LASER TREATMENT FOR FUNGAL NAILS
Advancing technology now provides individuals with another option to treat fungal nails. The experienced podiatrists at The Nail Laser Clinic in Mandurah, Perth use the latest laser technology to treat fungal nail infections.
What is fungal nail laser treatment?
Laser treatment for fungal nails works by combining both heat to kill the fungal organism as well as stimulating blood vessels supplying the nails, providing increased blood flow to the new growing nail plate. This leads to a healthier nail to the new growing portion.
The laser treatment is not painful. Individuals have described experiencing a tingling sensation during and after treatment.
We only use lasers produced by leading companies with reputable names within the medical laser industry. You can have peace of mind knowing that you are only being treated with leading medical equipment.
Is fungal nail laser treatment effective?
Currently we are seeing success in up to 90% of clients using laser treatment for fungal nail infections. Success rates for fungal nail laser treatment are influenced by an individual’s own assistance in maintaining adequate foot and shoe care.
Immediate results are subtle and unfortunately you need to be patient and wait for the discoloured portion of the nail to be cut away as the nail grows. This could take up to 12 months.
How long does it take to cure a fungal nail infection?
The likely number of laser treatment sessions required to cure a fungal nail infection are guided by the type, and severity of nail plate involvement and will be discussed with you by your podiatrist at the time of consultation. Unfortunately, one or two sessions of laser is rarely enough.
What is the process for treatment of fungal nails?
Below is the process for intervention at The Nail Laser Clinic for fungal nail infections:
- An initial assessment takes place to guide you as to the treatment options that are most suitable for your circumstances.
- A nail sample may be taken and analysed or sent for pathology investigation.
- Photographs will be taken
- If you wish to proceed with laser treatment, it may occur at this initial consultation or you may choose to start it at another time.
- Follow-up appointments at 3, 6, 9 and 12 months after completion of laser sessions are required to take further photographs and ensure the nail is progressing. If further intervention is necessary we will discuss this.
How much does laser treatment for fungal nails cost?
The cost of laser treatment for fungal nail infections can vary depending on the type and severity of infection and therefore how many treatment sessions you will require. Your podiatrist will discuss the cost of treatment with you at your initial consultation.
Note: Private health insurance can be utilised if podiatry cover is on your policy.
Book an appointment
If you are considering laser treatment for a fungal nail infection, book an appointment at the Nail Laser Clinic in Claremont, Perth. Our experienced Mandurah podiatrists can provide a diagnosis and discuss if laser treatment is the best option for your fungal nail infection.
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