Clear Step Podiatry

Fungal toenail treatment in New Zealand

Nail fungus or onychomycosis (OM) is an increasingly common nail infection, predominately caused by dermatophyte fungi. Fungal infections are contagious and can be trasmitted via direct skin-to-skin contact and through the shedding of diseased dead skin or nail cells. 

You are more likely to develop a fungal nail infection if you are elderly, if there is presence of nail trauma, psoriassis or diabetes, by wearing occlusive footwear, regularly participating in sporting activities like running or swimming, or have a history of fungal infection elsewhere on the body. 

When nail fungus invades the area under the nail plate, the nail can become severely deformed, thick, discoloured (yellow, white or brown) and brittle. The adjacent soft tissue may also become inflamed.

Cold laser treatment

For many, cold laser has been a game changer. If you’re looking for a noninvasive treatment for toenail fungus that won’t interfere with medicines you might be taking, cause pain or lead to microbial resistance, cold laser is the treatment for you.

Our cold Laser uses two low-level therapeutic wave-lengths – 405 nanometers (violet) and 635 nanometers red) – to eradicate nail fungus. The violet wavelength has antimicrobial, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that attack the fungal infection, while the red wavelength ramps up the body’s own immune response through improved circulation. The laser beams rotate maximising the photo concentration and treatment surface area. Cold Laser can make a significant difference physically and emotionally.

Cold laser has an 84% success rate for treating recalcitrant nail infections because it breaks down the cells walls of the fungus and stimulates blood flow, thus allowing your own immune system to overcome it.

Client before and after photos

Call to book an appointment 64 9801 2211