Laser Fungal Nail Removal
Toes and Finger Nails
Nail Fungus will continue to become worse and more difficult to treat the longer it is left to grow and spread. Some people think if they have one nail or two nails infected that the rest will be okay, fungal nail infection can spread which might not be visible to the eyes.
What is fungal nail?
Fungal nail also known as Onychomycosis, is a complaint which is extremely common with over 10 million people in the UK suffering from this. Toe nails are more likely to be affected than fingernails and the concern is more common in males. The infection is similar to athlete’s foot which is caused when tiny spores of the fungus infect the skin. Nail fungus will continue to become worse or more difficult to treat the longer its left to grow and spread.
How does this compare to the oral medications or other procedures on the market?
Unlike oral medications that are metabolized in the liver and could potentially have harmful side effects, the laser procedure is applied directly to the nail and affected area. The laser emits high doses of light energy, which are used to destroy the fungus.
How does the laser work and is it painful?
The laser beam is directed across each toe or finger nail bed. The laser beam will generate heat beneath the nail and within the underlying fungal. You will feel the nail getting warmer during the treatment, there may be a slight pain sensation resulting from the heat but this will not last long. Heat from the laser is what is required to kill the fungal spores.
If I only have a couple of infected toenails why do I need to treat all 10 nails?
Infected nails act as a breeding ground and can spread to other nails in the adjacent area, not to mention invade the skin around the nail causing athlete's foot (Tinea Pedis). It is safer to treat all the nails and surrounding skin in order to kill all the fungal elements as fungal cells cannot be seen with the naked eye.
Will I see results straight away?
You will not see a result immediately, this depends on your nail growth and your aftercare measures. Some clients have seen a difference within the month but most will take a few months to see improvement. Your nails could be cleared of fungal within a few months. After the fungal has gone, we recommend all our clients to attend the clinic for maintenance check once or twice a year.
We do not diagnose fungal nail it must be diagnosed by your GP or chiropodist.
Can the fungus return?
No matter how you treat your fungal nails, and even if fully resolved, the fungal infection may return if you do not maintain proper hygiene care of your nails.
Will I see immediate results?
No, results vary among patients depending on their nail growth and your aftercare. We recommend between 4-6 treatments. One treatment once every 4 weeks.