Nail Fungal Infections are usually difficult to treat
Most common fungal species (approx. 90% cases) involve Trichophyton rubrum & Trichophyton mentagrophytes.
Usually toenails are affected but can also affect fingernails.
If anti-fungal drug therapy used it can be toxic and long term.
Usually regular blood tests are needed.
New laser treatments offer an easier non-toxic option…..
Nd:YAG Laser Nail Fungal Treatment
Nail fungus can be treated with a Q-Switched Nd:YAG which offers 2 wavelengths of light which pass through the nail and directly destroys the fungus.
The laser is passed over each nail twice using 2 different wavelengths of light.
The 1064nm wavelength of infrared light will be absorbed by the dark fungal spores.
Th 532nm wavelength of green laser light is absorbed by the red fungal spores.
How many treatments will I require?
This will depend on the severaity of the fungal infection, It is usual for clients to have a second treatment (comprising the two wavelength passes) one month later.
It is possible to have further treatments spaced one month apart if necessary.
Once treatments are complete you have to wait for the new nail to grow, this time hopefully free of any fungus!
Post Treatment Care
It is important that clients do not use the same socks following treatment as cross-contamination with fungal spores may result
Clients should change socks and shoes frequently to try to keep their feet dry and free from perspiration
Antifungal powders in socks can help prevent re-infection.
How Much Does Treatment Cost?
To treat Toe Nail Fungus with our Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser we charge £80 per session for the first 2 sessions.
If you do require a 3rd treatment (and any further treatments) these will be charged at £55 per session.
Please note: Every nail is treated even if only one nail shows signs of fungal infection.