How do I know if I have it?
Are you aware of the following:
Yellowed or brown nails
Nail is starting to lift – usually from the edges / end of nail
It is most usually caused by fungal infection and the sooner treatment is started, the easier it is to reverse and eradicate the infection/s. It is estimated that over 2 million people in Australia suffer from Fungal toe nails (10% of the Population). So if you think your nails have a fungus you may well be right!
Fungal nails can be unsightly and embarrassing. Often described as “rotten nails”, patients may describe their nails as varying in colour, from a yellow through to a brown discolouration. The nail may also look like it is thickened or even eaten away.
Sadly treatment to date has been limited with only expensive but often ineffective nail paints or prescription only heavy duty oral medication which while effective taken a long time to work and can have significant side effect for many people.
Laser therapy is a new and highly effective treatment for this embarrassing and health effecting problem.
Why choose Laser?
highly effective – Fast result
Safe – No side effects!
No Aesthetic required
Comfortable with minimal discomfort
Nail Polish can be applied immediately after you leave
No need to take medication
How does Laser work?
When your nails are infected with fungus not only is the fungus alive and living in and on your nails but it is also breeding. The “eggs” of a fungus are called spores and they are completely invisible to the naked eye. The spores or eggs are very strong and despite numerous potions creams and paints on most occasions they do very little to kill the spores of the fungus living in your nail.
Laser treatment passes a beam of laser light at very high spectrum over the infected area. This laser heats the inside of the nail and the tissue underneath gently raising the temperature to between 45 and 50 degrees. This kills both the fungus and its spores or eggs that are in and around the nail. This laser is specially calibrated to kills both the fungus and its spores.
The laser is safe and painless and takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes to treat all 10 nails. There is no need for anesthetics or operations and the treatment is performed in our specially prepared treatment rooms.
Types of Nail Fungal Infections: