Fungal Nails (Onychomycosis)

We can offer advice on the treatment of fungal toenails.

Fungal Nails (Onychomycosis)

Fungal nail infection

Fungal nail infection of toenail

Fungal nails can be a real problem for both men and women. It can be an embarrassing affliction, especially in the summer months when you are on holiday and have to reveal your toenails in sandals or on the beach!

Onychomycosis is really common. Our clinic in the centre of St Albans, Hertfordshire offers laser treatments that get rid of fungal nails.

We offer a FREE initial consultation so we can assess and advise you on the fungal laser treatment for your toenails so please contact us now.

 

We can offer advice on all treatment options for fungal nails:

  • Anti-fungal lacquers – Need to be applied weekly for up to 9 months. Loceryl can be obtained privately as it is not usually available on the NHS.
  • Tablets – Need to be taken daily for 3-6 months and can be toxic to the liver – Terbinafine 250mg can also be obtained privately as it is not usually available on the NHS. Regular liver function blood tests are advisable.
  • Surgical toenail removal can be offered in severe cases or we can offer 1-3 laser treatments with Genesis Plus.
Fungal toenail

Fungal toenail

FAQs about Fungal Nail Laser Treatment

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What is GenesisPlus?

GenesisPlus is a new laser perfected for safely and effectively treating onychomycosis (toenail fungus). By targeting the fungus directly, GenesisPlus gets to the source of the problem immediately.

How does GenesisPlus work?

Tiny pulses of light from the GenesisPlus laser pass through the toenail to the fungus underneath. The fungus is irradiated without any damage to the surrounding nail or skin.

How long does the procedure take?

Depending on how many toes are affected, the GenesisPlus laser procedure will take 10-20 minutes.

Is GenesisPlus painful?

Most people feel a slight warming sensation during the the procedure. No pain medication is needed and most people find the treatment very easy to tolerate.

How many treatments will I need?

Many patients only need one treatment, but some need more if they have severe cases of toenail fungus.

Are there any restrictions on my activity post procedure?

You can resume your normal activities immediately.

When will I see results?

You won’t notice anything immediately following treatment. However, as your nail grows out, the new nail growth should be clear. Toe nails grow slowly –especially nails infected with fungus. So, it may take 6-12 months for your toenail to clear.

Will the fungus come back?

Reinfection with toenail fungus may be acquired anywhere from your environment, for example, in damp areas such as public swimming pools. Consult with your healthcare professional to understand how to prevent toenail fungus from reoccurring.

When can I apply nail polish?

While it is important to remove nail polish, decoration and jewelry prior to treatment, it is not advised to wear for at least 2 weeks after treatment.

How does GenesisPlus compare to other toenail fungus treatments?

GenesisPlus is:

  • Quick
  • Easy
  • Safe
  • An effective procedure that treats the fungus at the source.

Traditional treatments such as nail trimming, topical medicine, oral medicine or nail removal have significant drawbacks. Nail trimming doesn’t treat the fungus. Topical medicines need to be applied for 12 months and have a low success rate. Oral medicines are taken for 3 months but can cause liver or kidney problems.

Images Before & After Fungal Nail Treatment

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Fungal nails
Fungal nails

Patient Brochures about Fungal Nail Laser Treatment

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