Attention we now offer K-Laser in Clinic
Have you tried everything for your fungal nails or warts without success? We might have a solution for you! Here at Be Podiatry we pride ourselves on utilising the best and most evidence based technology. We now offer K-Laser therapy to help our patients achieve the best possible outcomes.
What is K-Laser?
K-Laser is at the forefront of treating fungal nails among other things such as warts and even musculoskeletal injuries. K-Laser is a quick, non-invasive and very well tolerated when treating fungal nails that we offer across our 3 Be Podiatry locations.
How long does it take?
K-Laser typically requires treatment once a week for 5 weeks for the best results or alternatively one treatment per day across 5 consecutive days. This may differ from person to person depending on the extent of the fungal nail infection where more sessions may be required.
Typically, one to three sessions may be required when using K-Laser to treat warts. More sessions may be needed to treat the wart depending on size, location, depth and number of years the wart has been present.
Does it hurt?
When treating fungal nails K-Laser should not be painful. You will feel a sensation of warmth throughout the treatment as the laser heats up fungal cells which is very well tolerated. It is important to tell the podiatrist if you think it is getting too hot so the treatment can be adjusted.
When treating warts, at Be Podiatry we have the option of using local anaesthetic to desensitise the area to make the treatment as comfortable as possible so that you won’t feel a thing. Local anaesthetic is recommended as treatment can be quite uncomfortable as the feet have many nerve endings which may them quite sensitive.
How does K-Laser work?
K-Laser is thought to work via two different mechanisms known as the photobiomodulation and selective photothermolysis.
The photobiomodulation effect relates to helping the body’s immune system to fight off the fungal nail infection. The occurs as the laser beam is able to stimulate the body to increase delivery of blood flow, oxygen, water and nutrients to the affected site which aids the body to combat the fungal infection.
Secondly, selective photothermolysis is where the laser is able to heat up the tissue to target and
destroy the fungal cells. The laser sends pulses in a time on and time off phase where the tissue heats up and then cools back down. Fungal cells act as a chromophore which causes them to heat up more than surrounding healthy tissue. When the next round of pulses are delivered, the fungal cells are therefore still hot compared to the healthy tissue which has cooled down. This repeated process is how the fungal cells are heated up to a level where they are destroyed and the surrounding tissue remains unaffected.
K-Laser is most effective for fungal nails when used in combination with other treatment such as topical anti-fungals and oral tablets.
Think this could be the solution for you? Get in touch with our team today 9434 4422 or book online now