Patient receiving laser treatment on toenail, close-up. Fungal infection on the toenails.

FUNGAL NAIL ERADICATION

Laser fungal nail eradication

Fungal nail infections (onychomycosis) are very common, affecting up to 1 in every 10 of the UK population. Toenail and finger fungus is an infection underneath the surface of the nail caused by fungi. When the tiny organisms take hold, the nail often becomes darker in colour and smells foul. Debris may collect beneath the nail plate, white marks frequently appear on the nail plate, and the infection is capable of spreading to other toenails, the skin, or even the fingernails. 

 

 

WHY USE A LASER? 

Medicine has benefited significantly from the use of lasers. Specifically, within dermatology, advances in laser technology have allowed the development of lasers to target fungal cells. Over the past 5 years the advances have been significant using heat delivered from the laser and its infra-red 1064nm beam. 

Fungus is contained within the nail complex and the lasers can target these fungal cells directly without the risks involved when oral medication is taken, or the long period of time required when applying topical medicines that can’t penetrate to the nail bed. 

 

Fungal nail must be diagnosed by your GP first, without this in writing, treatment cannot go ahead. 

 

Treatment will require an initial free consultation and patch test, followed by 2 treatments on the effected nails, one month apart. Results will take a while to notice, but as your nail gradually grows out, the fungus will grow out with it, which may take 6-12 months until the fungus is removed. 

 

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST PER SESSION? 

Patch test and consultation  Free 

One foot/hand  £145 

Two feet/hands  £260