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Your Fungal Nail Experts

We are your experts in foot health with the most comprehensive treatment programme for fungal nail infections including the Lunula Cold Laser.

New Zealand's leading fungal nail experts

Foot Foundation is your expert in treating fungal nail infections. We understand fungal nail infections can reduce your confidence when wearing open toed shoes or bare feet due to thickened, yellow or irregularly shaped nails, and we know there’s nothing better than finding a solution.

Getting rid of a fungal nail infection doesn’t need to be a difficult, time-consuming or arduous process. At our state-of-the-art modern facilities, you can get the latest innovative technology and comprehensive fungal nail solutions to solve your fungal nail issue.

Treatments Offered

Lunula Cold Laser

The Lunula cold laser is the only, pain-free, non-thermal laser that has no dangerous smoke plumes or vapors and requires no anaesthetic. It works through a rotating dual laser system, the violet laser kills the fungus whilst the red laser promotes circulation and your own immune response. A successful clearance rate can be expected between 83% and 97% of patients. 

Clearanail

Clearanail is a pain-free treatment that produces very small micro holes through the nail, based upon Controlled Micro Penetration (CMP). This allows antifungal medication to reach the infection in high concentration levels. The treatment takes about half an hour on average.

Photodisinfection Therapy

Photodisinfection therapy is a simple and easy system to use in the clinic. The technology works by stimulating the production of reactive oxygen species, which effectively destroy the membrane of the fungal cells. The serum used is a non-toxic formulation containing a blue dye molecule that preferentially binds to fungal microorganisms. The serum has a lower surface tension than water, making it very easily absorbed. It is delivered via a single-use pen of 1ml and it has the ability to be absorbed by a well-debrided or fenestrated nail plate. The serum molecules attach to the fungal cells when the nails are soaked for 15 minutes. The feet are then placed under the Red LED therapy light for a further 15 minutes to complete the treatment.

Keryflex Nail Restoration

KeryFlex Nail Restoration is a painless, in-office application that restores the appearance of an individual’s natural nails. This system allows Fungal Nail Solution clinicians to remodel an individual’s damaged nails affected by fungus, defects or trauma. The composite resin creates a flexible, but durable, non-porous nail that allows the remaining natural nail to grow. The KeryFlex nail is an immediate cosmetic improvement providing a natural-looking nail. It is unaffected by acetone, nail polishes or detergents.

Topical Treatments

Topical treatments have a local effect applied as a lacquer to the affected nails acting against the fungi in the nail and nail bed. The lacquer works by penetrating through the nail. A successful clearance rate can be expected in up to 30% of patients but is not designed to be used on nails that are more than 50% infected OR the infection has reached the nail bed.

Oral Treatments

Oral treatment options have a systemic effect which means that the bloodstream carries the medication to the nail bed without the need to penetrate through the nail plate as per a topical protocol. Typically, in New Zealand, GPs will prescribe Lamisil (terbinafine) or Sporanox (itraconazole). A successful clearance rate is expected in up to 55% of patients.

Surgery

For a severe or recurrent fungal nail infection, a surgical approach may be appropriate. Fungal Nail Solutions use three different surgical procedures which are chosen on a case by case basis. These include removing the entire nail (total nail avulsion), removing a side of the nail (partial nail avulsion) or removing a small section of the nail (debridement). An improvement in successful clearance rates have been experienced in patients who undergo surgical treatment in combination with topical, oral or laser treatment.

General Nail Care

This is not a treatment for fungal nails but a maintenance for those that have significantly progressed fungal nails infections. The clinicians at Fungal Nail Solutions are trained to care for your fungal nails. Fungal nail infections that have progressed significantly can become thickened and extremely hard to self-manage. We start by thinning your nails down with our specialist drill before trimming your nails and debriding any remaining fungal to ensure that your nails are looking as presentable as possible.

Onyfix Nail Bracing

The Onyfix nail correction system is a versatile and innovative product that enables completely painless treatment of almost all forms of involuted and ingrown toenails.

Your foot care expert adapts the system individually and fixes it to your nail, which is then brought back into its natural shape as it grows. The whole process is pain-free, during application and throughout the entire treatment!

Your foundation

Our expert foot health team delivers the most comprehensive treatment solutions in New Zealand for your fungal nail condition.

With four state-of-the-art facilities in Auckland City, Hamilton, Tauranga and North Shore, you can be sure you're getting the best treatment for your foot condition, to put the bounce back in your step.