Laser Treatment of Toenail Fungus
Fungal infections are by nature very strong and resilient. Our Laser is able to target areas of infection directly without any of the risks or side-effects associated with oral medications. It also reduces the time and effort taken when applying topical creams and ointments, many of which are unable to draw through the nail to eradicate the infection in any case. Lasers do not have any side-effects and patients are able to walk-in and walk-out of the treatment without any recovery time.
- Leave the nail ‘as is’ and don’t seek any professional advice.
Basic Podiatry care
Podiatrists are the professionals in managing untreated fungal infections. Podiatrists use specialised drills to reduce thickened nails which can improve the aesthetic look of the nail.
Creams/Liquids and Ointments
You can obtain a number of topical medications either through a podiatrist/G.P or pharmacist. These topical applications include loceryl, canestan and daktarin. Other home remedies include peroxide and tea-tree oil.
The most common oral tablet for nail fungus is medically referred to as terbinafine (Lamisil). These are often taken for between 3-6 months and sometimes longer. Terbinafine oral treatment has many and varied side-effects. The most notable side-effect is liver damage. Often blood tests are required to keep close tabs on the liver function.
Unfortunately surgical removal can cause further nail damage and most often the fungal infection remains and re-infects as the new nail grows.
The most recent technology to combat nail fungal infection is the use of medical laser. At Emerald Lakes Podiatry, we specialise in this treatment. Laser is being used in medicine to treat a variety of conditions. In particular, medical professionals are turning to laser as the preferred choice of treatment for many skin and nail disorders.
Initial consultation includes baseline nail photos, medical debridement of infected nails, treatment pack and assessment of fungal infection for medical laser treatment.
Laser Treatment: From $400 – $2000 depending on severity of fungal infection as assessed by our registered podiatrists.
This include 4 therapeutic doses of laser to infected nails.
Our Practice prides itself on aggressively treating the nail fungus. As the infection is highly contagious, and to help avoid re-infection we are offering a reduced fee for any partners requiring laser treatment.
This reduced fee is 25% off the normal Laser treatment price.
Private Health Care Rebates apply for Consultation. Laser treatment is considered cosmetic. Some health funds are now providing a rebate for this treatment. We can give you the codes to check with your health fund provider.
Fees are due at the time of treatment.