Fungal nail infections are very common with around 10% of the UK’s population affected at any one time. These infections cause the affected finger or toe nail to become thickened and discoloured and can be tricky to treat with over-the-counter treatments. At the Light Touch Clinic we offer Lunula Cold Laser for both damaged fingernail and toenail fungal infections. This treatment is pain-free*, quick (4 weekly 12 minute sessions) and encourages clear nail growth whilst destroying the fungus.
Laser Fungal Nail Treatment is effective for treating:
DISCLAIMER: Everyone is unique. This means that sensitivity periods, treatment plans, treatment results and their longevity will vary from patient to patient. The information on this page is based on the average treatment experience. For more accurate information, you should make a consultation with one of our experts.
|No. of treatments||Most patients will have at least 4 treatments.|
|Procedure Time||12 minutes|
|Sensitivity Period||Usually there is none|
|Back to work||Same day for most patients|
|Full Recovery||Same day for most patients|
|Duration of results||Varies|
The Lunula Laser is a chiropodist and podiatrist-led laser which provides a simple and effective solution for treating onychomycosis (fungal nail infections). The patient’s foot is placed under the Lunula Laser where the pre-set laser will touchlessly and painlessly attack the fungus. As the laser will treat all affected nails on one foot simultaneously, it is quicker than traditional lasers.
Unlike traditional thermal lasers which destroy fungal infections using thermal heat alone, the Lunula laser uses photo-chemistry to kill the fungal spores. The Lunula Laser uses two wavelengths simultaneously to treat fungal nail infections without causing pain for most patients. The 405nm laser has an antimicrobial effect while the pulsed 635nm laser regenerates the infected area and stimulates the immune system.
In most cases, only four 12 minute sessions are required to treat the infection.
Is it safe?
Unlike heat-based lasers, which pose a number of risks such as pain, burning and necrosis, the Lunula Cold Laser carries virtually no risk to either the patient or the physician performing the procedure.
Where are you based?
We are located on Weybridge highstreet our postcode is KT13 8DS. Being located within the M25, our clinic is under an hour away from London Waterloo Station. Simply catch a regularly departing South West Train to Weybridge and our clinic is a leisurely walk from the station or a quick taxi ride. We are also only a 20 minute train ride away from Woking, Walton-on-Thames, Chertsey and Virginia Water.
Does it hurt?
The Lunula Laser should not hurt whilst treating the nails or afterwards. This means you can exercise, work and wash as normal after your treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
Usually, four 12 minutes sessions is all you will need to successfully kill the fungus.
Can the Lunula Laser be used to treat fingernails?
Yes, the device can be used to treat nails on both feet and hands.
Will the fungal nail infection return?
Unfortunately, people that have had a fungal nail infection are susceptible to reinfection after treatment. However, taking steps to improve foot hygiene can help minimalise your chance of reinfection such as spraying shoes with antifungal spray and paying extra attention when scrubbing your toes in the shower.
What are the symptoms of a fungal nail infection?
Fungal nail infections are characterised by discoloured nails which are crumbly or loose. In addition, those who have a fungal nail infection often have athlete’s foot too.
This treatment is performed by Melissa, our medical medical aesthetician. She has completed her Fungal Nail Laser training course and has been achieving great, confidence-boosting results for her patients.