EXCITING NEWS FOR BRISTOL AND THE SOUTH WEST
The SALLY VARNEY CLINIC here in Redland, Bristol offers a safe and effective treatment in the fight against fungal nail infections.
Fungal infections of toe nails (onychomycosis) can be unsightly and may cause discomfort due to thickening and discolouration. It can even have a distinct smell and cause embarrassment and self-consciousness for sufferers. The nails may be painful to pressure and a constant source of reinfection of the skin of the foot.
TREATEMENT OF FUNGAL NAILS
Traditionally fungal nail infections have been treated with paint on solutions which can be ineffective and slow or oral medication with the associated unwanted side effects. There is a certain frustration for medical professionals with the lack of successful, safe treatments available. That is until the introduction of LUNULA LASER which was medically approved for use in the UK last July.
Lunula Laser is the revolutionary low-level laser therapy bringing new hope to people suffering onychomycosis. Safe and effective Lunula Laser poses none of the risks and harmful side effects of oral anti-fungal medications and is painless, unlike other laser treatments.
Lunula is a low level laser informally described as a ‘cold laser’ since it does not rely on heat. The two wavelengths employed work differently. One kills the fungus by reacting with its cell wall and the other stimulates the immune reaction to localised fungus in the nail. The laser is able to target these fungal cells directly and have no detrimental effect on healthy skin or nail and requires no anaesthetic. This cold laser treatment is nonsurgical and there is no recovery period or effect on activity following treatment.
Once significant clearance of the nail is seen at the base of the nail, the previously damaged and infected nail will then grow out. It often takes at least 18 months for total nail regrowth. We are able to treat all cases from minor involvement to severe cases with no restriction on age or medical status.
BEFORE AND AFTER
An initial consultation is offered. This involves a thorough explanation of the process involved together with full debridement of affected nails and photographic documentation carried out by our experienced team here at the Sally Varney Clinic. The initial consultation with treatment and photographic documentation is priced at £45.00, with 6 treatments of Lunula Laser at the price of £500.00. Post treatment products are provided to take care of the risk of reinfection of the skin and from footwear are included in these costs.
If you would like to book an appointment to discuss or find out more call us on 0117 9071113 and ask for Sally or Emily.