Fungal nail laser treatment in Hampstead
Get laser treatment for fungal nail infections at Footology in Hampstead.
Lunula Laser® is a low-level laser therapy that is the new way to treat onychomycosis, or nail fungus. Unlike other treatments, Lunula Laser® promises no pain, no risk and no downtime and is the easy, convenient way to experience healthy, clear nails again.
The Lunula Laser® laser kills fungus that lives in and under the toenail. The laser light passes through the nail without causing damage to it or the surrounding skin. Safe and effective, the Lunula Laser® poses none of the risk and harmful side effects of oral anti-fungal medications.
Plus, this convenient in-office procedure typically takes only minutes to perform, with absolutely no recovery time required. In fact, only four 12-minute sessions per foot are needed to treat the affected area.
Stop suffering the pain and embarrassment of unsightly nail fungus, and enjoy clear, beautiful nails today.
Questions about lunula laser treatment for fungal nails
Q: How does the lunula laser work?
A: This device is a dual diode, Class 2 laser that combines the anti-fungal effects of the 405nm wavelength with the regenerative outcomes of a 635nm wavelength. The Lunula’s specially designed delivery mechanism maximizes both photon concentration and treatment surface area.
Q: Are there likely to be any side-effects?
A: No complications have been reported.
Q:The Lunula is a cold laser. How does this compare with a heat-based laser?
A: The heat based and spot delivery systems cannot treat the germinal/matrix layer whereas the Lunula laser treats the entire nail complex: nail plate, nail bed and germinal/matrix complex. The Lunula leaves no area untreated, not so with the other lasers.
Q: How many treatments will I need?
A: You are likely to need four treatments over four weeks to get longer lasting clearance of nail fungal infection. The low-level laser increases the vascular supply to the toe but the effects last for a short period of time. With repeated treatments such as once a week for four weeks the results remain for the long-term because the increase in vascularity promotes growth of healthier nail tissue. See also, How many podiatry treatments will I need?
Q: What is the likelihood of re-infection after treatment?
A: People who have had nail fungus are always susceptible to re-infection. It is important to guard against reinfection by reducing the cause. If a spouse or partner has nail fungus, both should be treated. Diet can also play a role in creating the nail fungus in the first place. The podiatrist will discuss the likely causes with you so you can minimise the risk of re-infection. Many case show improvement after the 1st four weeks, but after a few months some nails may show signs of re-infection. In these cases, it would be advised to seek help to deal with the root source of the reason why the susceptibility remains.