Fungal nail treatment

Laser nail treatmentLaser nail treatment

Stop suffering the pain and embarrassment of nail fungus. We can offer you a pain-free Erchonia Lunula laser treatment that will help turn your discoloured and disfigured nails into clearer, healthier ones. This proven laser technology will clear fungus more efficiently than other treatments.

Treating a fungal nail infection is difficult because the fungus is inside and underneath the nail, so regular treatments can’t reach and destroy the infection. The Erchonia Lunula foot laser is a more effective approach because it enables us to tackle the infection through the nail.

beforeandafter

Fungal nail treatment with laser:

Safe and effective, this in-office treatment is pain free, has no harmful side effects and typically takes only about 30 minutes to complete at our clinic in Reigate, Surrey.

The infection is a chronic condition that impacts your quality of life and can even lead to serious health problems for patients with diabetes or immune disorders.

Watch this video of Iain demonstrating the laser treatment

In this video, Iain is using the PinPointe laser to treat a fungal nail infection.

Contact us for more information on fungal nail treatment

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How does laser nail treatment work?

The laser kills fungus that lives in and under the nail. The laser light passes through the nail without causing damage to the nail or the surrounding skin. At the time of the procedure, the toenail will not become instantly clear – it takes time to grow out.

Here are some before and after examples of fungal nail treatment
Before and after laser nail treatments

Most patients feel no pain. Some may feel a warming sensation. An isolated few may feel a slight pinprick. No recovery period is needed and you can paint your nails again straight away – although you need to make sure they are clear of all varnish before the procedure begins.

The procedure typically takes about 30 minutes. This does depend, though, on how many toes you are having treated. The infection improves after one treatment. However, there is a chance of reinfection because the fungus is present everywhere in the environment. We will recommend care techniques to help reduce a recurrence of the infection.

Why use laser treatment for fungal nails?

Nail fungus is an embarrassing chronic condition that impacts your quality of life and can lead to serious health problems for those with diabetes or immune disorders. Infections can start as a result of a family history of susceptibility, increasing age, poor health, warm or moist climates, exposure to others’ infections and communal bathing areas, and tight shoes.

Before and after laser nail treatment

Infected nails often show one or more of the following signs:

  • Yellow streaks in the skin under the nail
  • Build up of bits and pieces of skin and nail fragments
  • Discoloured and thickened nail that may separate from the skin
  • Brittle, broken, and thickened nails
  • White spots or streaks on the surface
  • Soft and powdery surface which appears as the infection worsens
  • Damaged, crumbly and brown or gray surface, with no separation of the nail from the underlying skin

The treatment of fungal infection is difficult because the infection is under and inside the nail, which makes it hard for other treatments to reach and destroy the infection. Treatments such as medicated polish or oral medications may be associated with side effects or serious drug interactions. Home remedies such as using bleach, vinegar, mouthwash, or household cleaners to resolve the problem are often tried but, ultimately, fail to resolve it.

Oral drugs

These may not be effective for all patients, and may come with side effects. They also need to be taken for 6-12 weeks and results are not seen until the nail grows out.

Topical drugs

These can be more effective than oral drugs, but they have to be applied daily for long periods to clear up the fungus.

How much does the fungal nail laser treatment cost?

You can see all prices and treatment options here.

Or contact us for info.

How does the laser work as a fungal treatment?

Lunula foot laser in action

The Erchonia Lunula Laser kills fungus that lives in and under the toenail. The laser light passes through the nail without causing damage to it or the surrounding skin.

This is a non-invasive procedure, performed at the Footmech clinic in Chart Lane. It only takes a few minutes and there is no recovery time needed.

The Erchonia Lunula laser nail therapy promises clear looking nails with simple, painless treatments so you can enjoy healthy, beautiful feet again.

The nail laser is a proven cold low-level therapy that:

  • Kills toenail fungus in just four painless 12-minute treatments.
  • Treats onychomycosis with no pain, no recovery time, and no side effects.
  • Allows clear healthy nails to grow.

What happens at the appointment?

Before you come to your appointment, please make sure your nails are free of varnish and other adornments. The appointment is relaxing and the time it takes will depend on the number of toes you need treating – so you may want to bring a magazine.

Once finished, you can walk as normal and re-paint your nails. The improvements will not be completely seen until the nail grows out. We will advise you about after-care to prevent reinfection.

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