Laser Nail Fungus Removal

How Do We Treat Nail Fungus?

Laser Nail Fungus Removal.

We no longer recommend the use of over-the-counter nail fungus creams, lacquers or sprays.

Mainly, because of the low rate of cure using those products.

Instead we now use a photo thermal laser to safely and effectively treat nail fungus–with minimal hassle for you.

Although heat treatment is just as quick as topical treatment.

It has the advantage of penetrating below your nail and thus preventing recurrence of the infection.

Heat is generated at the site of the fungal infection beneath your nail plate, effectively killing off the fungal infection.

While sparing your healthy cells.

You should feel a warm sensation at your nail.

Laser treatment for nail fungus does not require any local anaesthesia, and there is no recovery period.

It’s a simple walk-in, walk-out procedure with no side effects and no visible harm to the nail or skin.

The importance of preventing infections after laser treatment:

Nails have no living cells – even healthy-looking nails.

This is an important point as a dead cell has no potential to fight off an infection and heal.

This means that once the laser treatment is complete and the fungal cells have been destroyed; it will slowly disappear as the healthy nail grows out.

As the healthy nail grows out, the damage will slowly disappear, though this will take several months.

What Can You Expect From A Laser Nail Fungus Removal Appointment?

At our laser treatment clinic, we don’t just treat your fungus, but also help prevent it from coming back.

Each new appointment starts with a comprehensive assessment to ensure that we select the best treatment for you.

And really get to the cause of the problem.

This includes:

Understanding the cause of your nail infection (as opposed to another condition that appears like a fungal nail infection)

Treatment plans that address both short-term and long-term goals

Leading measures to ensure that once the fungal nail infection is eradicated, the chances for re-infection are minimised

We determine how many laser treatments you will require by looking at several factors about your treatment:

How many nails are infected?

What is their severity of the fungal nail infection?

Your age and general health.

Your laser specialist will advise on the number of laser therapy appointments recommended for your treatment.

But generally, 3-6 treatments are required.

Can A Fungal Nail Infection Cure itself?

A fungal nail infection is rare but uncomfortable and unpleasant.

This is because the fungus will have an endless food source from your growing nails, which are made of keratin.

Fungal infections can be difficult to treat, because they can either affect just one or more than one nail.

They occur when warm, moist skins that surround the nail allow fungi to grow under the surface of the nail.

Resulting in white or yellow spots under the nail pushing it back up from underneath, possibly making the infected area appear stumpy and irregular.

Most people develop their first fungal infection after trauma to their fingers or feet.

Often after a long-term injury has healed and skin tissue starts breaking down.

Constant moisture allows this breakdown to take place quicker and easier.

No matter what your symptoms may be, you shouldn’t try to treat this condition by yourself.

Consulting with a specialist laser clinician for diagnosis is advisable.

Our staff specialise in photo thermal laser treatment and provide the highest clearance rate of any treatments currently on market.

How Do Fungal Nail Infections Spread?

Fungal nail infections spread through direct contact with someone who is infected.

Or through coming in contact with the same surface they have been in contact with, like floors, showers, socks and shoes.

As fungus thrives in warm and moist environments.

Public pool and shower areas, gyms, and changing rooms are the most common places to contract a fungal nail infection.

Once you have the infection, it can grow and spread to your other nails inside your sneakers or work boots.

You may also contract Athlete’s foot in the same way.

What Is The Best Laser Nail Fungus Removal For Fungal Nail Infections?

Laser Nail Fungus Removal.

Laser treatment has the highest efficacy and clearance rates as published in clinical studies.

Both hot and cold laser have been found to be superior to both topical creams and ointments, as well as oral prescription medication.

Can My Fungal Nail Infection Come Back?

It can.

Just like how you can stub your toe multiple times on different occasions.

You may contract fungal nail infections on different occasions and from different places, too.

As part of your care, we will discuss with you the best ways to keep your home environment free from fungus.

And to limit your risk of reinfection from places like your shoes, socks and shower at home.

Laser Nail Fungus Removal Before and After Laser Treatment

Laser Nail Fungus Removal Cost

$100 per treatment (one toe)

Any other infected toes are treated at $50 per toe, per treatment.