WHAT IS ONYCHOMYCOSIS?
Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of either the toenail or fingernail.
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS?
The most common symptom of a fungal nail infection is the nail becoming thickened and discoloured (white, black, yellow or green). As the infection progresses, the nail can become brittle, with pieces breaking off or coming away from the toe or finger completely.
If left untreated the skin can become inflamed and painful underneath and around the nail. There may also be white or yellow patches on the nail bed or scaly skin next to the nail.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES?
- Tight shoes
- Trauma to the nail
- Unhygienic nail treatments such as foot spas
- Public showers
- Tinea (Athletes Foot)
- Constant sweaty feet
- Contagious (can be spread from person to person)
HOW DOES LASER NAIL FUNGAL TREATMENT WORK?
The dry heat of the laser kills and inhibits the nail fungus growth and spread. The depth of the laser penetrates the nail to the skin, attracting the fungus and destroying it.
A minimum of 3 sessions are required, once every 3 weeks to ensure results achieved. More sessions may be needed depending on how long the infection has been present and the severity.
International studies have shown 80%-100% success rates with this laser treatment. Complete recovery of the nail is evident after 6 – 8 treatments, 9 – 12 months post treatment sessions.
WHEN IS LASER NAIL FUNGAL TREATMENT NOT SUITABLE?
- If you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding
- If you have epilepsy
- If you are currently taking any medication that makes you sensitive to light.
PREPARATION FOR LASER TREATMENT
- Exfoliate and moisturize your feet well. Focus on cuticle of nails
- Cut nails back as short as possible
- No polish on nails
- Entire nail bed needs to be filed and buffed down as thin as possible
*A podiatrist can prepare your nails for laser treatment
This result may vary depending on nail regrowth rate
The new growth is healthy nail
1 Foot/ Hand
1 treatment | Package of 3 treatments
2 Feet/ Hands
1 treatment | Package of 3 treatments
POST TREATMENT CARE
- Feet need to be dry at all times where possible
- Shoes need to be altered everyday
- Try to wear open shoes/slippers to allow the nail plate to breathe
- Shoes need to be well fitted, not too tight
- Soak feet twice a week in Epsom salts
- Tea tree oil can be applied daily (anti fungal)
- Change socks daily
- Keep nails clean, trimmed and filed
- Avoid wearing nail polish for long periods of time
- Anti fungal shoe spray and washing powder can be used
“Good morning Cynthia, I would like to thank you for a laser treatment on my thumb nail. I had been to the doctor who put me on a course of tablets(3 months) which did nothing. One ten minute treatment from you has worked perfectly and my nail is now perfect again. I am so glad that I found you and your wonderful firm.”
“GLB you beauty!
After having a fungus infection on my toe for over 5 years, painting on the special varnish and being on some rather nasty tablets (prescribed by a specialist) I had just about given up! However, after seeing a voucher deal for laser treatment at GLB I rang the salon and spoke to really helpful person who said they had had good success rates with it. I was skeptical, but hopeful.
I went along, having low expectations (as everything else I had tried had failed), but I was pretty desperate after 5 years. The lady at GLB explained that it was not an overnight fix, but they had had good success rates with it. I had the 3 appointments, to be honest my toe did not look or feel any different. I followed the recommended treatment and waited. After 3 months I could see new grown appearing and now after 6 months the infection has finally gone!!!!! I am absolutely stoked. After such a long time and many miserable attempts, my horrible old lady toe is now a lovely normal toe, just like the others
Thank you GLB, one very happy camper here.”
“This was the worst toe, completely rotten and lifting off. That came off a couple of weeks ago and there was another infected nail under that. This is now also coming off. You can see half has gone and just a little left to drop off then a clean nail should grow back in its place.
All in all I am happy with the progress so far. It was very quick and easy and pain free. The staff are very good and nice to talk to duringthe process. I can recommend your service to anyone strugglingwith the other remedies.”
“I have been stuck with this condition for over 10 years. I have tried everything under the sun to get rid of this problem but with no success. I then heard about GLB Medi Spa and thought I would give it a go as it was affordable, virtually painless and really fast.
As you can see I have had my three treatments now spaced 3-4 weeks apart and already there is a big improvement on the toes. This treatment does take a few more months to show the full reward but already I see results I have not seen with any other products in 10 years. My nails are growing out healthy and I am SO happy. I might even be able to wear a pair of sandals this Summer with confidence. I would recommend this treatment at GLB Medi Spa to anyone suffering with Nail Fungus.”
– Robert H
“I am pleased to report that my toenails look 100% better after the laser treatment. I was desperate after trying to paint the medicinal nail polish on daily for a year, thinking that the nail had grown out, only to find the infection had returned, worse than ever after a few weeks. I then spent $150 for a weekly treatment when a work colleague told me about her success with GLB Medi Spa and their Laser Treatment. I had looked into Laser Treatment before but the cost had been prohibitive.
The treatment was easy and extremely professional from a patients point of view and very competitively priced. I am not all the way there yet as it takes time for the nail to grow out, however I can tell by looking at the nail this treatment is working effectively and I have no doubt that I have solved the problem.”
– Sue Phillips
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