Toenail Replacement starter-set UNGUISAN® Classic
Nail prosthetics is a method of producing artificial toenails. It was developed by Josef Greppmayr (1901-1977) back in the middle of the last century and was patented in 1953. The method has undergone constant further development and refinement and today this has made it what is probably the most versatile and sophisticated form of nail replacement.
UNGUISAN is a two-pack synthetic resin consisting of a powder and a liquid hardener. Mixing the two initiates a cross-linking process (polymerisation), which takes several minutes and this process begins the moment the two are mixed. During it the user can shape the plastic to suit his own individual desires. What is produced is an artificial nail whose color, shape and characteristics imitate those of the material of the natural nail. It forms a durable and gentle connection with what is left of the natural nail and thus forms the basis for the technique described here.
UNGUISAN can be used to treat a wide range of nail problems, though a distinction needs to be made between chronic nail damage and temporary deformation. What can be laid down as a general rule is that there must be a remnant of the natural nail to provide a durable anchorage for the artificial nail.
Examples of frequent indications of nail prosthetics are:
- Conditions following traumatic loss of the nail plate
- Brittle nails (onychorrhexis)
- Splitting of the nail (schizonychia)
- Thickness and deformation of the nail (onychogryphosis)
- Fungal infections
- Cosmetic defects.
UNGUISAN Classic offers two methods for manufacturing artificial toenails, which look very similar to real nails in color, shape and quality. Hereby the plate prosthesis has a unique therapeutic benefit, because it allows to enhance the shape of the entire nail organ.
Plate prosthesis method
An individually formed nail plate is fixed onto the natural nail using Unguisan mass.
At the cast-in-site method powder and hardener will be mixed together and the Unguisan compound is spread and formed. This method is especially suitable for small repairs and completions of the nail plate.
The new Start-Set comes in a convenient storage box providing you with every utensil you need for both methods in any case and is sufficient for about 30-40 applications.
Nail prosthetics must not be employed when there are open wounds in or other injuries to the nail bed. In cases where there is mycosis of the skin and nails, a decision on whether nail prosthetics is advisable should be taken in the light of the individual circumstances.