Endorsed to Prescribe
Naomi is endorsed for scheduled medicines. This allows her to prescribe and use specific medicines in relation to her podiatric practice.
Onychomycosis or toenail fungus is a condition which can affect one or more toenails. This usually results in discoloured unsightly nails which progressively worsen over time. Onychomycosis is commonly caused by a fungus known as a dermatophyte.
Common treatments include a range of topical paints which are available through chemists. Clinically there is a very low cure rate of 7-8% with all of these treatments.
Other options for treatment of toe nail fungus include oral medications however this may be associated with side effects or complications depending on your medical health.
Finally you can get rid of your discoloured, cracked fungal toenails with the latest laser advances. This treatment is quick, effective and pain-free.
Recent clinical studies suggest that the results from laser nail fungus treatment may be as high as 85%.
To find out whether Laser treatment for toenail fungus is suitable for you please call Toorak Village Podiatry for an appointment.
The Nail Laser heats the nail bed enough to kill the nail fungus. The skin below the nail bed conducts heat away as it is delivered and so while the treatment may feel hot, it will not burn your skin below or around the nail.
The laser light which produces the heat is moved evenly over the nail in a grid pattern. It will take 3 – 4 passes to complete the treatment to each nail, taking approximately 1 - 3 minutes per nail, a total of around 15 minutes.
Even the healthy looking nails get treated. Microscopic colonies may be present on other nails and all nails on the feet will be included with the nail treatment.
Patients report a heat sensation under the nail directly where the laser is passing. This is often felt more on the second or third passes. There is some discomfort experienced. If the heat gets too uncomfortable or intense the laser operator will adjust their treatment depending on your feedback.