Laser Nail Fungal Treatment

Eradicate nail fungus and stubborn plantar warts with the Margaret Dabbs Laser Nail Fungal Treatment, an exclusively designed laser to treat foot conditions.

Through the use of cutting-edge technology, Margaret Dabbs nail fungal laser therapy is a fast, effective, therapeutic treatment, which does not require anaesthesia and that operates by thermal effect laser photo coagulation over the nail tissue.

The very first of its kind in the UK and exclusive to Margaret Dabbs London this is the only laser with specific medical podiatry research behind it. The laser has been specifically pioneered to target fungal nail conditions at the University of Barcelona by the Professor of Podiatry.

Margaret Dabbs laser therapy is a very effective treatment that goes one step further in eliminating Onychomycosis (nail fungus) and stubborn plantar warts.

Until recently, nail fungus was an embarrassing health problem with limited treatment options, disappointing results and uncomfortable side effects due to the consumption of oral fungicides.

Performed by a Margaret Dabbs Podiatrist, this laser works through the energy of light pulses; the first, state-of-the-art foot specific laser, penetrates through the nail, raising the temperature of micro-organisms and reaching deeper fungi, without damaging the surrounding tissue and without risk of recurrence or side effects. Laser therapy treatments are safe, comfortable and very fast and are suitable for men and women.

Laser therapy at Margaret Dabbs can treat all forms of fungus found on the foot, providing a quick, pain-free treatment option without side effects and with long-lasting results. The treatment itself is painless, without downtime and is suitable for diabetics.

Following laser therapy, you may resume normal activity without any discomfort or pain.

Four treatments are recommended to clear fungal nails, undertaken at 14 day intervals, and for verruca, a single treatment directed at stubborn plantar warts.

To book a Nail Laser Therapy* or for further information contact one of Margaret Dabbs Clinics.
*Prior to nail laser therapy commencing a consultation and pathology will need to be undertaken.

Prices start from £175.00 – £250.00 for laser therapy.

Consultation with Fungal Study: 30 mins | £80.00

Medical Pedicure & Fungal Study: 60 mins | £125.00
With Director / Principal Podiatrist | £170.00

What is nail fungus?

Onychomycosis, most commonly known as  nail fungus is a fungal infection of the toenails. This type of fungus is a systemic disease of the nails that can cause unsightly discolouration, thickness, crumbling and odour of the nail. It can affect one or more of the toes on either foot.

How do I know if I have a fungal nail?

At consultation your podiatrist will take your history and make a diagnosis with you, coupled with pathology testing.

What is the Margaret Dabbs Laser and how does it work?

The Margaret Dabbs laser is a fast, effective, therapeutic alternative treatment, which doesn’t require anaesthesia and that acts by the thermal effect photo coagulation over the nail tissue. Until recently the treatment options for Onychomycosis were very limited; topical applications which often didn’t work and long-term oral medication with undesired side-effects. The advances in medical technology provided by the Margaret Dabbs laser allows us to introduce a new and effective method, a state of the art laser to remove nail fungus and plantar warts.

How does the treatment work?

The laser beam is applied to affected toenails and the surrounding skin. The laser energy penetrates through the nail to the nail plate, to destroy the fungus through photo coagulation.

How long does the treatment take?

The average duration of a session is up to 30 minutes for treating both feet. Four sessions are required in total, at two weekly intervals.

Does it hurt?

The treatment is generally painless, but some people report a mild discomfort and a slight heat sensation. There is no downtime and normal activities can be resumed immediately after the treatment session.

How soon will I see results?

Nails treated with the laser will show a visible improvement as the nail grows. It will be mandatory for patients to follow the foot care routine recommended by your podiatrist to avoid fungal recurrence.

How do I know if the treatment has worked?

Trials have shown that 9 months after the treatment* 92% of diseased nails are growing healthily. (*This is the average time it takes for a toenail to grow.)

Do I need to do anything at home?

Your podiatrist may prescribe a topical cream to apply to the nail to avoid fungal recurrence.

Can I paint my nails while I’m in treatment?

All nail polish must be removed before a laser treatment, however, polishing between sessions is allowed. The nail polish must be free of iron or manganese.

Benefits of the Margaret Dabbs Laser Treatment

  • Treats all forms of fungus
  • Performed by a qualified foot specialist
  • Suitable for diabetics
  • Safe – no side effects
  • Effective
  • Painless
  • Speedy treatment
  • End to oral medication
  • Leaves toenails healthy and renewed
  • No downtime

Is it suitable for everyone?

  • Not recommended for pregnant women or children under eighteen
  • Suitable for diabetics
  • Not recommended for anyone undergoing treatment for cancer
  • Suitable for men and women
Laser Information Sheet