Laser Fungal Nail Treatment in London

As a specialist chiropodist and podiatrist in London, Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire and Kent, we provide a range of patient centred services for all types of foot care concerns and foot pain treatments. One of our main areas of expertise is Lunula Laser Treatment for fungal nail conditions and we are one of a few select podiatrists in the South East to offer this specialist service.

Healthy feet by the poolside

What are the causes of toenail infection?

Fungal toenail infections, aka onychomycosis, are a common medical condition of the toenail and its visual appearance, making up over half of all nail disease and affecting around 1 in 10 adults in the UK (1 in 5 among the over 60s). Nail fungus can be painful and unsightly, and it can negatively affect the confidence of the afflicted individual.

The main symptoms of fungal nails include:

  • Abnormal thickening and distortion of the nail
  • Separation of the nail plate from the nail bed
  • Brittle crumbling around the edges of the nail
  • White, yellow, orange, brown, green or black discolouration
  • Accumulation of debris under the nail
  • Persistent Athlete’s Foot (tinea pedis) on the skin around the toes

 Toenails are more at risk from a fungal infection after they have become damaged in some way. This could be simply from wearing shoes that are too tight or as a by-product of medical conditions with high risk factors, such as diabetes, eczema, psoriasis and other weakened immune conditions. The hot and damp environment inside the shoe provides the ideal conditions for a fungal infection to develop and thrive, gradually attacking the toenail. Without treatment, onychomycosis will result in the nail becoming brittle, unsightly and painful.

If you are suffering from nail fungus, it is important to refrain from sharing washing facilities, nail files or nail clippers with others. Onychomycosis is highly contagious and can spread easily, making it 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. 

Martine Abrahams

BSc (Hons) Podiatry MChS, The London Nail Laser Clinic

How can Lunula Laser Treatment help? 

Laser treatment for fungal nail infection is highly successful in achieving long-term benefits for our patients in London, such as:

  • Toes and feet that feel comfortable and look healthy
  • Toenails no longer feel thickened and crumbly inside socks and shoes
  • Being able to wear summer sandals without embarrassment
  • Huge boost in self confidence
  • No longer putting friends and family at risk from nail fungus

Our Lunular Laser Treatments are delivered as a series of sessions that are completely safe and pain free, requiring no anaesthetics. In comparison to other laser treatments available for fungal toenail infections, Lunula laser is the only pain-free, non-thermal laser procedure that has no dangerous vapours. If you are looking for laser fungal nail treatment in London and you’ve tried other treatments for nail fungus such as oils, lotions, sprays or oral medication, we highly recommend our Lunula Laser Treatment in London.


    The Laser Process Step-by-Step

    Initial Consultation

    The initial consultation is your first appointment with us. This is when we carry out a general assessment of your foot and nail health, discuss the condition of your nails, take your medical history and consider any lifestyle factors that may be relevant to your fungal infection. You will have photos taken of the affected nails and we’ll look at the possible sources of infection and the extent of the damage caused by the fungus, footwear or trauma. Finally, we will provide some chiropody care including a debridement of the fungal nails, plus useful advice on how to minimise cross infection and reinfection.

    Contact us to book your Initial Consultation for Lunula Laser for £50.

    Laser Treatments

    At the end of your extensive initial consultation, we will discuss your available treatment options and decide whether Lunular Laser Treatment is the best choice for your needs. Should you wish to proceed with the treatment, we will make a booking for your first laser session. Your complete Lunula Treatment Package consists of 5 weekly in-person appointments, with each laser session lasting 12 minutes per foot.

    Post Treatment Review & Results

    After you’ve completed your fifth and final laser treatment session, we will cut and file your nails and take photos to assess the progress you’ve made over the 5-week treatment plan. 4 weeks after your final laser appointment, we’ll book you in for another progress review, either as an in-person meeting or via email with photographs, whichever suits you best. Do please remember that nails have an average growth rate of 0.5-1mm per month. This should be sufficient time to show some visible signs of improvement, however it will take several months for a healthy toenail to grow in place of a nail affected by fungal infection. Expect 12-18 months until the old nail has completely grown out.


    Why Choose Sussex Foot Centre?

