Are your yellow fungal nails something you are embarrassed of?
The Lunula Cold Laser 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, 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 system is the gold standard treatment for fungal nail infections.. 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 toes simultaneously.
The Lunula Laser System is unique in using a specific combination of 2 lasers to produce an immune effect within the body to treat the fungal infection. The laser types used are:
- Blue (405nm), this acts directly and specifically upon the fungus and causes changes in its outer wall, this weakens it significantly, allowing the body’s immune system to attack and destroy it.
- Red (635nm), is acting upon the body’s natural immune cells – fortifying them, thus making them more active and able to neutralise and destroy the weakened fungus. In addition 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 has an 80% success rate
Your podiatrist will advise on the best course of action to achieve optimal fungal toenail treatment outcomes.
Minutes per foot
Once per week
For four weeks
Assessment & Treatment of Fungal Nails
During a fungal nail assessment, your Podiatrist will:
- Diagnose what is causing your damaged nails 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
What to expect during your Lunula Cold Laser Fungal Nail Treatment
- The nails will be photographed and prepared (trimmed, nail thickness reduced if required)
- The cold laser treatment lasts 12 minutes per foot
- During the treatment, you will feel no pain
- The lasers are not harmful 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 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.
What you need to know
You will be required to make an initial appointment, where the podiatrist will assess and file down your toenail/s. Then you will be given a 40% urea cream to apply to affected toenail/s for two weeks.
A fortnight from the initial appointment, you will have your first PACT session.
How long does it take?
Treatments take 20 minutes to an hour.
Before your appointment
Remove all nail polish, shellac and artificial nails.
After your appointment
For optimal results, it is important to follow these instructions:
- Implement an antifungal regime at home to avoid reinfection and cross infection.
- Avoid applying nail polish, Shellac or acrylic to the toenail.
- Be patient, toenails are slow-growing.
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