Laser Fungal Nail Treatment
Laser Fungal Nail Treatment at Body TLC
Laser Fungal Nail Treatment is the only available option to kill the spores of fungus rather than just only the symptoms. 1 in 10 of the UK population suffer with fungal nail infections but you don't have to!
What is a Fungal Nail Infection?
Fungal Nail Infections, medically known as onychomycosis is an infection is caused by tiny organisms which thrive in warm and damp places such as swimming pools, changing rooms and trainers. Acts such as stubbing a toe, cutting your nails too short or having an ingrown toe nail allows the spores to infect the nail bed.
Fungal nail infections are common. They're not serious but they can take a long time to treat. Laser Fungal Nail Treatment is the only available option to kill the spores of fungus rather than just only the symptoms. 1 in 10 of the UK population suffer with fungal nail infections
Check if it is a fungal nail infection
Fungal nail infections usually affect your toenails, but you can get them on your fingernails, too.
Fungal nail infections usually start at the edge of the nail.
They often then spread to the middle. The nail becomes discoloured and lifts off.
The nail becomes brittle and pieces can break off. It can cause pain and swelling in the skin around the nail.
What are the Treatment Options for Fungal Nail Infections?
1. Leave the Infection
The infection will not sure itself however the symptoms are cosmetic and do no serious harm. It will most likely spread to other nails and anyone you share a bed with.
2. Visit the Chemist
Mild cases of Fungal Nail Infections symptoms can be treated with over the counter remedies however the underlying spores will causes re-infection over time.
3. Visit your GP
Your GP will most likely prescribe a strong oral medication that will be taken over a year long period. Medication such as this will have side effects of headaches, stomach pains and nausea and in rare cases heart disease and live failure.
4. Book a FREE Consultation at Body TLC
By booking a FREE consultation, you can get all the answers to any questions from our highly professional laser therapists. Treatment has no side effects and treats the cause not just the symptoms.
How effective is Laser Fungal Nail Treatment?
Most clients require just one treatment to be fully cured however we would recommend a 3 month review in which your therapist can assess the nail and retreat if there are remaining spores in order to prevent reinfecting the new healthy nail.
Results do vary and we, or any other clinic, can not guarantee 100% infection free status however studies have proven that 3 months after Laser Treatment 95% of clients were infection free. The study used the same equipment used at Body TLC.
What are the symptoms of a Fungal Nail Infection?
Distorted Nail Shape
Dull Nail Surface
White, Yellow or Brown Discolouration
How does Laser Fungal Nail Treatment Work?
The N:Yag Laser fires shots of Laser Energy into the nail, nail bed and surrounding tissue causing intense heat to kill the spores of fungus that breads and causes the spread of fungal infections. The treatment is commonly described as comfortable and painless although some warmth can be felt as the treatment commences. The treatment lasts approximately 15 minutes per hand or foot
How long do results of Laser Fungal Nail Treatment take to show?
You will not see an changes in the nail the day of treatment. It can take up to 3 months for the damaged nail to grow completely out however you should begin to see fresh, healthy nails emerge as the nail grows.
How to prepare for Fungal Nail Treatment
To prepare for treatment you must wash your feet the day of your appointment, paying close attention to each nail. You must ensure all traces of nail varnish are 100% removed before attending.
We recommend bringing fresh, preferably new socks with you for after you treatment or flip flops if the weather allows. We also welcome you to bring one pair of shoes or trainers with you in order for your therapist to UV Sanitize. You can also order your own UV Sanitizer with us so you can treat your footwear at home.
Are there any contraindications for Laser Fungal Nail Treatment?
Must be Skin Type 1-4
Recent UV Tanning
Strong Acne Medication that may have caused sensetivity to light.
High doses of blood thinning medication
Cancer within the last 6 months
Causes of Fungal Nail Infection
Fungal nail infections develop when your feet are constantly warm and damp.
You're more likely to get an infection if you wear trainers for a long time and have hot, sweaty feet.
To prevent fungal nail infections:
•treat athlete's foot as soon as possible to avoid it spreading to nails
•keep your feet clean and dry
•wear clean socks every day
•wear flip-flops in showers at the gym or pool
•throw out old shoes
•do not wear shoes that make your feet hot and sweaty
•do not share towels
•do not wear other people's shoes
do not share nail clippers or scissors