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The types of treatments
Learn about our procedures
Fungal nail infections are becoming increasingly common, affecting up to one in ten of the UK population. Fungal nail infections can be unsightly and embarrassing. The laser experts at the Permanent Beauty Maidenhead use the latest technological treatments, to tackle the cause of fungal infection, not just the symptoms.
Light is absorbed by the water in the skin underneath and around the nail creating heat. This heat helps to destroy the dermatophytes and eliminate the fungal infection.
Light is absorbed by the water in the skin underneath and around the nail creating heat. This heat helps to destroy the dermatophytes and eliminate the fungal infection. The laser applicator is placed on the nail and a short pulse of light is released. The entire nail bed and nail matrix is then treated in this way.
Treatments generally take in the region of 30 minutes.
Four treatments are conducted every 2 weeks depending on the area being treated, followed by 2 or more treatments at 4 week intervals for optimum results. These results become apparent as the nail grows out, and due to the slow rate of growth of toenails it may take several months for the full results to become apparent.
A degree of heating and some discomfort is felt during treatment. However, a skin cooling device can be used to make treatment as comfortable as possible.
The side-effects of laser treatments are generally mild and transient (unlike the side-effects of some of the medications used to treat fungal infections). The area may be red immediately after treatment and may be a little swollen and tender, but this usually subsides within a few hours. Unwanted reactions are rare but may include a small blister in the area around the nail, or temporary lightening or darkening of the skin. In rare cases, if the nail is very badly infected, the nail may fall off, but if this occurs, it will be replaced by a smoother, uninfected nail.
Our clients love showing off their new treatments, like they never existed. See just some of our before and after results below.