Fungal Nails and Laser Treatment


Fungal nail disease (onychomycosis) is a common condition which causes the nails to look thick and discoloured for up to 14% of the adult population. The Foot & Ankle Clinic is proud to offer laser nail therapy; a safe, pain free treatment for fungal nails. With a higher success rate than conventional treatments, lasernail therapy is an effective solution that addresses the problem underneath your nails, allowing the nail to return to health. In fact, many patients experience significant improvement in just 2 months after initial treatment.

During the laser treatment, a laser beam will be slowly directed across the nail bed. The laser beam will generate heat beneath the nail and within the underlying fungal colony. You will feel a warm sensation during the procedure which lasts 1-2 minutes per toenail.

This non invasive procedure does not require any local anaesthesia and there is no ‘recover period’, so you can wear socks and shoes immediately after the treatment.

With no side effects and no visible harm to the treated nail or skin, laser nail therapy is truly an innovation in the way toenail fungus is treated.

Studies have shown that laser nail treatment is effective in 70-80% of cases.

At The Foot & Ankle Clinic we treat all your toe nails, even those that don't seem infected, as we don't want to risk the fact that even the slightest infection undetectable by the naked eye can lead to reinfection.

The Foot & Ankle Clinic can even provide treatment for fungal infection of your fingernails should you suffer this condition.

What are you waiting for? Put your feet in our hands, see us today in Boronia, Chadstone, Collins Street (Melbourne CBD), East Bentleigh, Moe, Morwell, Sale, Traralgon, Warragul or Yarram for this advanced treatment at The Foot & Ankle Clinic.

Ron Barassi and Podiatrist Dr Aaron Bryce discuss Rotten Toenails: