Hi Everyone! Aisling here again continuing with everything fungal nail infection. Today I thought it would be really beneficial to look at the frequently asked questions which I sourced from certified, laser and skin clinic chain Havana Skin Clinic Also, just to note that Havana Skin Clinic has a team of qualified laser and skin specialist who welcome any queries you might have so don’t be afraid to reach them on (01) 424 2010.
Fungal Nail Infection – Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cost of the laser fungal nail treatment?
At Havana Skin Clinic – laser fungal nail treatment for all ten toes is €300 (now only €100)
What is the NDYag Laser?
The NDYag Laser, now available at Havana Skin Clinic, is one of the newest laser fungal nail treatment available to safely and effectively treat toenail fungus. By targeting the fungus directly, NDYag laser gets to the source of the problem immediately.
How does the NDYag laser work?
Tiny pulses of light from the NDYag Laser pass through the toenail to the fungus underneath. The fungus is irradiated without any damage to the surrounding toenail or skin.
How long do treatments take? Does it hurt?
Treatment time is usually approximately 20 to 40 minutes. There is little to no discomfort. Clients generally just feel a warm sensation on their toes.
How many treatments will I need?
Most clients will see results after just 1 treatment, follow up appointments are advised, as the risk of re-contamination is so high. The amount of follow ups needed depends on the severity of the infection. Your therapist can advise you on your consultation.
Are there any restrictions on my activity post procedure?
No, you can resume your normal activities immediately.
When will I see results?
You won’t notice anything immediately following treatment. Though the fungus is likely dead, the toenail needs to grow out in order for you to see the healthy nail underneath. While the entire process may take up to 12 months, most clients will see healthy nail growing in approximately 3 – 4 months.
What about fungus under the fingernail? Is that treatable?
Absolutely! While fingernail fungus is not as common as toenail fungus, the actual fungus is the same, as is the treatment.
How do I get my laser fungal nail treatment started?
You can call Havana Skin Clinic on 01 424 2010 or click the request an appointment button, or just book online.
What I found most alarming was the thought of this infection spreading onto the finger tips! The thought of having the unsightly, yellow, brittle, crumbing infectious nails on my toes was bad enough but I can’t imagine how frightful it must be to have on your hands! Health Line wrote an interesting article on the development of funagl nail which might interest you if you fear you may have got the infection somehow. You can also find my last blog taking everything causes for fungal nail infection here: Fungal Nail Infection – Causes