Fungal Nail Treatment
Fungal nail infection (Onychomycosis) is a common condition and affecting every three in a hundred people in the UK. It makes the nail look discoloured, thickened and crumble at the edge. It can affect one or several nails. Lynton long pulsed ND:YAG Laser can effectively treat nail infection.
Pulses of light from the Lynton laser passes through the toenail to the fungus underneath. The fungus is irradiated without any damage to the surrounding nail or skin.
Depending on how many toes are being treated, procedure will take 20-30 minutes.
Most patients describe the discomfort as mild and tolerable and no anaesthesia is required.
Prior to treatment, we suggest you visit a Chiropodist/Podiatrist to confirm the diagnosis of fungal nail, and have the nail paired down if necessary. Please bring a spare pair of clean socks to wear after your treatment.
You can resume your normal activities immediately.
It may take 6-12 months, as your nail grows out, the new nail growth should be clear.
You can be reinfected with toenail fungus anywhere from your environment. Consult with your healthcare professional to understand how to prevent toenail fungus from reoccurring.
Prior to treatment you must first undergo a consultation where details about your medical history are obtained in order to confirm suitability. Before proceeding you will be asked to sign a consent form and undergo a test patch.