Fungal nails can be a persistent nuisance that never seem to fully respond to paints and other over the counter treatments. Laser therapy has been shown to be successful in greater than 90% of cases with just one round of 4 weekly treatments. Occasionally, with recalcitrant fungal infections, a second treatment cycle may be necessary.
However, to optimize the outcome of your treatment, certain guidelines may help the success.
A.Visit a podiatrist to have thickened nails debrided to make them thin enough for the laser light to penetrate and do its job
B.All toes or fingernails are treated because the fungi spores can be in all of them, so it is a good idea to buy some FootKalm powder at our reception. This kills spores and can be sprinkled into shoes.
C.Make sure you wash socks after each wear in hot water with tea tree oil and dry in the sun
D.Air shoes, after wearing, in the sun for the UV rays to kill spores or, alternatively , insert a small UV light into them.
E.Try to alternate different pairs of shoes so that you do not wear the same pair every day.
F.Do not wear nail polish on the nails until you are sure the infection is gone.
The thing to remember is that toenails, in particular, take a long time to grow out. So while laser encourages the growth, it will take several months to see if the infected nails are completely healed. Be patient. Call Revive to have your fungal nails treated. Cameron, our podiatrist on-site, is there to give you a pre-laser treatment to make your nails laser ready for Desley. 38015824