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Toe nail fungus

Onychomycosis or fungal nail infections are generally found on toe nails but can also affect fingernails .

Toe nail fungus

The treatment of toe nail fungus.

Toe nail fungus or onychomycosis is an infection caused by organisms called dermatophytes, these are common fungi. These fungal infections live on the outer layers of the skin and can eventually infect the nail itself.

Dermatophytes are microscopic fungi that like a dark warm and moist environment – the feet are perfect areas for their development. The fungus enters the nail bed through the spaces between the nail and the skin. Eventually they cause the nail to thicken and sometimes crumble as the infection grows. Once it takes hold the nail can loosen and eventually detach.

There are a selection of treatments that can help with this problem. Laser treatment is a new method, however the results are good.

The laser is absorbed into the lower layers of the skin and nail bed. This creates heat under the skins surface. This heat is sufficient to destroy the dermatophytes therefor allowing the nail plate to return to normal.

After your consultation you will have a patch test. Treatment frequency depends on the severity of the infection.

What does Toenail fungus look like :

    What toe nail fungus looks like

Is toe nail fungus painful?

Nail fungus can be painful once the nails thicken and wearing shoes can be uncomfortable.

Does the treatment work?

This is a new treatment it has very good results.

Do I need to have all the nails treated?

Yes in case the other nails are infected we will treat each of the toes.

How may treatments are needed?

Depending on the severity of the infection between three and five treatments will be needed.

Does the treatment hurt?

The laser creates heat below the toe nail which can be uncomfortable. As soon as the treatment ceases the discomfort stops.

How frequently do I need to have treatment ?

On average it is at 4 week intervals but it may vary.

Does the treatment hurt?

The laser creates heat below the toe nail which can be uncomfortable. As soon as the treatment ceases the discomfort stops.

Who will carry out the treatment?

All the Laserase Bolton staff are qualified medical practitioners with many years of experience.

Still have more questions just call our team or contact us now

"Everyone at Laserase Bolton was lovely and put me at ease straight away".

"I thought I would never get this infection to go I hated my feet".

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