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Are you suffering from unsightly nail fungus? Onychomycosis or toenail fungus which affects about 6-14% of the adult population is a common disease. It’s a disease caused by fungal organisms that gain entry underneath one or more nails (sometimes confused with athletes foot which is different). The fungi can invade the skin through cuts or through a small separation in the toe nail between the nail and nail bed which cause the nail infection. Once it penetrates the infected nails, it can then grow and spread in the warm, moist environment inside socks and shoes. Here we will discuss what's nail fungus, the symptoms of nail infection and the nail treatment options for this disease.

Symptoms of Nail Fungus

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Onychomycosis can be easily detected as people with the disease have nails that change in appearance.  They grow thi The disease can be painful as well. A person's nails with onychomycosis turn yellow, nails grows thick, rough, or may cause the nails to crumble. Streaks on the side of the nail may also appear, and in some cases, they completely lose the nail (nail removal). The toenail with fungi may also change its color to brown, yellow or white.

Causes of Nail Fungus

Dermatophytes, Candida (yeast) and non-dermatophyte moulds are the fungal organisms that cause onychomycosis (fungal nail infection). Patients typically get the disease in warm, damp and moist places like the gym shower and swimming pools. Borrowing shoes or socks from a person with nail fungus may also cause the disease.

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Additional factors that may lead to the development of onychomycosis:

  • Trauma such as wounds or cuts in the nails that permits the fungus to enter the nail or nail bed
  • Irregular or abnormal PH level of the skin
  • Failing to completely dry off the feet after shower or exercise
  • Using closed footwear that does not let the feet to “breathe”
  • Older people and people with diabetes are more susceptible to nail fungus due to their compromised immune system.

Treatment for Nail Fungus

How to treat Fungal Nail

Fingernail and toenail fungal infections can be difficult to treat. Conventional methods for treatment include creams or oral medications, which are either ineffective or can cause side effects. Creams used for nail fungus, such as Lotrimin rarely treat the disease because of the location of the fungus. On the other hand, oral medications like Lamisil takes at least 4 months to eliminate the fungus. This span of taking oral medications may lead to various side effects such as skin rashes or liver damage.

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Fortunately, there are now cutting-edge technologies to eliminate nail fungus. These methods are equipped with advanced techniques for a faster, safer, and painless treatment. At Havana Skin Clinic, we use a top-notch laser technology to heal toenail and nail fungal infections within just a few sessions. This treatment eliminates fungus for good, and encourages healthy growth of as well.

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What is Toenail Fungus? How do you get it?

Toenail Fungus also known as Onychomycosis, is the most common disease of the nail. An infection occurs when fungi take hold underneath one or more of your nails. They invade your skin through small invisible cuts or through a small separation between your nail and nail bed. These small organisms thrive in warm, moist environments such as showers, swimming pools, and the inside of a hot, damp shoe.

A nail fungal infection may begin as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your fingernail or toenail. As the nail fungus spreads deeper into your nail, it may cause your nail to become discoloured, thicken and develop crumbling edges — an unsightly and sometimes painful problem.

What are the symptoms of toenail fungus?

You may suffer from nail fungal infection if you notice one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Discoloured nails
  • Yellow streaks under the nail
  • Distorted or thickened nails
  • Brittle, crumbly or ragged nails
  • Nails that are separated from the underlying skin
  • Build-up of debris (such as nail fragments or skin) under the nail
  • White spots or streaks on the nail surface
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Laser Fungal Nail Treatment Options.

In the past treatment options consisted of topical anti-fungal cream/lotion or oral medications.
Topical creams are the cheapest and easiest form of treatment. However, because of the location of the fungus underneath the nail, these creams (such as Lotrimin) may not always achieve desired results in treating toenail fungus.

Oral medications such as Lamisil are another option, but they can take four months or longer to eliminate the infection. They may also cause side effects ranging from skin rashes to liver damage.

Recently, laser fungal nail treatment technology has been found to be a safe and effective way to treat toenail fungus without the side effects associated with oral medication.

Frequently asked questions

What is the cost of the laser fungal nail treatment?

At Havana Skin Clinic -  laser fungal nail treatment for all ten toes is €300 (now only €100)

What is the NDYag Laser?

The NDYag Laser, now available at Havana Skin Clinic, is one of the newest laser fungal nail treatment available to safely and effectively treat toenail fungus. By targeting the fungus directly, NDYag laser gets to the source of the problem immediately.

