Fungal Nail Infection
Our clinic uses the latest medical laser treatment for nail fungus using 1064nm wavelength by world’s best laser brands…CANDELA & CYNOSURE.
What is the procedure details?
First the infected nails are filed down in order to allow for full penetration of the laser light into the nails. The infected nails are given few passes of laser in every session.
How long does the treatment take?
How do you know that fungus is eradicated from nails after laser treatment?
After 4 treatments a culture-proven clearance of the nails is achieved from the lab, meaning that the fungus is successfully eradicated.
Is laser treatment painful?
The majority of patients have found the treatment to be painless. It is usually a brief pinprick feeling or heat sensation but it rapidly passes as the nail cools.
How many sessions are required?
A minimum of 4 is a must.
What is the interval between 2 laser sessions?
Will the color of nail change immediately after laser sessions?
The fungi that are killed with treatment remain in the nail until the nail grows out. Fresh, healthy nail growing from the base of the nail is a sign that treatment is working. After you finish a course of treatment, it will take several months for the old infected part of the nail to grow out and be clipped off. The non-infected fresh new nail continues growing forward. When it reaches the end of the finger or toe, the nail will often look normal again.
Fingernails grow faster than toenails, so it may appear they are quicker to get back to normal. It may take up to a year after starting treatment before toenails look completely normal again and six months for fingernails to look completely normal.