Fungal nail infections (Onychomycosis) affect up to 30% of the population. Traditional treatment methods are often ineffective as the active ingredients cannot penetrate through the nail plate to the nail bed where the fungal infection exists. Absolute Footcare can reach fungal nail infections safely and effectively with many treatment options. All options will take between 6-12 months to clear up, depending on how much of the nail is infected. This is due to the growth rate of a toenail being up to 12 months. Topical treatments do not permeate the nail plate into the infected nail bed and therefore, often have limited success rates. Because fungal nail infections are often misdiagnosed a consultation is essential, during which, we can diagnose and provide you with treatment options listed below.
Fungal Nail Test
At Absolute Footcare you are able to request a fungal nail test and receive results within minutes.
Nail reduction and topical treatments
Water spray drills painlessly reduce the thickness of a fungal nail, which allows better penetration of the topical anti-fungal spray. When applying topical anti-fungal spray twice daily for 6-12 months, nail reduction increases the effectiveness of topical treatments.
Temporary Nail Removal
Removing the nail allows more effective access to the root and bed of the nail, enabling topical treatment to work much more effectively. A local anaesthetic will be administered, which will prevent any discomfort during the procedure. The infected nail will be removed at the base of the nail bed. The nail will take approximately 12 months to regrow, and during this time, you will be required to apply a topical anti-fungal spray twice daily for 6-12 months.
A new and innovative procedure – Clearanail’s® treatment is based upon Controlled Micro Penetration (CMP) technology. The device is computer-controlled and completely safe, painless, and quick. The small holes allow the topical solution to reach the infection enabling subsequent applications of the topical treatment solution. This in turn leads to effective treatment in clearing the fungal infection.