Laser Fungal Nail Treatment in Surrey
We are a specialist provider of patient centred chiropodist and podiatrist services for a wide range of foot care and foot pain treatments, operating in Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, London, and Kent. Our practice is one of the very few podiatrists in the South East to offer Lunula Laser Treatment for fungal nail conditions, which is one of our main areas of expertise.
What causes toenail infections?
A fungal infection of the toenails, also known as onychomycosis, is a common medical condition that affects the condition of the nail and its visual appearance. It is estimated to affect around 10% of the adult population. Fungal nails can be painful as well as unsightly and have a detrimental effect on your confidence.
The main symptoms of onychomycosis include:
- Nail thickening, distortion or separation
- Crumbly or brittle nail with no lustre or shine
- White, yellow, orange, brown, green or black discoloration of the nail
- Build-up of debris under the nail
- Persistent Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis), a fungal skin infection affecting the toes
Nail fungus often occurs after the toenails have become damaged in some way, such as from shoes that are too tight. Smoking and medical conditions such as diabetes, eczema, psoriasis and weakened immune conditions are additional risk factors. The hot, sweaty environment inside the shoe offers the ideal conditions for the infection to thrive, slowly attacking the toenail. Left untreated, the infection will make the nail brittle, painful and unsightly.
If you are suffering from onychomycosis, extra care must be taken not to share washing facilities, nail files or clippers with other persons. Nail fungus is very contagious and can spread easily, which can make it very 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 does laser treatment work?
Laser treatment for fungal nail infection has a high success rate and is able to achieve a range of long-term benefits that our patients simply love. These include:
- Feet that look and feel healthy and comfortable
- Comfortable toes that are no longer thick and crumbly inside socks and shoes
- No more embarrassment when wearing open-toed sandals
- Increased self confidence
- No danger of infecting friends and relatives
Lunular laser treatment is an unattended, pain-free series of procedures that is 100% safe. Compared to other laser treatments for toenail fungus, our Lunula laser is the only pain-free, non-thermal laser option that has no dangerous vapours and requires no anaesthesia to carry out. For patients who have tried other treatment for onychomycosis including oils, lotions, sprays or oral medication with no lasting result, we highly recommend Lunula laser treatment.
The Laser Process
Your first appointment will be an initial consultation and general assessment of your foot and nails. We will discuss your nail condition, medical history and any lifestyle factors that may be relevant to your nail fungus. We will take photographs of the affected nails and look at the causative factors and sources of fungus and consider the duration of the infection and extent of the damage caused by the fungus, trauma or footwear.
You will also receive chiropody care including a debridement of the fungal nails, along with advice on how to minimise cross infection or reinfection.
Contact us to book your Initial Consultation for Lunula Laser for £50.
At the end of this comprehensive consultation, we will discuss all available treatment options and decide together if Lunar Laser Treatment is the best choice for your needs. If you choose to go ahead with the treatment, we will book you in for your first laser session.
Your Lunula Treatment Package consists of 5 weekly sessions, with each laser session lasting 12 minutes per foot.
Post Treatment Review & Results
At the end of your 5th appointment, your nails will be cut and filed, and photographs taken to assess the progress that has been made over the 5 week course of the treatment.
4 weeks after your last Lunula Laser appointment, we will schedule another progress review, which can be either in person or via emailed photographs, whichever is more convenient for you.
Please be aware that nails grow very slowly at an average rate of 0.5-1mm per month. While we would expect to see some visible improvement at the end of the 5-week treatment plan, it will take several months for the healthy nail to grow in place of damaged fungal nails. It will take a minimum of 12-18 months for the nail to grow out in full.
Why Choose Sussex Foot Centre?
At Sussex Foot Centre, our mission is to get your feet and lower limbs into the best possible condition. We treat a wide range of people of all ages including children, sports enthusiasts, dancers and professional sportsmen and women.
We are proud to have built up an excellent reputation as a family run practice with many years’ experience providing an exceptional standard of care and positive patient experience. From routine footcare to minor surgery, biomechanical assessments and laser nail treatments, our expert team is dedicated to making you comfortable, pain-free and able to enjoy life to the full.
Based in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, we are conveniently located for patients in Surrey and anywhere in the South East. We offer flexible appointment times to suit your needs and our clinic opening times include some evening and Saturday appointments too. There is free car parking on site. For patients with mobility issues, we can arrange home visits or care home visits.
For enquiries about our Lunular Laser Treatment for fungal nails, or any of our other foot health services, please contact our friendly team at 01444 453874 or firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a short message here.
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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