Onychomycosis (fungal nail) is a chronic fungal infection of the nails that affects a high percentage of the population.
Nail fungus /onychomycosis infections are caused primarily by dermatophytes, which lead to an appearance of yellow, thick and deformed toenails.
The nails with fungus often become rough and brittle, and often tend to separate from the nail bed. It tends to be a progressive infection that damages the nail. It can affect a single toenail or several nails on one foot or both feet. The nail fungus thrives in moist and dark environment therefore is more likely to affect toenails (sweaty feet inside shoes) than fingernails.
The laser attacks the fungus beneath the nail, killing it off without damaging the nail itself.
It usually depends on the origin of the fungal infection. If it was at the “root” of the nail, improvement can be seen as early as 3 weeks. A continuous improvement will be gradual as the nail continues to grow out. Typically, a significant overall improvement will be seen after 3 months. As a rough estimate, toenails may take 9 – 12 months to grow out completely, and fingernails may take 6 – 9 months.
Our skin therapists during your free consultation will advise on the appropriate treatment and the number of treatments required. If you wish to have the treatment a patch test will be performed for just £50 which is redeemable from your first treatment.