FUNGAL NAIL DISEASE
Fungal nail disease (Onychomycosis) affects many people. Fungi that feed on keratin, a structural protein within your nails, often causes this condition and may be difficult to clear. The disease may result in pain, is contagious and may result in a negative self-image.
HOW DOES THE FOX LASER WORK
Fungus absorbs nutrients from its environment through a compound called myecelium.
The infrared Laser light affects the myecelium and results in the fungi being unable to digest the nail’s keratin protein in several ways:
- White blood cells
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Published studies report a success rate of 80% with two treatments. Second treatments are usually recommended 3-5 weeks after your initial treatment and further treatments may be indicated for severely affected nails and persistent fungal strains. Your podiatrist will also advise you on the proper care of your nails to minimise the risk of recurrence.
HOW SOON WILL I HAVE CLEAR NAILS
Results are not immediate, but rather as the nail grows you will notice new, healthy growth from the nail base (eponychium). Nails grow slowly, so a complete result is observed months following the procedure.
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?
- The procedure is safe
- No anaesthesia is required
- There are no side effects
- Socks and shoes can be worn immediately after the procedure
- Nail polish can be applied after treatment
- There is no ‘recovery’ period after the procedure
- You are able to comfortably walk out of the clinic following the procedure
- Your podiatrist will recommend a post treatment sanitisation program to prevent any cross infection
- Laser therapy is a safe, effective and easy alternative to topical and/or oral medications
- Studies show a high success rate