Nails that have a white / yellow / brown or black appearance, with brittleness or thickening of the nail can be signs of Nail Fungus.
Although notoriously difficult to treat and remove, Laser Therapy can be a solution.
Toe Nail Fungus at Aesthetica Birmingham, utilises a Q-Switched Nd: YAG gold class laser - one of the most advanced lasers currently available.
Impulses of high power laser energy pass through the nail to the nail bed and nail growth area with typically no damage to the nail or surrounding skin area.
At the time of the procedure no visible change is expected, until the nail begins to grow out. In a few months, a normal nail is expected to appear with complete regrowth of the nail taking between 9-12 months on average.
|How Much Does It Cost||Price From RRP|
|x1 Session - Both Feet or Hands||£150|
|x4 Sessions - Both Feet or Hands||£499|
If your toenails appear yellow, brittle or thickened, you may be suffering from a medical condition called Onychomycosis, or nail fungus. This is an extremely common problem, shared by up to 10% of the US population. If you are over 40, the number rises to 25% in that age group; and if you are over 60, sufferers from toe nail fungus can be as high as an estimated 50%! Up until very recently, treating nail fungus has been challenging due to the hardy nature of the fungus that resides under your nail. Topical medications, or lacquers, are largely ineffective and designed to mostly prevent the spread or worsening of the condition. Oral medications are estimated to be about 50% successful, but those drugs are not tolerated well by many patients and risk of liver damage is an overriding concern. The latest and most effective treatment for the removal of toe nail fungus is laser therapy. Within this category, the Q-Clear laser has produced the most promising and successful results and is the only device specifically FDA-approved for the treatment of toe nail fungus.
Your first step is to seek out a practitioner to verify if you do, in fact, have toe nail fungus. You can seek out a diagnosis from a Family Doctor, Dermatologist, Podiatrist or even a Plastic Surgeon.
The Q-Clear Laser uses short bursts of laser energy to target the fungus beneath the nail and destroy it. Depending upon the severity and advancement of your nail fungus, one treatment is typically all that is necessary to kill the fungus.
The physician will move the laser hand piece over the affected area in quick, short passes. Unlike some other lasers, there is very little sensation to the patient beyond some very mild warmth. A treatment usually lasts only a few minutes and the patient experiences absolutely no down-time after the procedure.
The Q-Clear laser represents the pinnacle of nail fungus treatment so cost may be considered relative. Patients can spend several hundreds of dollars in oral or topical medications and not achieve anywhere near the degree of success as that of the Q-Clear Laser System.
Each practitioner is responsible for establishing their own pricing schedule and laser treatments as nail fungus is not currently covered by insurance. Cost will depend on the physician, your geographical location, and most importantly by the degree of nail fungus that you need treated. Keeping in mind only a single treatment is typically necessary, you may be presented with a fee of a few hundred dollars to several hundred dollars. For those who have successfully undergone treatments, they believe the service is worth every penny to restore beautiful nails.
Its important to understand that both a treatment and product combination are required to achieve expected results.
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