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Fungal Nail Infections

Fungal nail infection is an extremely common condition that affects nearly 1 in 10 people in the UK at some point in their life. It can happen at any age, but is more common after the age of 55. It is much more common in toenails, and can result in unsightly, toughened nails that can be hard to cut. If untreated the condition can become painful.

In the past, the treatment of fungal nail infections has been with long courses of antifungal lotions or tablets. These are associated with their own limitations and side-effects, but in the last 3 years, pioneering research in America has led to the development of a completely new treatment option for patients that have been suffering from this problem.

We at Feet for Life are proud to be the only clinic in London to offer patients treatment with the revolutionary Genesis Plus Laser System. This allows us to give you a one-off treatment, which is both quick effective in eliminating the fungus from under the nail and results in healthy new nail growth.

For additional information on the Genesis Plus Laser System, click on the following links:

Genesis Plus Laser System | Laser Nail Care

Wart Treatment

Warts are benign epithelial neoplasms of the skin and mucosa resulting from human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. They are a common dermatologic complaint, with an estimated incidence of 10% in children and young adults.

Even if disease progression is naturally self-limited, the course of the disease is unpredictable, and treatment may be necessary. Several treatment methods are available for treatment of warts; however, most methods have specific disadvantages and side effects. Invasive methods have the drawbacks of pain and long recovery periods. Topical management requires the application of drugs for long durations and treatment success is, therefore, highly dependent on patient compliance.

Laser treatment is based on the principle of photodermal or photomechanical destruction of the target tissue. Long-pulsed Nd:YAG lasers are a safe and effective treatment for warts, with response rates higher than those obtained with conventional therapies. Laser is more expensive per session than other treatments, however, as over 90% of verrucaes disappear within only 2 to 3 sessions overall it works out as more cost effective.