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Summer Ready Feet -Toenail Fungus


You’ve tried just about every over-the-counter product available, but none of them seem to cure your toenail fungus? Rejuve-Skin takes a look at what actually works, and how you can have summer-ready feet in no time at all.


Until recently, the most common treatments to treat toenail fungus were topical medications from the pharmacy or medication prescribed by your doctor. Many people have reported adverse and serious side effects of using this type of medication including liver problems.


When home treatments don’t work, it can be frustrating and embarrassing. For some, it’s an endless and annoying journey to cure their unsightly problem - but the great news is - it doesn’t have to be this way!


Laser fungus removal is a relatively new and safe treatment option to destroy and help prevent future fungus infections. If you think you have a toenail fungus issue it’s as easy as booking a consultation at Rejuve-Skin. After an evaluation, we can provide the best treatment recommendations personalised for your exact problem. We may also suggest seeing a doctor for a nail test to confirm a fungal infection.


What is toenail fungus?

Toenail fungus is an infection of the nail and the nail bed. It should be noted that this is different from athlete’s foot, in which the fungus infects the skin of the feet. Interestingly the same dermatophyte causes both infections. About half of the fungal infections occur as a result of nail disorders. Therefore, the infection is much more common in sick or damaged toenails. Damage can be caused by something as simple as:

  • A pedicure and having an instrument pushed into the side of the underneath of a nail

  • Dropping something on your toe

  • Damage to the nail bed

  • Losing a toenail

Without treatment, this infection can spread to other toenails.


Is laser nail fungus treatment effective?

While most nail fungus remedies take multiple applications daily over months to rid the nail of infection, laser treatment can take as little as 4-6 treatments. Plus; it has a much higher rate of success in treating this unsightly condition. Early treatment may prevent complications such as toenail loss. This is super important for those individuals who have an underlying immune disorder or diabetes who are more at risk of serious health issues caused by untreated toenail fungus.


How does laser treatment work?

The laser used for fungus removal attacks the organisms under the nail without damaging the surrounding healthy skin and tissue. Unlike topical therapies, the light can penetrate through the toenail to reach the fungus. The treatment is almost always painless, though you may feel warmth or tingling on the nail bed during the treatment.


How long does the treatment take?

The vast majority of our clients require 4-6 treatments. It usually takes about 15 minutes. If debridement is necessary up to 1 hour. This will be discussed at your consultation.

Before the procedure, your nails may be filed to prepare the area for the laser. You should remove nail polish or decals from your nails before your appointment.

After laser treatment, you can expect clear healthy nail growth within 3 months (depending on the extent of the infection). Damaged nails cannot be fixed and must grow out. Laser treatment can prevent the fungus from spreading and reduce the pain or discomfort associated with infection. Some fungal infections may return and require additional treatment.

A strict home care regime for foot hygiene must be observed and adherence to the aftercare advice provided. All recommendations help work towards the eradication of this problem.


For more information or to book a consultation send us a message. Happy summer feet!


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