For years fungal nails have been a challenge for podiatrists when it comes to treating their patients. This very common condition causes nails to become unsightly, thick and uncomfortable. Traditional over-the-counter treatments are largely ineffective because the active ingredients usually cannot penetrate the nail enough to get to the whole of the infection.
What is Clearanail?
Clinically proven Clearanail is an innovative new concept using a specially designed hand-held device that applies tiny holes into the nail plate (controlled micro penetration) which creates micro pathways in the nail plate allowing deeper access to the areas of infection without damaging the nail bed beneath. Each of the tiny holes can be drilled in less than five seconds using an intelligent drill that can sense when it is through the nail plate. These holes allow the topical treatment, which must be applied regularly, to reach the infection effectively.
How many treatments are needed?
Usually one treatment is needed and it is considerably cheaper than laser treatments. However, while it has a very good success rate, fungal infections can be stubborn and further treatments may be necessary.
How is it done?
Firstly, the podiatrist will prepare the nail(s) and then using a usually painless procedure, a small drill will create tiny holes on the affected nail so that the fungal treatment can fully permeate through to the nail bed when applied. The drill has a sensor on it and is designed to stop when it gets through the nail and reaches the base. A sharp sensation can sometimes be felt on areas of thinner nails and along the cuticle. It is rare for the procedure to be painful or uncomfortable.
With your consent, photographs will be taken for comparison purposes at all stages of treatment.