A simple effective treatment for fungal nails. This relatively new treatment is changing the way Podiatrists deal with fungal nail infections. The Lacuna Method treatment for fungal nails works by painlessly drilling many tiny micro holes (fenestration) into the infected nail plate through to the skin under the nail (the nail bed). Following the first part of the treatment where the nails are micro drilled, the nails are then treated with Terbinafine spray which pass through the holes directly to the source of infection; the infected nail bed.
For better results, it is recommended that a patient completes 4 sessions, over a period of 6 months, during their treatment plan. Thereafter, a follow-up session is booked to review the progress and assess if any further treatment may be required.
With daily application at home of the anti-fungal agent, the infection in the nail bed is cleared and the damaged nail grows out. It should be noted that, without delivery of a fungicidal agent to the source of the infection, clearance of the infection is highly unlikely.
The holes will be temporary, and the nail will grow out over approximately 6-months.
During these uncertain times we continue to monitor advice issued by Public Health England, and guidelines provided by The College of Podiatry. In the meantime, we are open for to all patients, by appointment only.
We will continue to maintain health & safety to the highest level, and are unable to offer walk-in services. Patients can find out more about the changes we have implemented on our website under ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) Clinic Policy & Procedure’.
If you need to see a Podiatrist, please contact us and we will carry out a quick health check over the phone. We will provide up-to-date information on our website, by email and via our social media channels should the guidelines change again.
Appointments will only be offered to patients who we feel are no risk to others!
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