Laser Fungal Nail Treatment in Kent
The team at the Sussex Foot Centre provides patient-centred podiatry and chiropody services for a large variety of foot care and foot pain treatments, serving patients in Sussex, Kent, London, Surrey and Hampshire.
We are one of very few specialist podiatrists in the South East to offer Lunula Laser Treatment for fungal nail conditions, and this is one of our core areas of expertise.
What are the causes of toenail infection?
A fungal toenail infection, also known as onychomycosis, is a common medical condition affecting the condition of the toenail and its visual appearance. Around 10% of adults are estimated to be suffering with this condition. Fungal nails can be painful and their unsightly appearance can have a negative effect on your confidence.
Common symptoms of fungal toenail infection include:
- Nail thickening, distortion or separation
- Crumbly or brittle nail with no lustre or shine
- White, yellow, orange, brown, green or black nail discoloration
- Build-up of debris under the nail
- Persistent Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis), a fungal skin infection affecting the toes
Onychomycosis often develops as a result of toenails becoming damaged, for instance from shoes that are too tight fitting. There are additional risk factors including smoking and medical conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, diabetes and weakened immunity.
Inside the shoe, the warm and sweaty environment creates the ideal conditions for an infection to develop and grow, eventually attacking the toenail. Unless the condition is treated by a specialist podiatrist or chiropodist, the fungus will damage the nail, making it brittle, unsightly and painful.
Nail fungus sufferers must make sure not to share nail files, nail clippers or washing facilities with anyone else, since the infection is highly contagious and can spread easily within the household, which can make it difficult to contain.
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 does laser treatment for fungal nails work?
Laser treatment for fungal nails has shown a high success rate in effectively treating the infection, and can deliver many long-term benefits that our patients love. These include:
- Healthy, attractive looking feet
- Comfortable toes of normal thickness, texture and colour inside socks and shoes
- No more embarrassment when wearing open-toed sandals
- Increased foot confidence
- No danger of spreading the infection to friends and relatives
Here’s a short video to show you how it works:
At the Sussex Foot Centre, we specialise in Lunula laser technology to treat fungal toenail infections. This new, advanced technology provides a risk-free, pain-free and highly effective method to treat nail fungus. In comparison to conventions, thermal laser therapy that destroys not only the fungal spores but also the surrounding healthy tissue, non-thermal (cold) Lunula laser therapy promotes the healing of damaged cells, encouraging fast nail growth while breaking down the bothersome fungus on nails and skin. It is the only non-thermal laser option that emits no dangerous vapours and requires no anaesthesia to carry out.
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
Your first appointment will consist of an in-depth consultation and overall assessment of your foot and nails. This will include a discussion of your nail condition and medical history including any lifestyle factors that may be relevant to your fungal infection. We will also take pictures of the affected nails, and look at the sources and causative factors of your onychomycosis as well as the duration of the infection and the extent of any damage caused by the fungus, trauma or footwear.
During your first appointment, we will also administer chiropody care and a debridement of the fungal nails. You will also receive professional advice on what (not) to do to minimise reinfection or cross-infection.
Contact us to make a booking for your Initial Consultation for Lunula Laser for £50.
At the end of your initial consultation, we will talk you through all the available treatment options and decide together whether Lunula Laser Treatment is the right choice for your needs. If you are happy to proceed with the treatment, we can book you in for your first laser treatment session.
Our Lunula Treatment Package consists of 5 weekly sessions. Each individual laser session takes 12 minutes per foot.
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?
We are a specialist provider of chiropody and podiatry services for a wide range of foot conditions, and we’ve made it our business to get your feet and lower limbs into the best condition possible. Our clientele comprises people of all ages including children, dancers, sports enthusiasts and professional athletes.
Over many years, we have developed an excellent reputation as a family run practice, delivering an exceptional standard of care and a positive patient experience. From routine footcare to minor surgery, biomechanical assessments and laser nail treatments, our expert team specialises in making you feel comfortable, pain-free and able to enjoy life.
From our clinic in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, we are conveniently located for patients in Kent and anywhere in the South East. Flexible appointment times are available including some evening and Saturday appointments, and there is free on-site car parking. We are also able to arrange home visits or care home visits for patients with mobility or other medical issues.
Please contact our friendly team on 01444 453874 or email@example.com or send us a short message here to enquire about our Lunula Laser Treatment for fungal nails or any of our foot health services.
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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