Nail Fungal Laser Treatment

Get Rid of Fungal Nail Infections

Sick of hiding your toenails? At ProHealth Podiatry, we make every effort to treat your feet with the love and care they deserve. We specialise in non-invasive laser treatment options for fungal nail infections that will get your clear, healthy nails back out on the streets in no time. 

Main Contributing Factors For Fungal Nail Infection

Fungal nail infections are a common condition that can affect both toenails and fingernails. The main contributing factors include moisture, poor hygiene, injury, immune system disorders, age, poor circulation, and genetics.

Fungus thrives in warm, moist environments, so exposure to wet or damp conditions for extended periods of time can increase the risk of infection. Not keeping your toenails clean and dry, or having visible harm to the nails or surrounding area, can also increase the chance of fungal toenails.

Genetic and certain medical conditions, such as diabetes or HIV, can also weaken the immune system and make you more susceptible.

Treatment For Fungal Nail Infection

The initial treatment process typically involves antifungal medication, either in the form of topical creams or oral medications. Topical cream is applied directly to the affected nail, while oral medication is ingested and works to kill the fungus from the inside out.

Laser therapy is an alternative to the above treatments if you’re experiencing a very low success rate. It involves using a high-intensity laser to kill the fungi that cause the infection. It is a safe and painless process that has a high success rate and typically requires several sessions for optimal results.

It is important to continue treatment for the full course of medication or laser therapy, even if the infection appears to have cleared up, in order to prevent a recurrence.

Is Nail Laser Treatment Pain Free?

Yes, fungal nail laser treatment is generally considered to be pain-free. At Pro Health Podiatry, we use Lunula Cold Laser Therapy to penetrate the nail without damaging the surrounding skin, making it a safe and painless procedure to treat fungal nail infections. Some patients may experience a slight warm sensation during the treatment, but this is generally well-tolerated and does not cause any discomfort.

In comparison to other treatment options, such as removing the nail or prolonged use of topical antifungal medication, Lunula Cold Laser treatment is a minimally-invasive and comfortable option. It is a walk out procedure. 


How Does Lunula Cold Laser Treatment Work?

Lunula Cold Laser Therapy uses a low-level laser to penetrate the nail and target the underlying fungal infection, therefore stimulating the body’s natural healing processes, helping to eliminate infection and promote healthy toenail growth without using heat.

The Lunula laser emits a specific wavelength of light that is absorbed by the fungi causing the infection, which damages the cell walls and prevents it from reproducing. The treatment typically involves several sessions spaced out over several weeks, and is a safe, non-invasive, and pain-free alternative to traditional antifungal medications or surgical removal of the nail.


Aftercare For Nail Laser Treatment

Proper aftercare is important to ensure optimal healing and avoid reinfection after treatment. It is recommended to keep the treated area clean and dry, and avoid any activities that may cause excessive sweating or moisture around the foot. Patients should wear clean socks and shoes, and avoid sharing footwear with others. Nail clippers may be used as normal.

Additionally, it is important to continue any prescribed antifungal oral medication or topical treatments as instructed by your healthcare provider. It may take several months for your toenails to fully heal and grow out, so it is important to be patient and follow the aftercare instructions carefully to achieve the best results.


How Long Does It Take To See Results?

Typically, it takes several months for new, healthy nail growth to become visible. Effective laser therapy is proven to have a high success rate. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are The Symptoms Of Fungal Nail Infection?

Symptoms include thickened, discolored, or brittle nails, as well as nails that are distorted in shape or separated from the nail bed. Some individuals may also experience a foul odor or discharge from the affected area.

Why Won't My Nail Infection Go Away?

Nail fungus can be persistent and resistant to some medications, which makes it difficult to treat. Inadequate hygiene practices or failure to complete the full course of treatment can contribute to recurring nail infections.

Does Nail Polish Cause Fungal Infections?

Wearing nail polish does not directly cause fungal nails, but it can create a warm and moist environment that can encourage the growth of toenail fungus.

Should I Go To A Podiatrist To Treat Nail Infection?

Yes, a podiatrist is a specialist in foot and ankle health and is best equipped to diagnose and perform nail treatment. They can provide a thorough examination and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan based on the severity of the infection and the patient’s medical history.

Where Can I Get Treatment For Fungal Nail Infection?

At Pro Health Podiatry, we are a fungal nail podiatrist that offers Lunula Cold Laser Treatment for fungal nails at our Red Hill Clinic only. Book your initial consultation for a comprehensive assessment and to start the process today.

Is Laser The Best Cure For Fungal Nail Infections?

Laser treatment is one of the most effective treatment options for toenail fungus. However, the best cure will depend on the individual case and may include a combination of laser, medication, and lifestyle changes.

Are There Any Side Effects To Nail Laser Treatment?

While fungal nail laser treatment is generally safe and effective, some patients may experience minor side effects such as redness, swelling, or discomfort around the previously infected nails.

How Long Does It Take To Recover From Laser Nail Treatment?

There is no downtime or recovery period required after treatment. Patients can resume most normal activities immediately after the procedure but should avoid anything that causes excessive sweating around the foot.

How Many Treatments Are Needed To Cure A Fungal Nail Infection?

The number of laser treatments needed will vary depending on the severity of the infection, but most patients require between 1 and 3 treatments.