HOW DOES THE LUNULA LOW LEVEL LASER WORK?

low level laser therapy is used to stimulate healing.

The lunula uses 2 different diodes, the violet 405nm anti-microbial beam and the red 635nm healing beam, these work at the same time to penetrate well past the nail plate, allowing a greater flow of blood to the toes, this increased blood provides nutrient delivery for tissue regeneration to commence, an increased immune response, leading to the destruction of fungus.

WHAT IS LUNULA LASER USED FOR?

  • Fungal nail infections (onychomycosis)
  • To manage psoriatic nails
  • Damaged nails - from trauma, wearing gel nails, harsh nail polishes
  • Slow growing nails
  • Tinea Pedis (athletes foot)
  • Wound healing
  • Lichen planus
  • Improving circulation
  • Lichen Planes (inflammatory skin/nail condition, believed to be a possible autoimmune disease)
  • Nail rejuvenation

AM I ELIGIBLE FOR LUNULA LASER TREATMENT?

  • Lunula Laser has no reported side-effects, however not recommended for the following conditions
  • Active cancer anywhere in the body or past cancer of the foot.
  • Undergoing Chemotherapy.
  • Compromised Immune system.
  • Sunburn to the area being treated.
  • Prescribed/taking photo-sensitising medication.
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Prescribed/taking anticoagulants and have bleeding to the area been treated, for example after nail cutting.

DOES THE TREATMENT HURT?

The Lunula laser is a cold laser therapy, providing a non-invasive, painless, safe, yet highly effective treatment solution for fungal toenails.

WHAT WILL THE NAILS LOOK LIKE AFTER THEY HAVE BEEN TREATED WITH LUNULA AND HOW QUICKLY WILL IT WORK?

whilst healing may occur from the start of your first treatment, there may be no noticeable difference in the appearance of the nail plate until several months post treatment. Not all changes can be seen, some textural changes may be felt by the podiatrist when debriding and trimming the nails, some changes may be related to the smell to the area as any microbes present are eradicated, some changes may be related to discomfort or pain felt when wearing shoes or walking, these are all as important as visual signs.

Nails may grow slightly faster after treatment but growth will slow down after approximately 6 weeks. Nails grow slower in cold weather.

Nail plate is dead tissue - the growth of the nail, and its appearance, is dependant upon the health of the nail matrix and nail bed.

Healing does not always occur in a linear fashion. There will likely be improvement and regression alternating over a period of several months.

HOW MANY LUNULA TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

Treatment will start with x 4 twelve minute treatments, carried out at weekly intervals.

1st appointment - first laser treatment (plus consultation, photos, preparation to the nails, and advice)

2nd appointment - second laser treatment

3rd appointment - third laser treatment

4th appointment - fourth laser treatment. (plus consultation, photos, nail tidy, photos)

We will arrange to review progress one month later in clinic or by photo. If attending a review appointment, photos will be taken nails thinned if necessary, monthly extra Lunula sessions can be continued if there are still signs of active infection.

WILL THE LUNULA LASER BE A PERMANENT CURE FOR MY DAMAGED NAIL?

The Lunula is not a miracle cure!

The lunula is an adjunct treatment to clinical and professional skills. Nail plates can be damaged at any time by trauma, normal walking, incorrectly fitting shoes, etc….

There are fungal spores in the environment, it is impossible to eliminate these, so reducing the risk of damage to the nail and its surrounding tissues is as important as taking measures to ensure good hygiene and cleanliness of all that come into contact with the area.

The Lunula does not change immunity in the long term, it is possible to catch another fungal infection.

Professional nail care appointments may be necessary to keep nail growth under control and to prevent further damage to nails.

When carrying out a review appointment the nails may not have improved as much as you expected them to. They may have even regressed a little. This is quite a normal part of the healing process. Nails usually take at least a year to grow out fully. In severe cases they may take over 2 - 3 years. PATIENCE IS NEEDED!

NOT GETTING THE RESULTS YOU EXPECT?

  • Here are some common reasons why nails may be slow to respond:
  • General health is poor.
  • Stressful life.
  • The nails are being repeatedly traumatised, either by ill fitting footwear or lifestyle, e.g. playing certain sports, occupations.
  • The nails are not being cared for regularly enough.
  • nails are too dry.
  • Reinfection due to not following post treatment advice.

HOW MUCH DOES LUNULA TREATMENT COST?

