Lunula Cold Laser Treatment
Are your yellow fungal nails something you are embarrassed of? Many people suffer from toenail fungus which can lead to yellow toenails or nail infections.
The Lunula Cold Laser treatment is the breakthrough new treatment bringing new hope to people suffering from fungal nail infections, or onychomycosis.
It is a safe and effective treatment option for fungal nail infections, a superior alternative to time consuming nail paints, possible side effects from oral medications and painful hot lasers.
How does the fungal nail laser work?
The Lunula low level cold laser treatment is the gold standard treatment for a fungal nail infection. The Lunula Laser device produces two rotating laser beams which are able to cover a large area of the foot to completely treat all of the infected nails simultaneously.
Essentially, the Lunular Laser Treatment works by utilising two lasers that have been set at different frequencies. This works effectively to treat the fungal nail infection both on the surface, and below it, heading deep into the infected nails, nail bed, and surrounding skin.
The body will also respond well to the fungal nail laser treatment as it will help to clear the nail infection combined with getting rid of any remaining living toenail fungus.
The two laser types used to treat fungal nail infections are:
This effective laser acts directly and specifically upon the fungal nail infection and causes changes in its outer wall. This weakens nail infections significantly, allowing the body’s immune system to attack and destroy it, allowing the affected nail to be rid of the fungal nail infection and begin to heal.
The Red (635nm) laser is acting upon the body’s natural immune cells – fortifying them, thus making them more active and able to neutralise and destroy the weakened nail fungus. In addition to all of this, the red light can stimulate and improve blood flow.
This additional blood flow brings nutrients and additional immune cells to the affected area speeding up the treatment process.
The Benefits of the Fungal Nail Laser
No messy nail paints
Simple and quick no-fuss treatment
Unlike other treatment options
Research shows the Lunula Laser therapy has an 80% success rate
What you need to know
At your initial appointment
You will be required to make an initial consulation, where the podiatrist will assess and file down your toenail/s. Then you will be given a 40% urea cream to apply to the infected nail/s for two weeks.
A fortnight from that first appointment, you will have your first Photodynamic Therapy (PACT) session.
Treatments take 20 minutes to an hour.
Before your laser therapy appointment
Make sure that you remove all nail polish, shellac and artificial nails.
After your laser appointment
For optimal results, it is important to follow these instructions:
- Ensure that you implement an antifungal regime at home to avoid reinfection and cross infection of your nails.
- Avoid applying polish, shellac or acrylic to the infected toenail.
- Be patient, toenails are slow-growing.
The Process of Laser Therapy
Your podiatrist will advise on the best course of action to achieve optimal fungal toenail treatment outcomes during initial consultation.
Minutes per foot
Once per week
For four weeks
Assessment & Treatment of Fungal Nails
If you are feeling overwhelmed and anxious about an upcoming visit to your podiatrist to consult on your laser therapy, we understand. We’ve laid out exactly what to expect during your initial consultation.
During a fungal nail assessment, your Podiatrist will:
- Diagnose what is causing your nail infections and what benefits can be expected from cold laser treatment
- Explain the best self-management tips to help you achieve healthier-looking nails
- Ensure you leave knowing exactly what to do to finally get healthy, clear nails and ensure that the fungal toenail infections stay far away.
What to expect during your Lunula Cold Laser Fungal Nail Treatment
After your comprehensive assessment with a podiatrist, should you decide to go ahead with the laser therapy, they will organise a time for you to undergo your laser treatment for fungal infections.
- The nails will be photographed and prepared (trimmed, nail thickness reduced if required)
- The laser treatment lasts 12 minutes per foot
- During the treatment, it will be pain free
- The lasers will not cause internal or visible harm to you in any way, as the machine uses very low power settings
- The treatment will be repeated at weekly intervals. The number of treatments required will depend upon the severity of the nail infection
- You will not need to apply any topical paints to your nails during treatment, nor take any potentially harmful oral medication
- You will need to follow strict foot hygiene protocols to prevent re-infection. We will run through all of this during the consultation.
Did you know?
More than 10% of the population have nails that have been
damaged by a fungal infection.
Tips to Prevent Reinfection
To optimise the success of your fungal nail treatment, it is essential that you minimise the risk of reinfection.
Some things you can do include the following:
- Use topical antifungal solution daily
- Dry and air shoes regularly
- Spray shoes with antifungal sprays before and after treatments
- Use UV light sanitiser to treat the shoes as an alternative
- Wash socks in hot water and apply an antifungal solution to the washing cycle
- Wear slippers in public showers and swimming centres
- Use socks containing silver, which can also minimise reinfection
- If you wear steel cap boots for work, make sure they are well ventilated
- Disinfect your shower floor
- Minimise micro-trauma to the nails
- Wear correctly fitting shoes
- Do not share nail clippers with other people