does Onyfix cost?
The Onyfix nail correction system though approved by the FDA is not currently covered by any insurance plan. At Direct Podiatry Arizona the price of each Onyfix application is $125. This does not include the additional office visit fee. To view my pricing list, click here.
Schedule Your Appointment At Direct Podiatry Arizona
Are you looking for a foot doctor that applies Onyfix in Phoenix? My name is Dr. Tarr. I am a board-certified foot doctor, and also the owner of Direct Podiatry Arizona in Tempe, AZ. To schedule your free 15-minute consultation, to see if Onyfix is right for you, click here.