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Fungal Nail Infections

We treat Fungal Nail Infections with Laser Treatment

 Fungal Nail Disease

Fungal nail disease (onychomycosis) affects many people. Fungi that feed on keratin, a structural protein within your nails, often causes condition and can be difficult to clear. The disease may result in pain, is contagious and results in a negative self image.

Why Laser?

  • Safe & effective
  • No side effects
  • Only 2 treatments required
  • Painless with no recovery time
  • Nail Polish can be applied straight away

 

How soon will I have clear nails?

Results are not immediate, but rather as the nail grows you will notice new, healthy growth from the nail base. Nails grow slowly so a complete result is observed months following the procedure. The ultimate result may be seen as much as 10-15 months after the procedure.

Signs of Fungal Nail Infection

  • Discoloured nails
  • Yellow streaks under the nail
  • White spots or streaks on the nail surface
  • Distorted or thickened nails
  • Brittle, crumbly or ragged nails
  • Nails separated from the underlying nail bed
  • Build up debris under the nail

 

How it works

The procedure consists of 2 treatments, 6 weeks apart. During each treatment, a specially designed laser beam is able to pass through the nail and into the nail bed where the fungi are located. The laser energy then heats the colonies and destroys the fungi and spores, without causing damage to the nail and adjacent skin. All 10 nails are treated as fungi can live on other nails with no signs and be a risk or re-infection.

What else do I need to know

  • The procedure is safe
  • No anaesthesia is required
  • There are no side effects
  • There is no visible harm to the treated nail or adjacent skin
  • Socks and shoes can be worn immediately after the procedure
  • Nail Polish can be applied after treatment
  • There is no 'recovery' period after the procedure
  • Your Podiatrist will recommend a post treatment sanitization program to prevent any cross infection