Nail Fungus Laser Treatment

Nail fungus is a condition when discolouration under the tip of the finger or toenail appears, normally as a white or yellow spot. In most cases your nail looks discoloured, thick and crumbles at the edge.

Nail Fungus is easy to spot, but difficult to treat. While traditional treatments such as medications and topical creams have limited success and lengthy treatment durations, the breakthrough Harmony XL pro solution, combines two clinically proven laser technologies of Q-switch Nd:Yag and Long-pulsed Nd:yag to effectively target the source of infection under the nail and deliver visible result in a few short sessions.

Nail Fungus Laser Treatment FAQ

How does it work?

The combination of Q-switch and Long-pulsed Nd:Yag lasers deliver high repetition rate and short pulse duration to create gradual heating. 

The energy used in Nd:YAG lasers is intended to be absorbed by the micro-organism located on the nail bed, based on the principle of selective photothermolysis. Light energy is converted to thermal energy to deactivate the fungi cells and spores without damaging the nail plate.

How many treatments will I need?

We recommend a course of 6 treatments to ensure we have fully eradicated the unwanted micro-organism, however, this will be discussed upon consultation after looking at the severity of the condition.

How often will I have the treatments?

Treatment frequency for fungal nail infections is every 2-3 weeks.

Am I suitable for the treatment?

You will have a full consultation prior to the treatment, to assess your condition and if you have any contraindications for this treatment.

The following contraindications may possibly stop you form having fungal nail treatment:

  • Skin cancer
  • Use of systemic anti fungal therapy in the last 6 months
  • Pregnancy
  • Use of nail colouring dyes that have change the nail colour
  • Nail pigmentation caused by existence of bacterial nail infection
  • Existence of concomitant nail disorders such as psoriasis of the nail plate, atopic dermatitis

What Can I Expect During The Treatment?

This FDA-cleared laser treatment for toenail fungus is virtually painless. It can be used to treat a single nail or multiple affected areas for both toenails and fingernails. As a patient, you will probably feel nothing during the short treatment other than a comfortable sense of warmth and only at the laser treatment site. The energy works beneath the nail plate therefore the surface of the skin and nail is unaffected. The treatment creates sub-dermal heating that destroys the fungus.

What Can I Expect After The Treatment?

You can enjoy immediate results after just one short treatment with less yellowing and improved skin texture around the nail. Most cases require between 3-6 sessions at 2 week intervals. Conveniently, this treatment is quick with absolutely no downtime. Come in for a treatment during your lunch break and you can immediately get back to work.