Toe Funagal Treatment
Breakthrough laser treatment for toenail & finger nail fungus
The i-Lipo Clinic is one of the only clinics in the UK specializing in the treatment of fungal nail infections, using the latest in laser technology.
The diode laser therapy is the latest and most successful treatment available to eradicate fungal nail infections.
What is fungal nail infection?
Otherwise known as onychomycosis, fungal nail infection is a condition that can affect one or more toe nails or finger nails, although it is far more commonly found in toe nails.
The infection can cause the nails to become discoloured and thickened, making the nails difficult to cut. They can look unsightly and of course perhaps even make one embarrassed to show them in public.
What does the treatment involve?
The treatment involves passing laser light over the infected nail or nails which destroys the infection. The treatment is quick and safe with no side effects on the surrounding healthy tissue.
No anaesthesia is required before treatment and you can return to your normal daily routine immediately after treatment.
Frequency of treatment
The treatment consists of 1 visit, followed by further check-ups. Depending on the severity of the infection, we recommend that additional treatment is performed at weekly intervals in order to make sure that the fungal nail infection is clear and therefore prevent reinfection.
We recommend that you wash all socks and hosiery on a very hot wash - 60 degrees centigrade in order to kill all fungal spores that could cause reinfection. However not all tights, stockings and pop socks will survive such a hot wash and you may want to consider throwing them all away and buying new in order to prevent reinfection from your old footwear especially after investing time and money in the treatment itself.
Your shoes may also be harbouring fungal spores and you may want to use the Sterishoe ultraviolet shoe sanitizer to kill fungal infections inside your shoes.
As part of our ongoing aftercare your nails will be re-examined after 6 months and progress will be monitored through photographic comparison.
When will I see results?
Toe nails grow at a rate of about 1mm per month so it will be between 3 to 6 months before you see any improvement. Complete regrowth of a new healthy nail will normally be between 12 to 18 months.
Finger nails grow at a faster rate so improvement should be noticeable more quickly.
Who is prone to catching Onychomycosis?
Anyone can acquire a fungal infection in one or more of their nails.
Infection is unusual in children but as one gets older the chance of catching a fungal nail infection increases.
The statistics are:
Of people between 40 to 60 years old, 15% of the population will acquire a fungal nail infection.
Between 60 to 70 years old over 30%.
Over 70 years old there is about 50% chance of infection.
Also people with low immunity, diabetes and HIV are more at risk of catching onychomycosis.
Laser Nail Treatment (Total Charge Per Treatments)
Both Feet £600
One Foot £350
Both Big Toes £300
One Big Toe £200
One Small Toe £150