How does the NDYag laser work?

Tiny pulses of light from the NDYag Laser pass through the toenail to the fungus underneath. The fungus is irradiated without any damage to the surrounding toenail or skin.

How long do treatments take? Does it hurt?

Treatment time is usually approximately 20 to 40 minutes. There is little to no discomfort. Clients generally just feel a warm sensation on their toes.

How many treatments will I need?

Most clients will see results after just 1 treatment, follow up appointments are advised, as the risk of re-contamination is so high. The amount of follow ups needed depends on the severity of the infection. Your therapist can advise you on your consultation.

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Are there any restrictions on my activity post procedure?

No, you can resume your normal activities immediately.

When will I see results?

You won't notice anything immediately following treatment. Though the fungus is likely dead, the toenail needs to grow out in order for you to see the healthy nail underneath. While the entire process may take up to 12 months, most clients will see healthy nail growing in approximately 3 - 4 months.

What about fungus under the fingernail? Is that treatable?

Absolutely! While fingernail fungus is not as common as toenail fungus, the actual fungus is the same, as is the treatment.

How do I get my laser fungal nail treatment started?

You can call the team on 01 4243010 or click the request an appointment button, or just book online.

What other treatments does Havana Skin Clinic offer?

We offer a full range of laser treatments, the best place to see them all is in our TREATMENTS MENU.  For example we offer laser hair removal, laser skin resurfacing, skin rejuvenation,  laser veins removal (thread veins), facial peels, skin peels and others.
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Laser Fungal Nail Treatment Experience

Anyone can be infected by nail fungi. However, most of time adults get the disease as the nails become weaker and more brittle with time. There are various causes of onychomycosis or nail fungus infection. It’s important to know its causes to avoid getting infected. Here, Breda Murphy shares her laser fungal nail treatment experience, and the methods she has tried to treat her sickness.

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How did it start?

Breda Murphy has been suffering from nail fungus infection for about two years. Two summers ago, her fingers were pricked by a flower while gardening. Ever since that day she noticed some changes on her fingernails.

The fungal nail infection began in one fingernail. Her nail turned yellow, brittle, thick and weak. When she went to the doctors clinic, Brenda knew that she got infected with fungi. Her doctor prescribed her topical medications to get rid of the infection. However, it didn’t treat the disease, which had further spread to her other fingernails. Up to this day, Brenda is still suffering from nail fungi, and she’s still looking for ways to finally get rid of it.

What treatments has she tried?

Topical treatments didn’t do well for Brenda. Because the nail is thick, and hard to penetrate, it’s common for topical antifungal medications to be ineffective. One day, when she went to a chemist where one pharmacist told her that the fungi could be living inside her. The pharmacist recommended her to drink oral antifungal drugs a lot of people are told to take these oral drugs. So, she mentioned it to her doctor.

Her doctor looked it up, and prescribed her an antifungal oral medication. However, just like the topical drugs she was using, it didn’t do well for her situation. For months, she took oral drugs for her disease, and it affected her health and well-being. Antifungal oral drugs can cause unwanted side effects to the body, and so did what Brenda was taking.

After a few months in oral antifungal meds, Brenda noticed that she was losing her taste buds. It also affected her mental health. There had been times that she was feeling down and unwell. Apparently, she knew that the antifungal drugs she was taking can cause depression. Thus, her doctor stopped her oral meds, and decided to bring her back to topical drugs.

How did it affect her health?

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Brenda’s nail fungus didn’t only affect her self-esteem, it also affected her health. Because the antifungal oral drugs effected her mental health, there were times when she felt grumpy and depressed.

Brenda felt so desperate to get rid of the fungi that she even considered more advanced treatments and even to go to the hospital and get her nails removed. According to Brenda, her nail fungi are extremely annoying, and uncomfortable. When the weather gets too cold or too hot, her infected nails become painful. Her nails also tend to break easily and the nails grows thick. So, she covers it with lacquer to conceal its unsightly appearance.

How does she find the laser fungal nail treatment?

One of her children knew about the laser fungal nail treatment for nail fungus, as she had been to a laser clinic for a different treatment. Though Brenda experiences a bit of discomfort when she undergoes her laser treatment, she said it’s worth it, as most visits are almost painless treatments. So far she feels satisfied with her laser fungal nail treatment. Unlike the other methods that she had tried to get rid of the infection, the laser has no side effects and is more effective.

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Laser Fungal Nail Treatment

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