Fungal nail infection treatment
The Norfolk Nail Laser Clinic is one of the few establishments in the UK to treat onychomycosis using the state of the art Lunula Laser. The treatment involves low-level laser light passing through the nail without causing damage to it or the surrounding skin. Lunula combines two therapeutically beneficial wavelengths 405nm and 635nm. Both wavelengths are enriched by a proprietary, rotating line-generated beam (a unique delivery mechanism that maximises photon concentration and treatment surface area) ensuring that all infected toes are properly treated.
The 405nm wavelength damages the fungal pathogen, which can cause immediate death but also weakens the pathogen’s immune defences The 635nm wavelength increases blood flow and improves the immune response’s attack on the weakened pathogen
As a result, the Lunula provides treatment absent of any adverse events while inducing key pathways to effectively kill the onychomycosis-causing pathogen across the entire nail plate/bed and surrounding tissue down to the germinal matrix of all toes.
Fungal nail infection – post-treatment
Toenail growth is slow (approximately 1mm per month, compared to fingernails which grow three times more quickly) and therefore it will be several months before any improvement is seen. A follow-up appointment will be required 4-6 months after the final treatment and progress will be monitored by photographic comparison.
Fungal nail infection – after care treatment
In order to prevent reinfection it is important to adhere diligently to a prophylactic regime of antifungal treatment. Nail infection is secondary to toe-cleft disease, and therefore any evidence of interdigital infection must be dealt with quickly and efficiently. Antifungal foot creams must be applied to the skin as per instruction, and a light dusting of antifungal foot powder can be applied to footwear, hosiery and skin.
Footwear can also be sanitised in the clinic courtesy of a Klenz sanitising unit which combines Nano-sized particles of silver and ozone to eradicate pathogens in and on shoes. The Klenz unit uses no heat, liquid or harmful chemicals. There is no damage to footwear and the process is harmless to humans, animals and the environment.