FOOTCARE: Laser Nail Fungus Treatment and Healthy Nail Growth
No Downtime, Painless, Quick, Safe, and Effective. An Alternative to Surgery or Toxic Drugs
If your feet or hands affect your confidence, make an appointment or come in for a consultation. Proper footcare means you don’t need to hide your hands or feet.
Untreated fungus is contagious – spreading to other nails of your feet and hands as well as family and close friends.
Symptoms of Toe or Finger Nail Fungus Infection
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Footcare: Understanding Laser Treatment for Toe and Finger Nail Fungus
How does the laser work?
The laser beam passes through the nail and attacks the fungus without damage to the nail or the surrounding area. Laser treatment encourages healthy cell growth. Filing down the nail as much as possible makes the footcare laser treatment more effective. The nail does not immediately look normal and clear. Nails grow at the rate of one millimetre a month so it requires time for the residue in the affected area to grow out and the whole nail to look fully healthy again. Most patients show visible improvement after the first two to four weeks. Prior to treatment, your toenails and feet need to be clean.
What causes fungal infection?
Everyone is at risk for infection because fungi are present throughout in the environment. Common sources of infection include swimming pools, public showers, gyms, and nail spas. Fungi thrive in warm, moist, and dark places. Nail traumas, such as cuts, burns, scars, bumps, and tight fitting shoes along with conditions due to genetic susceptibility, poor health, an impaired immune system, and ageing increase the risk of nail infection.
What are the advantages of laser treatment compared to traditional treatments?
Compared to orally administered drugs or surgery, laser treatment is less invasive and has few side effects. Compared to topical drugs, laser treatment acts faster and is more effective.
Will the fungus come back?
Your nail infection should improve following treatment. You should continue with regular and thorough footcare maintenance to reduce recurrence of the infection. There is a chance of re-infection because fungus spores are present everywhere.
What to Expect from Laser Treatment for Toe and Finger Nail
1. Session Time of Treatment:
Footcare treatments typically take ten to twenty minutes. Treatment times may vary depending on the severity of the fungal infection.
2. Number of Treatments:
Most patients show improvement after the first two to four weeks. The required number of treatments will depend on the severity of the infection.
3. Before the Treatment:
It is important to remove all nail polish and decorations the day before the treatment.
4. During the Treatment:
The laser penetrates the nail, attacking the destructive fungus that causes the infection and revitalising your nail as it grows out. Your nail, nail bed, matrix, nail wall, or the surrounding tissue are not affected by the laser. Most clients describe comfortable, warming treatments. Most patients’ do not report any side effects.
5. After your Treatment:
Your treatment area may stay warm for a few minutes afterwards. Most clients resume normal activities immediately. No medication is needed and your choice of natural remedies are complementary to your therapy.