  • Initial Consultation FREE
  • Fungal Nail Infection Test £60
  • One finger/toenail x 4 treatment £50 per treatment total £200
  • One hand/foot x 4 treatment £70 per treatment total £280
  • Both hand/foot x 4 treatment £90 per treatment total £360
  • Pod Hygiene & Prevention Pack £80( see below for what is included)
  • Pod Advanced Hygiene & Prevention Pack £175 * optional

Pod provide this unique hygiene & prevention pack of products designed to create a hygienic environment at home, support treatment and prevent re-infection as follows:

Laundry Sanitiser 1000ml – clinically tested to treat areas that may carry the infection at home.

Shoe Freshener 500ml – use daily to kill infection carried in footwear.

Anti fungal Cream ( A) 30gm – to prevent and treat athletes foot (a source of nail infection)

Anti Fungal Cream (B) 20gm – to prevent and treat athletes foot (a source of nail infection).

Anti fungal Spray 30ml – to support treatment, as directed.

Protective 3-in-1 Foot Spray 100ml – a unique after treatment spray that creates an invisible “sock” to prevent re-infection after treatment.

Klenz Footwear sanitisation – to kill any existing infection-causing fungus in footwear and to also reduce the risk of re-infection.

  • 4 Weekly Check-Up. By Email photo - Free OR in-clinic - £25* this will be waived if a (chargeable) treatment is required
  • Follow-up Routine Nail Care ( inclusive of photo update, nail trim, nail filing, nail debridement with the podispray drill, aftercare advice.) from £40
  • Booster one finger/toenail Lunula Laser Treatment £50
  • Booster one hand/foot Lunula Laser Treatment £70
  • Booster both hands/feet Lunula Laser Treatment £90

We accept payments by instalments (pay at the end of each treatment) and we accept cash, debit or credit cards, BACS and Apple Pay.

HOW DOES CLERANIL PRO WORK?

Clearanail is an exciting new product for treating fungal nail infections (onychomcosis).

Clearanail is based upon Controlled Micro Penetration (CMP) that makes tiny holes in the nail plate. The holes allow topical treatments to finally be able to reach through the nail plate, directly to the nail bed in much higher concentration levels than otherwise possible.

WHAT IS CLEARANIL PRO USED FOR?

Clearanail is a treatment for fungal nails, the same infection as Athletes foot, that has become established under the toenail. Anti fungal solutions applied directly on to the nail, cannot penetrate the nail easily.

AM I ELIGIBLE FOR CLEARANIL PRO TREATMENT?

  • The Clearanail PRO procedure itself has no contra-indications for use, creating the holes is a completely safe and painless procedure, so completely safe for anyone. However, it is the active ingredient (Terbinafine, Clotrimazole, Miconazole) that must be used ongoing after the procedure that could have contra-indications, This will discussed at your initial consultation, however not recommended for the following conditions:
  • Active cancer anywhere in the body or past cancer of the foot.
  • Undergoing Chemotherapy.
  • Compromised Immune system.
  • Prescribed/taking photo-sensitising medication.
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Liver or kidney disease
  • Known allergy or hypersensitivity to the drug Terbinafine/Miconazole/Clotrimazole
  • Not suitable for children under 16 years of age

DOES THE TREATMENT HURT?

No. There will be some pressure felt on the nail, but no pain, bleeding or bruising. The drill is cleverly designed to sense a change in pressure and will automatically shut down before it reaches the nail bed.

WHAT WILL THE NAILS LOOK LIKE AFTER THEY HAVE BEEN TREATED WITH CLEARANIL PRO AND HOW QUICKLY WILL IT WORK.

During the treatment your podiatrist will make multiple tiny holes in the area affected by the fungal infection, these holes are only 0.4mm in size ( about the same width as four human hairs) and are created under a magnifying lamp, you will not notice they are there.

Results have been reported as early as two weeks after the Clearanail session. Most patients will see a difference within one month. Your podiatrist will take photos prior to treatment and at the end of the session and at each review appointment, which is usually at week 6 & 12.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED WITH CLEARANIL PRO

The Podiatrist will only need to make the holes once, but will want to see you another couple of times to ensure that the treatment is successful. The spray may be applied for up to three months.

WILL THE CLEARANAIL PRO BE A PERMANENT CURE FOR MY FUNGAL NAIL INFECTION?

Effectiveness of the treatment will, ultimately, remain dependent on good patient compliance with daily application of anti-fungal medication. Re-infection will always remain a risk that will require preventative care for the skin, footwear and hosiery.

NOT GETTING THE RESULTS YOU EXPECT?

Here are some common reasons why nails may be slow to respond:

  • General health is poor.
  • Stressful life.
  • The nails are being repeatedly traumatised, either by ill fitting footwear or lifestyle, e.g. playing certain sports, occupations.
  • The nails are not being cared for regularly enough.
  • Nails are too dry.
  • Reinfection due to not following post treatment advice.
  • Wearing nail polish which will block up the holes.

