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Before undertaking the Clearanail treatment, you will need to attend an appointment with Rejuve Skin in order to assess your nails.

The initial appointment will be for approximately 30 minutes. I may also reduce the thickness of the nails where necessary.

If you are suffering with Athlete's foot infection at the time, or do suffer with the condition, then you will be given advice on how to successfully treat this. I may recommend you defer your Clearanail treatment until this is under control.

To prevent further infections, we recommend that you purchase a shoe sterilising product such as SteriShoe, available through Rehacare, a New Zealand online retailer www.rehacare.co.nz

Alternately Rejuve Skin can treat footwear for you.

We also advise Clients to increase their washing machine temperatures. It is strongly recommended that in order to kill off the fungal spores you wash your socks on the higher temperature settings and use a product such as Napisan in the wash. Your socks should also be 100% cotton. Another option would be to pre-soak them separately in a bucket before washing.

Patients are also advised not to use any lacquers or paints whilst they are undergoing the course of treatment. This will fill in the pre-drilled micro-holes stopping the medication from getting into the nail bed. This will also cause staining of the nails, which will have to grow out.

Patients should wash their feet daily and always make sure the feet are bone dry with no creams and moisturisers. If you have a hairdryer use this to dry your feet before applying fungal medications.

If at any time you have questions or need further information, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. In order to obtain optimum results, the treatment course must be completed in full.

Fungal Nail is often a result of nail damage and fungal infection. The Clearanail treatment is very effective at treating fungal infections but nothing can reverse permanent nail damage. Feet should be periodically treated with fungal preparations to eradicate or lessen chances of reinfection.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Clearanail?​

Clearanail is a treatment for Fungal Nails

What is Fungal Nail?

Fungal nail (known as Onychomycosis) is the same fungal infection like Athlete’s Foot, which has become established underneath the toenail.

Why is Fungal Nail difficult to treat?

Antifungal solutions applied to the nail, cannot penetrate the nail plate easily to reach the infection underneath.

What is special about the Clearanail Treatment?

The Clearanail treatment produces micro holes through the nail, to allow the antifungal medication to reach the infection in high levels of concentration.

How big are the holes?

Very small, they are 0.4 mm in diameter.

Does it hurt?

No, you usually won’t feel anything, because the device is computer-controlled to ensure that it retracts as soon as it breaks through the nail bed i.e. it does not damage the nail bed.

How many treatments are required?

Your provider will usually only need to make the holes once (or twice in more severe cases) but will want to see you another one or two times to ensure that the treatment is successful.

How long does the treatment take?

It takes approximately 30 minutes to make all the holes, but please allow up to an hour for the full appointment.

What else is involved in the treatment?

The skin and shoes and socks may also be infected so you may be given directions on how to treat these.

How is the antifungal solution applied?

This depends upon what treatment your Provider recommends. Rejuvenail is often recommended to be applied to the nail twice daily.

How quickly will it work?

A visible improvement will usually be seen in the nail in just 2-8 weeks.

Cost?

$400. for initial drilling (Controlled Micro Penetration) plus medication costs from the pharmacy of $100-$120.

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