Laser Fungal Nail Treatment in Hampshire
As a specialist provider of patient centred podiatry and chiropody services, we are one of only a few foot care experts in the South East to offer Lunula Laser Treatment for fungal nail conditions in Hampshire.
Our team is proud to have developed an excellent reputation as a family run practice with many years’ experience delivering an exceptional standard of foot care and positive patient experiences. Whether you require routine chiropody care to minor surgery, biomechanical assessments and laser nail treatments, we will utilise our expertise to make you comfortable, pain-free and able to enjoy your daily life.
What are the symptoms of toenail infection?
Fungal toenail infections are a common medical issue with the visual appearance and condition of the nail. Also known as onychomycosis, it affects about 10% of the adult population. Fungal nails can be painful as well as unsightly and have a negative impact on your confidence.
The most common symptoms of onychomycosis include:
- Nail thickening, distortion or separation
- Nail discolouration (white, yellow, brown, green or black)
- Brittle or crumbly nail with a dull appearance
- Build-up of debris under the nail
- Persistent Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis), a fungal skin infection affecting the toes
Nail fungus often arises as a result of toenail damage, for example from shoes that are too tight. Additional risk factors include smoking and medical conditions such as diabetes, eczema, psoriasis and weakened immune conditions.
The warm and moist environment inside the shoe provides the perfect conditions for an infection to develop, thrive and slowly attack the toenail. Unless treated by a specialist, the fungus will damage the nail making it brittle, unsightly and painful.
If you are suffering from onychomycosis, it is important not to share washing facilities, nail files or clippers with anyone else. Nail fungus is contagious, meaning it can spread easily to other members of the household, making it more difficult to manage.
Patients are amazed that the procedure is truly pain free and our photographic results and feedback from patients show a very high level of efficacy.
How can laser treatment for fungal nails help?
Laser treatment for fungal nail infections has a proven high success rate and can deliver many desirable long-term benefits, including:
- Feet that look great and feel healthy and comfortable
- Comfortable toes and nails of normal thickness and texture inside socks and shoes
- Increased confidence when wearing open-toed shoes
- No risk of spreading toenail fungus to relatives and friends
Here’s a short video to show you how it works:
At the Sussex Foot Centre, we are experts in Lunula laser technology to treat fungal toenail infections. This new technology offers a pain-free and risk-free way to deal with nail fungus that is scientifically proven to be highly effective and successful. Compared to conventional hot (thermal) laser therapy that works to destroy not only the fungal spores but also the surrounding healthy tissue, cold (non-thermal) Lunula laser therapy promotes the healing of damaged cells, speeding up nail growth while breaking down the troublesome fungus on nails and skin.
Lunular laser treatment is an unattended, pain-free series of procedures that is 100% safe. When compared to other available laser treatments for onychomycosis, Lunula laser is the only pain-free non-thermal laser option with no harmful vapours and requiring no anaesthesia. If you’ve tried other fungal nail treatments such as oils, lotions and sprays or oral medication with no long-term results, we would highly recommend Lunula laser treatment.
The Laser Process
At your first appointment, we will carry out a general assessment of your foot and nails. This includes a discussion of your nail condition, medical history and any lifestyle factors that may be relevant to your nail fungus. We will also take photos of the affected nails. Next, we will look at the sources and causative factors of your nail fungus and consider the duration of the infection and extent of the damage caused by the fungus, trauma or footwear.
During your initial appointment, we will also provide chiropody care including a debridement of the fungal nails, along with advice on how to minimise cross infection or reinfection.
Contact us to make an appointment for your Initial Consultation for Lunula Laser for £50.
At the end of your in-depth initial consultation, we will discuss all available treatment options and decide together if Lunar Laser Treatment is the best choice for you. Our Lunula Treatment Package comprises 5 weekly sessions, with each laser session lasting 12 minutes per foot.
Should you decide to go ahead with the treatment, we will book you in for your first laser session.
Post Treatment Review & Results
When you have completed your 5th laser session, we will cut and file your nails and take photos to enable us to assess the progress made over the course of the 5-week treatment plan.
In addition, we will schedule another progress review meeting for 4 weeks after your last Lunula Laser appointment. This can either be in person or via emailed photographs, whichever is more convenient for you.
Please remember that nails grow very slowly (about 0.5-1mm per month). While we would expect to see some visible improvement at the end of the 5-week treatment, it will take several months for the healthy nail to grow to replace the damaged fungal nail. It will take at least 12-18 months for the nail to grow out fully.
Why Choose Sussex Foot Centre?
The Sussex Foot Centre is a specialist provider of a wide range of foot care and foot pain treatments covering Hampshire, Sussex, Surrey, Kent, London and the South East. Whether you are young or old, adult or child, a sports enthusiast, dancer or professional sports person, it is our mission to get your feet and lower limbs into the best possible condition.
From our clinic in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, we offer flexible appointment times to suit your needs including some evening and Saturday appointments. There is free car parking available on site. We can also arrange home visits and care home visits for patients with mobility issues.
As a local family practice with an excellent reputation for the highest standards of foot care expertise, we offer a wide range of chiropody and podiatry treatments and are specialists in Lunular laser treatment for fungal nails.
Written by Jon Collins (MSc, BSc)
Jon Collins is a highly skilled podiatrist with over 10 years of clinical experience.
Having worked as a practitioner in the NHS and a variety of private practices, Jon has developed a wealth of knowledge in the study, diagnosis, and medical and surgical treatment of foot and ankle disorders. Over the years, Jon has refined his diagnostic examination techniques and capabilities and has invested in the most up-to-date ultrasound equipment to give clients the best possible treatment.
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