    We’ve made it our mission to get our patients’ feet and lower limbs into the best possible condition. The Sussex Foot Centre treats a broad range of people of all ages, including children, sports enthusiasts, dancers, athletes and professional sportspeople. We have many years’ experience and have developed an excellent reputation as a family-run practice delivering a high standard of care and a positive patient experience. Our dedicated team carries out a wide range of services, from routine footcare to minor surgerybiomechanical assessments and laser nail treatments in London. It is our aim to make you comfortable and pain free, so you can enjoy life to the max.

    The Sussex Foot Centre is based in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, with regular direct trains from London Victoria and London Blackfriars taking less than 1 hour. For those travelling by car, there is free car parking on site. We offer flexible appointment times to suit your requirements including some evening and Saturday appointments.

    If you would like to find out more about our Lunular Laser Treatment for fungal nails in London, or any of our other foot health services, please contact us by calling 01444 453874, emailing or by submitting a short online enquiry here.

    Jon Collins

    Jon Collins

    Specialist Podiatrist

    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. 

    Click here to find out more about the specialist team here at Sussex Foot Centre.


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    Amy's been extremely helpful, informative and lovely to talk to during my foot appointment the last few visits. 100% recommend their services.
    Darryl Rebbetts
    Darryl Rebbetts
    Have had scan and chiropodist treatments and both were carried out with care and I was informed what would be done. I would highly recommend the Sussex foot centre for treatments.
    Sheila Stobbs
    Sheila Stobbs
    I was misdiagnosed by my GP after injuring myself long distance walking. Now I not only know what's wrong with me, but also how to remedy it so I can walk again. Great attention to detail. Thank you 😊
    Liz Platt
    Liz Platt
    Fantastic experience with the whole practice, there’s no where I’d trust more. Originally I went to have one issue sorted out, and have found another to be dealt with alongside. A practice where you feel listened to and taken seriously. Thanks again!
    Nikki Martin
    Nikki Martin
    Had an appointment with Jon Collins about a sore heel. Had a scan on both heels, which was followed by a detailed analysis of the results and an explanation (in layman's terms) what the issue was. Very impressed with his knowledge, how it was imparted and happy with our agreed action plan.
    Jonathan Whitnall
    Jonathan Whitnall
    Over the last 4 years or so, I have visited a number of professionals including physiotherapists, chiropractors and osteopaths. I was experiencing recurring injuries in my left knee and hip from sports and from attempting to walk mid-distances. The pain was starting to flare in my back too. I was following the physiotherapists’ advice religiously and attending appointments regularly. However, the programme of exercises tended to make the pain worse rather than better. To add to my frustration, I was also misdiagnosed with a hip condition. In the back of my mind, I always felt there was something biomechanically incorrect in the way I move but I was reassured that was not the case until…..I booked an appointment with Jon at Sussex Foot Centre for a gait assessment. Jon quickly recognised the issue with my feet and their incorrect positioning. I was prescribed custom orthotics and after a few months of perfecting these, Jon then created my semi-permanent pair of orthotics. I have been walking further than I have done and am now back on the courts playing tennis, which I love, and never thought I would be able to do again. The whole team at Sussex Foot Centre are very helpful and efficient. My treatment is ongoing so as long as Jon is a podiatrist, I am his patient :) Thank you for everything!
    Katherine Morley
    Katherine Morley
    I had nail surgery last October and after all this time I can say it was worth it. Jon didn’t rush me into it and gave me all options available, in the end I decided to go for the surgery and Jon made it so easy and everything was explained to me before, during and afterwards. Any questions I had were always answered by Jon or one of his team and put my mind at rest (I’m a bit of a worrier). Can’t thank them enough for helping with something that I had tried to ignore for years.
    Gavin Robertson
    Gavin Robertson
    I highly recommend Sussex foot centre. I booked an appointment for the shoe insoles and Jon was very helpful and professional. He provided a great solution for me and I feel much better since I wear my new insoles. The entire team is also very nice and helpful with booking the appointments around my work schedule.
    Michał Piotrowski
    Michał Piotrowski
    After the NHS screwed up my ingrown toenail operation twice this year I decided to go private and it was the best decision. I was seen really quickly and toes healed within a couple of weeks, highly recommend sussex foot centre.
    Lauryn Spink
    Lauryn Spink