Fungal Nail Clinic Adelaide - Treat Onychomycosis
We are the only practice in Adelaide to utilise the most advanced cold and hot lasers to treat one one of the most frustrating conditions to resolve.
Do your nails look like this?
It is estimated to affect 1.6 million Australians. Appearance of the nail can range from white and separated through to brown and crumbly. Fungus usually invades the nail because of injury to the nail bed, neglected hygiene, tight footwear or pre-existing medical condition.
Nail Fungus Treatment Options
Many people ignore the problem as they do not cause any pain in the mild stages.
However, if left untreated, the fungus will migrate from the tip of nail towards the root. The nail may become more discoloured, ingrowing and thicker, resulting in pain. Also, it may spread to other toes and to the other foot.
There are plenty of over-the-counter topical antifungals on chemist shelves.
They are a convenient, lower cost option, most of which promise more than they deliver. Sadly, if you have used them, they have a very low success rate as they do not penetrate the nail effectively to treat the fungus. We will be able to give you options that can be used. We stock attractive nail polish which aren’t available at chemists.
Oral medications which treat the nails systemically have a decent success rate and require a course of 3 or 6 months.
There is a cold laser on the market now.
Recent advancements in laser technology have now enabled the development of painless, less expensive treatment with the highest success rate.The process will take about 6 months.
About Fungal Toenails
Onychomycosis – or fungal nail infection – is an infection caused by fungus in the nail or nail bed. The condition may cause the nail to change colour to white streaks, to a yellow and eventually to a brown in severe cases. Also, the nail may thicken and separate from the nail bed. Onychomycosis can also affect fingernails.
The infrared light of laser is used to penetrate the nail plate and eradicate the fungus. It requires a series of treatments without damaging the nail or the skin around it. Most hot lasers hurt but our two lasers are pain-free and there are no side effects. After the treatment, the nail is able to grow out free of infection. For context, in a published study by the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology in April 2012, it found approximately 14%- 50% effective with a recurrence rate of 10-53 % with oral medication when taken daily for 3-4 months. The same Journal Article found nail paints were 5.5% – 8.5% effective when used daily for 10-12 months.
About Us - the Adelaide Fungal Nail Laser Clinic Difference
At the Adelaide Fungal Nail Laser Clinic, we decided to provide the most state of the art treatment facility to give our clients the best opportunity for clear, healthy nails. Therefore, following much research and trials with lasers, we decided to invest approximately a quarter of a million dollars in not just one brand of laser but the two most technologically advanced lasers on the market. These two lasers are the:
Another difference is that our qualified podiatrists and podiatry assistants will see you on every visit to ensure you get the best expert care. We do not get a beauty therapist or receptionist to put you on a machine and walk away. By having our podiatry team perform the laser treatments rather than unqualified staff you are also able to claim treatments on private health insurance and Medicare if your doctor has given you a referral.
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