for fungal nail disease
We love to treat all skin and nail conditions affecting the feet, including fungal nails
Nearly 15% of Australian’s suffer from fungal nail disease. Patients who come and see us with this problem describe it as ugly and embarrassing.
How does the laser work?
The laser heats up the nail to a temperature of around 50℃, which is enough to kill the fungal spores. Normally one treatment is enough to destroy all the spores.
Does it hurt?
During the procedure, you will feel the nail getting hot. If the heat becomes too much, we stop and wait for a little while, then continue. We have never had a patient complain of actual pain during the procedure.
How quickly does it work?
Because your nails grow slowly, there is no instant way to repair the damage caused by fungal nail disease. But by killing all the spores and using follow up preventative measures to ensure that the nails are not re-infected, you should have nails free of any sign of fungal damage in 10-12 weeks.
Can I see it in action?
The laser we use is made in Germany. Below is an informative video produced by the manufacturers showing a young German girl going for laser treatment.
You may find the answers to your questions below or you can contact the clinic where our helpful staff will happily answer them for you.
The infection improves following one treatment, however we use a two treatment protocol with the second treatment to be completed six weeks later. Like any infection, there is the potential for the fungal infection to recur. We therefore also recommend care techniques to reduce this recurrence.
At the time of the procedure, the toenail will not become instantly clear, it takes time to grow out from the nail base. Within 3 months post treatment, healthy new nail growth should be visible. Fungal nails grow slowly, so you may not see a significant improvement for several months, but you should see a gradual growth of clear nail.
- It is important to remove all nail polish at least the day before your treatment.
- Bring in a clean pair of socks to wear home
- Bring in your frequently worn footwear to be sanitised.
- Additional pre and post treatment advice will be given when making your appointment.
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"Love your feet"
We aim to help you achieve all the wellbeing and lifestyle benefits that come with healthy, happy feet.