Onychomycosis (nail fungus) can affect finger or toe nails. It becomes more common with age and certain other groups have a higher risk of developing the condition; people with diabetes, athlete’s foot or circulation problems; people who sweat a lot or even use communal showers at the gym or swimming pool.
You may have found that antifungal nail paints haven’t worked or because of the possible side effects such as headache or nausea of oral antifungal drugs. Our Nd:YAG treatment offers a reliable and effective treatment, without the risk of uncomfortable side effects.
A mandatory consultation is required before commencing your treatment(s) – FREE
A series of flashes of infrared light is aimed across the whole nail, including the nail folds. This heats up and destroys the fungus that is present. To
ensure complete coverage, the whole of the series of pulses is repeated four times and the individual flashes overlap each other.
Because the fungus can spread from one nail to another, normally all ten nails are treated even if nail fungus is visible on only one or two fingers or toes. Treatment duration takes only 10 minutes.
Typically a course of 3 treatment sessions is necessary with one month interval for finger nails & two month for toe nails. Following the treatment you will see the area of new nail growth is clear. Since the nail grows slowly, this clear area may take 3-4 weeks to become apparent.
In a word ‘No’. The treatment gives a feeling of gentle warmth while the laser is flashing.
Like any other treatment of nail fungus, Ellipse onychomycosis treatment is a treatment not a cure. It deals with the problem that exists and does not give immunity against infection at some future time. It is only necessary to remove nail polish before treatment. Your doctor or podiatrist will advise you on the best ways to prevent reinfection.