Laser fungal nail therapy
Fungal nail infection, or Onychomycosis affects more than 10% of the population. If your nails are yellowy, crumbly, thickened or malodorous, it is likely they are infected with fungus.
Paint on medicines can be ineffective and take many months to clear. A typical 9 month course of anti-fungals may cost over $600 and regular Podiatrist visits are generally also required to reduce the thickness of the nail.
If you are embarrassed by this unsightly condition, there is a now a new cutting edge and clinically proven treatment that is quick, effective and without side effects.
Nail laser therapy works by destroying only the fungal cells in the nail, leaving healthy cells intact. 83% of patients report clear, healthy nail growth at 3 months. Between 5 – 6 treatments are typically required. A specialised laser is directed onto the nails and nail beds, the procedure is painless and takes no more than 30 minutes.
Suncoast Podiatry is currently the only Podiatrist on the Sunshine coast to offer this service, contact us today for further details and our current rates.
How soon will I have clear nails?
Results are not immediate, but rather as the nail grows you will notice new, healthy growth from the nail base (epynichium). Nails grow slowly so a complete result is observed months following the procedure.
Will I need more than one treatment?
All of the published studies show a positive result in over 80% of cases. However, further treatments may be indicated for severely affected nails and persistent fungal strains. Your Podiatrist will discuss the possibility of having additional treatments and will also advise you on the proper care of your nails to minimize the risk of recurrence.
Clinical Data Summary:
Treating Onychomycosis with 1064 Laser, Charles Muster, DPM, July 2011