Laser Fungal Nail treatment in and around the Plymouth area.

Laser therapy uses light at particular wavelengths to interact with fungus without affecting the healthy skin or body being targeted to specific features of the nail and fungus.

About Fungal Nails

Fungal nail infections are common. They’re not serious but they can take a long time to treat. They usually affect your toenails, but you can get them on your fingernails, too.

A fungal nail infection occurs from the overgrowth of fungi in, under, or on the nail. Fungi thrive in warm, moist environments, so this type of environment can cause them to naturally overpopulate.

Common signs include:

• A distorted nail that may lift off from the nail bed.

• An odour coming from the infected nail.

• A brittle or thickened nail.

A fungal infection of the nail may affect part of the nail, the entire nail, or several nails.

Treatment:

Topical treatments such as Curanail are licensed for A mild infection, affecting up to two nails but are unable to penetrate well under the nail. More extensive infections require a stronger approach requiring tablets such as terbinafine (Lamisil) or Sporanox (itraconazole) which are used with some success. Laser therapy uses light at particular wavelengths to interact with fungus without affecting the healthy skin or body.

LASER FUNGAL NAIL TREATMENT FAQs

How many treatments will I require?

The number of treatments required is determined by the number of infected nails that you have, the severity of the fungal infection, your age and your general health. Generally, 5-6 sittings are required but this can change depending on circumstances.

What will happen during my appointment?

After you make an appointment with us, the team here at Plymouth Laser Clinic will assess the area and suggest the best actions to take. We’ll then prepare the nails for laser therapy if indicated.

How does the treatment work?

Laser therapy uses light at particular wavelengths to interact with fungus without affecting the healthy skin or body being targeted to specific features of the nail and fungus.

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