HOW MUCH DOES CLEARANAIL PRO TREATMENT COST?

Clearanail is the preferred treatment when only a single or both of the big toenails are infected,

  • Initial Consultation FREE
  • Fungal Nail Infection Test £60
  • Clearanail PRO Controlled Micro Penetration session to a single toenail costs £100
  • Clearanail PRO Controlled Micro Penetration session to both toenails costs £125
  • Pod Hygiene & Prevention Pack costs £80 (see below for what is included)

Pod provide this unique hygiene & prevention pack of products designed to create a hygienic environment at home, support treatment and prevent re-infection as follows:

Laundry Sanitiser 1000ml – clinically tested to treat areas that may carry the infection at home.

Shoe Freshener 500ml – use daily to kill infection carried in footwear.

Anti fungal Cream ( A) 30gm – to prevent and treat athletes foot (a source of nail infection)

Anti Fungal Cream (B) 20gm – to prevent and treat athletes foot (a source of nail infection).

Anti fungal Spray 30ml – to support treatment, as directed.

Protective 3-in-1 Foot Spray 100ml – a unique after treatment spray that creates an invisible “sock” to prevent re-infection after treatment.

Klenz Footwear sanitisation – to kill any existing infection-causing fungus in footwear and to also reduce the risk of re-infection.

*Clearanail PRO 6 week check-up: by Email photo - Free OR in-clinic - £25

*Clearanail PRO 12 week check-up: by Email photo - Free OR in-clinic - £25

*Very occasionally, further holes may need producing, a charge may apply, however the podiatrist will discuss this with you at your follow up appointment.

We accept payments by instalments (pay at the end of each appointment. We accept cash, debit or credit cards, BACS and Apple Pay, Google Pay

WHAT IS TOENAIL RECOSTRUCTION?

Toenail reconstruction is a technique used by qualified podiatrists to rebuild fungal, broken, damaged nails by the application of a flexible resin, which grows with the natural nail. Restores the toenail partially or completely, therefore providing an attractive cosmetic result.

WHO COULD BENEFIT FROM TOENAIL RECONSTRUCTION?

This treatment is appropriate to anyone, with any nail condition, including:

Fungal Infected Toenails - will instantaneously improve the look of the nail and will keep the infection at bay, we can also supply you with a special antifungal solution to apply onto the newly created nail, to treat the underlying infection.

Traumatised Toenails - will instantaneously improve the look of the nails that have been damaged by being stubbed/bruised while playing a sport, wearing tight shoes, thickened due to age or simply being trodden on.

Also suitable for patients suffering from the following conditions -

  • Thick & discoloured nails
  • Cracked nails & ridges
  • Psoriatic nails
  • Scaly nail surface
  • Replace nails partially lost during nail surgery

WHAT DOES TOENAIL RECONSTRUCTION INVOLVE?

The process of toenail reconstruction involves the application of numerous layers of a special gel to the nail bed or damaged nail, onto which UV light is focused in order to harden the gel. The gels come in a variety of neutral shades, the podiatrist will choose the shade that conceals any areas of damage or discolouration and best matches your natural nail colour and skin tone.

For best results there should be some natural nail or nail spurs left to work with, which allows the gel to adhere properly. Your natural nail will be prepared and then thin layers of the gel are applied, shaped and then cured.

The newly reconstructed nail can be treated like any other nail. It can be cut and filed and nail polish can be applied if required.

The gel used in toenail reconstruction is different to that used to create acrylic nails, it is an extremely elastic gel which adapts to the movement of the toe, the gel also contains Piroctone Olamine and colloidal micro silver.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF TOENAIL RECONSTRUCTION?

  • The newly created nail looks and feels like a natural nail
  • The new nail is flexible, so can move naturally as the toe moves
  • Improves confidence and boosts morale
  • The gel contains no harmful chemicals
  • The gel has anti fungal properties
  • The natural nail and nail bed remains undamaged
  • The new nail can be treated in exactly the same way as the natural nail

The reconstruction is suitable for diabetics

HOW LONG WILL THE NEWLY RECONSTRUCTED NAIL LAST AND WILL I NEED SUBSEQUENT APPOINTMENTS?

In theory, a reconstructed/overlay nail will grow out in about 10 months, however it is good practice to have it checked by your podiatrist every 6-8 weeks, as there may be a need to refill or replace, dependent on the condition of the nail and how the new nail is growing beneath.

HOW MUCH DOES TOENAIL RECONSTRUCTION COST?

  • Initial Consultation FREE
  • Nail preparation - from £40
  • Toenail reconstruction to the 1st toenail £25
  • Toenail reconstruction to both 1st toenails £50
  • Toenail reconstruction to each additional smaller toenail - £5

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