Safe laser treatment for infected finger or toe nails
Treating fungal nails with laser light is one of the newer innovations we offer, and it’s been very successful. Unlike some types of fungal nail treatment, once you finish the course, your nails are back to normal – no one will be able to tell there was ever a problem. While laser treatment for fungal nail infections is relatively new, it’s carried out using an Nd:YAG laser, which we’ve been using safely for 10 years. It’s actually the same machine we use for hair removal on darker skin types, carrying out thousands of successful treatments. Other clinics might offer similar procedures, but they can’t match our experience – and who would you rather have pointing a laser at you?
The laser uses very short pulses of light to heat up the nail to the point that the fungal infection is killed, while the rest of the nail is unharmed. We repeat the treatment once a month until the infection grows out. Nails grow slowly, especially if they’ve been compromised by a fungal infection, so it will take some time, but once it’s gone, it’s gone.
This treatment is most effective on infections which are limited to 5 or fewer nails and are have been infected for less than 5 years.