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February 2, 2013

Put an end to nail fungus!

The Foot Spot now has a safe, fast and effective way to manage toenail fungus or onychomycosis as it is known in the medical world. 1064nm laser treatment for the removal of nail fungus is the latest and one of the most effective ways to treat this unsightly condition.  Unlike other treatment options there are no known side effects.

Recent studies have shown that up to 85% of patients can achieve resolution of their nail fungus after two laser treatments spread out over two months – allowing for 12 months of normal nail growth.

Paul Bowles, Podiatrist at The Foot Spot – Podiatric Medical Centre has been involved in two studies using 1064nm laser over the past 12 months.  “The 1064nm laser is probably one of the best weapons we have in treating this condition.  We have been collecting data/photos since May 2012 and I have to say the results seem very impressive.  In my 15+ years as a Podiatrist its up there with oral terbinafine (Lamisil) which is considered the gold standard in pharmaceutical based management of this problem – without any of the side effects.”

Unlike other treatments for nail fungus you can wear nail polish between treatments while the nail is growing out.  However good nail care and hygiene is important.

“We all want our patients to have great outcomes treating this difficult problem – 1064nm laser appears to be just the thing we have been waiting for!”

The Foot Spot in their last 12 months of research have devised several important protocols which are currently being presented and will be written up for publication during 2013 and 2014.  These protocols will hopefully assist in defining the use of 1064nm laser in the medical setting.  Apparently its not just a matter of “laser it and its gone”, but its not far off if you apparently do it “correctly”.

The Foot Spot is still the cheapest place in Sydney offering 1064nm laser treatment, and by the sounds of it they are not only offering the service, they are writing the rules which define it.  Time to get that fungus fixed before the beach next summer!

Author: The Foot Spot




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