Onychomycosis is a common fungal infection that affects some 12% of the adult population of industrialized countries. It's a disease that can cause toe and foot pain and serious bacterial infections, and traumatic ulceration. If you have tried out home treatments and none seem to work, you can come to our clinic. Our iatrists offer laser fungal nail treatment in London based on your condition, lifestyle, and health.
The Need for a New Treatment
Till some years ago, antifungal drugs used to be the mainstay for this chronic disease. Studies have shown that they have a success rate of 75-80% and a maximal clinical response rate of 60-70%. However, the medicine has side effects since it elevates liver enzymes and requires routine blood testing. Other side effects include headache, nausea, loss of taste and abdominal discomfort.
In light of these limitations, doctors have proposed laser treatment as an alternative option for onychomycosis therapy. This treatment is currently utilized for various medical and cosmetic disorders and dermatological sees and offers a convenient solution with minimal side effects.
Lunula Laser Therapy
Lunula laser treatment is one of the most effective forms we suggest to our patients suffering from fungal nail infections. The laser kills the toenail fungus and promotes clear nail growth within a single treatment in most cases. The Erchonia Lunula laser uses low-level light and requires very little time to set up for physicians and healthcare staff. The device already has a pre-set protocol. 30-minute sessions are needed to treat the affected area.
How Lunula Laser Works
In this treatment, we use two lasers set at different frequencies to treat the infection at the surface and deep within the nail, nail bed and surrounding skin. It stimulates the body to help clear the infection and destroy the living fungus. The laser device contains low-level laser light specifically designed for treating onychomycosis. A non-thermal and cold laser means there's no heat used, and zero risks are involved with its usage.
The Difference between Lunula and Other Lasers
Lunula kills off the fungus and bacteria without any pain. It increases blood flow and allows the nail to grow quickly. It takes one year to obtain a fully grown and immaculate nail with the conventional laser, whereas your new nail will grow within just 3 months with a Lunula laser. In addition, it also reduces the length of time you need to be treated.
Lunula Laser Fungal Nail Treatment in London
We at the clinic provide 3-4 sessions for this laser therapy. There's a difference of 5-6 weeks between each session. It will help destroy the fungi spores that may grow after the initial treatment.
The treatment is held to the highest safety standards and tested in the strictest trial conditions for effectiveness and safety. Most patients experience no discomfort, burning, searing or pain.
If you've observed any infectious growth on your nails, contact us to get it treated. We ensure not just the best treatment but also clean and new nails soon enough.