Toenail fungus treatment
Don’t let toenail fungus stop you from living your life the way you want to – come to the experts at Podiatry on Pako for pain-free toenail fungus laser treatment in Geelong.
Fungal nail disease, medically referred to as onychomycosis, affects 2 per cent to 14 per cent of the adult population. Fungi that feed on keratin, a structural protein within your nails, frequently cause the condition. Fungal colonies thrive in moist environments and invade the nail bed by penetrating the margins of the nail.
Toenail fungus can result in pain, impair the ability to walk and can contribute to negative self-esteem. Laser treatment for nail fungus is gaining popularity as a means to achieve a quick increase in clear nails – without the side effects of some prescription medications or surgery to remove the nail. Enjoy the benefits of:
- No harm to the treated toenails or surrounding skin
- No anaesthesia
- Walk in and walk out
- More than 80 per cent effective
Our Geelong based toenail fungus treatment involves an initial consultation where we undertake a full assessment and discuss treatment options and advice with you. Some of the most common question we get asked about our nail laser treatments are:
Is the procedure painful?
During the toenail fungus treatment, a laser beam will be slowly directed across the nail bed. The laser beam will generate heat beneath the nail and within the underlying fungal colony. You will feel a warm sensation during the procedure which lasts for two to three minutes per toenail. The procedure is painless!
How soon will I have clear nails?
You will not see a result immediately, but rather over a period of months as the nail resumes healthy growth. Nails grow slowly, so you may not see a significant improvement for several months, but you should see a gradual growth of clear nail.
Will I need more than one treatment?
Additional treatments may be recommended depending on the severity of the fungal infection. Our Geelong podiatrist will talk with you about the possibility of having additional treatments and will also advise you on the proper care of your nails to minimise the risk of recurrence.