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Nail Fungus

Botany Skin Clinic offers a variety of specialised laser for the treatment of nail fungus. We use the Q SWITCH ND:YAG laser- the most versatile and effective platform system on the market.

You may be reading this because you have found that antifungal nail paints do not work for you or because you have read about the extensive side effects of oral antifungal drugs. ND: YAG laser treatment offers a reliable and effective treatment without the risk of uncomfortable side effects.

Who can be affected?

Onychomycosis (nail fungus) can affect finger or toe nails. It becomes more common with age and certain other groups have a higher risk of developing the condition. Athletes, runners and active gym attenders who sweat more or use communal showers tend to develop it. It is also more common in patients who suffer with diabetes, athlete’s foot or who have circulation problems.

What are the symptoms of Nail Fungus?

  • Yellow streaks in the nail bed and on the underside of the nail

  • A build up of debris under the nail

  • A discoloured, thickened nail that may separate from the skin under the nail

  • A powdery nail surface, as the infection gets worse

  • A brittle and broken nail

Who can be treated?

All skin and nail types can be treated.

How does the treatment work?

A series of flashes of infrared light is aimed across the whole nail, including the nail folds. This heats up and destroys the fungus that is present. To ensure complete coverage, the whole series of pulses is repeated four times and the individual flashes overlap each other

How long does the treatment take?

As fungus can spread from one nail to another, normally all ten nails are treated. For this reason the whole ten nails normally takes 15 minutes to complete

How many sessions do I need?

Typically a course of 3-4 treatment sessions is necessary. We recommend a series of 4 sessions every 2-4 weeks followed by a follow up session 2 months after the last treatment

Do I need to take special precautions before and after treatment?

  • Like any other treatment of nail fungus, Nd Yag laser Onychomycosis treatment is a treatment, not a cure. It treats the existing problem, but does not provide immunity against infection in the future

  • Please make sure you remove any nail polish or gels before your session

Does it hurt?

Not at all, it’s the same sensation as “gentle warmth”


Pop in for a free consultation with the nurse. Consultation with the Doctor is $150 and must be booked in advance. We are located in the heart of Botany Town Center Next to TSB bank.

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