What are the causes of Onychomycosis?
The most common cause of onychomycosis is a dermatophyte fungus that invades the dead tissue of skin or nails. Other causes include contact with certain moulds or species of yeasts.
What are the treatment options?
Current treatment options include oral and topical drugs and laser treatment. Oral medication is used for unto 3 months, whereas topical treatment may need to be applied for 6-12 months.
Laser treatment involves the use of non-invasive laser treatment to the nail and skin. It is quick, safe and effective.
What can I expect?
A single treatment lasts 45 minutes for all ten toes. You will feel a heating sensation during the treatment, which resolves after the treatment is over and you can resume your normal daily routine. Expect to see some nail discolouration after the treatment.
You will require 3-4 treatments and it may take up to 1 year to see results (clear nail), so patience is key.