Laser Therapy is one of the biggest advancements in podiatry in the last 5 years.
This therapy is used to treat onychomycosis commonly known as a fungal nail infection. The infection enters the nail and grows, causing the nail to become discoloured, brittle and thickened. Once a fungal infection is present in a nail it becomes very difficult to remove.
The current therapies of treatment include:
– Nail paints/tinctures that require a rigorous treatment regime which has a very low success rate.
– Oral tablets which do have good results however can cause unwanted and severe side effects.
Laser treatment –
The laser uses heat to destroy and kill the fungus living inside the nail. The laser has no known side effects and only requires 2 to 3 treatments spread out over a period of 3 months. For full results to be seen it can take up to 12 months, as success of the laser treatment is reliant on nail growth (this is the same for any of the above treatments).
Treatments are very quick and are relatively pain free. The success rate of professionally applied laser in conjunction with nail debridement is up to 80% of nails cleared.
For any further questions regarding laser treatment you can contact our helpful staff.
This video details the full treatment –