Laser | Laser Nail Therapy

FAQ

How soon will I notice an improvement?

Following the procedure we will make an appointment to review you in approximately 3 months. At this appointment we should be able to confirm a return of healthy nail growth. For a full and complete return of a healthy nail the entire nail plate needs to grow through completely which may take between 12-15 months.

Will I lose my nail?

No, the treatment will not cause a loss of the nail. In extreme cases the affected nail may be reduced significantly in the pre-treatment phase to allow for best treatment results, but the laser treatment itself will not result in a loss of the nail.

Is the treatment covered by Medicare or private health insurance?

No, the treatment is not covered. In some circumstances you may be able to claim the consultation portion of your treatment. If you are unsure please speak to one of our friendly staff.

Will the fungus come back?

Like any infection, there is the potential for the fungal infection to reoccur. The podiatrist will advise you on treatment tips and advice to minimise your risk of the condition reoccurring.

Do I have to do anything to take care of the nails following the treatment?

Following the treatment you will be able to wear socks and shoes immediately. Depending on your presentation the podiatrist may advise certain shoes or footwear to maximise the treatment efficiency.

Do I have to paint anything on my nails following the treatment?

No. There are no postoperative paints that need to be used following laser treatment.

Will I be able to wear shoes and walk following the treatment?

Yes, you will be able to wear socks and shoes directly after the procedure.

Who performs the procedure?

The procedure is performed by a podiatrist with laser therapy accreditation.

Will it work for all discoloured nails or only nails that have fungal infections?

The treatment only works on discoloured nails that are a direct result of fungal infection. This is why it is necessary to have an initial consultation prior to the treatment. Your condition will be assessed appropriately and your suitability for laser therapy discussed.

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