Lunula Laser® is the revolutionary low-level laser therapy bringing new hope to people suffering from the painful, discolored and disfigured toenails associated with onychomycosis, or nail fungus. Unlike other treatments, Lunula Laser® promises no pain, no risk and no downtime and is the easy, convenient way to experience healthy, clear nails again.
The Lunula Laser® laser kills fungus that lives in and under the toenail. The laser light passes through the nail without causing damage to it or the surrounding skin. Safe and effective, the Lunula Laser® poses none of the risk and harmful side effects of oral anti-fungal medications. Plus, this convenient in-office procedure typically takes only minutes to perform, with absolutely no recovery time required. In fact, only four 12-minute sessions per foot are needed to treat the affected area.
Stop suffering the pain and embarrassment of unsightly nail fungus, and enjoy clear, beautiful nails today.
Common questions about the Lunula laser
Q: What are the advantages of the Erchonia Lunula laser?
A: This device is a dual diode, Class 2 laser that combines the anti-fungal effects of the 405nm wavelength with the regenerative outcomes of a 635nm wavelength. The Lunula’s specially designed delivery mechanism maximizes both photon concentration and treatment surface area.
Q: Are there likely to be any side-effects?
A: No complications have been reported.
Q:The Lunula is a cold laser. How does this compare with a heat-based laser?
A: The heat based and spot delivery systems cannot treat the germinal/matrix layer whereas the Lunula laser treats the entire nail complex: nail plate, nail bed and germinal/matrix complex. The Lunula leaves no area untreated, not so with the other lasers.
Q: How many treatments are recommended?
A: Multiple tests by Lunula suggest that four treatments over four weeks provide the best results to longer lasting clearance of nail fungal infection. The low- level laser increases the vascular supply to the toe but the effects last for a short period of time. With repeated treatments such as once a week for four weeks the results remain for the long-term and an increase in vascularity promotes more rapid nail growth and growth of healthier nail tissue.
Q: What is the likelihood of re-infection after treatment?
A: People who have had nail fungus are always susceptible to re-infection. It is important to guard against reinfection by reducing the cause. If a spouse or partner has nail fungus, both should be treated. Diet can also play a role in creating the nail fungus in the first place. The podiatrist will discuss the likely causes with you so you can minimise the risk of re-infection. Many case show improvement after the 1st four weeks, but after a few months some nails may show signs of re-infection. In these cases, it would be advised to seek help to deal with the root source of the reason why the susceptibility remains.
There are many different reasons why a nail can become infected.
1) Nail Trauma….ie: repeated minor trauma from tight footwear, or nail damage from mechanical trauma during sport. excess pronation, high heel shoes, dropping arches, tight calves.
2) Involuted Nails…ie: Curved nails can allow the space for fungal organisms to invade.
3) Nail Polish ie: excessive use of nail polish can introduce the fungus, as well as Pedicures cross infecting, poor sterilization of instruments.
4) Dietary ie: high carbohydrate diets, sugar, wheat. Gastrointestinal fauna and flora imbalances.
5) Anti-biotic overuse
6) Anti-inflammatory overuse
7) Diabetes and circulatory disorders.
8) Smoking and other nasty lifestyle choices can harm the immune system.
9) Prolonged stress.
We will attempt to find and address the reasons behind the propensity to get fungal infection.