Fungal Nail (ONYCHOMYCOSIS) 

LASER Treatment 

At Lifecare Croydon Sports Medicine Centre, the podiatry team are excited to offer a new laser treatment for fungal nail infection.  The laser beam technology uses heat to treat both the nail plate and the nail bed where the fungal infection feeds and develops. The procedure is painless and upon leaving the clinic, you will be able to continue with your daily activities. 

 

How does it work?

The Podiatrist moves the laser beam over the nail plate in a grid like pattern, heating the nail bed.  The heat produced by the laser kills the fungus so as to inhibit further growth and multiplication of the fungal colonies.  The laser treatment of fungal nail infections has been found to be successful in 8 out of 10 cases. Some fungi are resilient to the treatment, however the success rate is higher than other treatment modalities.

How long does it take?

  • A laser treatment session last will take around between 45 minutes.
  • It is recommended that 2 treatments be completed to achieve best results.  The podiatrist may decide, in consultation with the patient, that a third treatment be carried out to achieve a greater likelihood of success
 

Why should I get Laser Treatment?

  • Ease of treatment process for the patient - No need to regularly apply anti-fungal solutions or file and self manage the nail at home
  • The only laser technology specifically designed to treat fungal nails
  • The only laser with a temperature monitor
  • More effective than oral medications and local nail treatments 

What does the laser feel like?

The laser beam that passes over the nail plate causes a heating of the nail bed.  This creates a warming sensation.  Whilst this sensation is not uncomfortable, it is the reason why the laser beam is moved constantly over the nail. 

Please ring the clinic on 9725 2444 to make an appointment with our podiatry team to discuss in more detail our new laser technology treatment and whether it is suitable for you and your fungal nail infection (onychomycosis) or book online.