Case Study: Fungal Toenail Infection Finally Gone Using Laser Treatment
- Studies have shown that topical ointments and cream have very low success rate of between 5.5% and 8.5%.
- Oral antifungal medications have shown to be effective in between 14% and 55% of cases.
- Cold laser has been shown to be effective in between 83% and 97% of cases after four treatments.
WE EXAMINED BREE’S TOENAILS
Sure enough, there was a mild fungal infection of both big toenails. There was also mild debris beneath the nail and a typical fungal discolouration of the nail plates. All of the other nails were healthy and were not affected - yet. Bree was generally in good health and had no other skin conditions.
Fungal nail infections develop when fungal spores come into contact with vulnerable toenails. Usually,this vulnerability is due to injury, disease or other health problems that allow the nail infection to take hold and begin to eat away at the keratin,of which the nail is composed.
After chatting with Bree about her treatment options, she loved the sound of the Lunula laser both for its effectiveness and because she would not have to do anything herself at home.
Since the infection was mild, only four treatment sessions were needed. We spaced her treatments out one fortnight apart, and ran the Lunula laser for twelve minutes on each big toe, as per the laser protocols. Bree experienced no side effects or pain.
While Bree’s treatments were being carried out, the inside of her footwear was also treated for fungus and fungal spores using UV light. This helps kill the fungal spores that are still living inside Bree’s shoes to reduce the risk of reinfection.
Bree’s 6-month review showed 100% resolution and healthy, clear nails!
She was very pleased with the result - and so were we.