Treating nails with tech: Footprints Podiatry

“We’re totally amazed at the level of improvement we’re getting for fungal nail infection from our Lunula Laser. We had certainly read about its efficacy from overseas scientific studies, but to see the results with our own eyes is something quite different.”



Howard Nicholas, Senior Podiatrist at Footprints Podiatry says he is “over the moon” with the way the technology he introduced to Christchurch earlier in the year is performing. “The Lunula Laser is the newest standard in treating fungal nail infections. It had been used extensively worldwide with impressive results and that convinced me to invest in the technology. The great aspect for patients is that it uses two cold laser beams, which means no heat or pain. Once patients have their foot inside, they actually have no sensation that anything is happening at all.”

The process of treatment starts with four sessions about a week to 10 days apart. Each foot is exposed to the laser beams for 12 minutes. There may be further sessions depending on the severity of the fungal infection. “The benefits we are achieving with the Lunula Laser include better nail growth and appearance, as well as an improvement in the tone and condition of the skin around the nail.”

Howard says that many of his patients just can’t believe how quickly their unsightly nails are repaired, especially if they have tried other treatments in the past without success. “Now in the winter is the perfect time to have this treatment in readiness for summer and open-toed shoes. Come and see us at Barrington, Ilam or Shirley.”




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