Clearanail System and Fungal Nails
The Podiatry Clinic has introduced an evidence-based approach to fungal nail treatment.
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Step 1: Diagnosis.
Where the diagnosis is in doubt we strongly recommend analysis of the nail to confirm the presence or otherwise of fungus. This is because studies have shown that even experts (dermatologists & podiatrists) at very best can only be around 67% accurate by visual diagnosis meaning they still get 1 in 3 diagnoses wrong. Clinical guidelines from NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) and published papers repeatedly state it is good practice to establish a formal diagnosis before treating.
Therefore at the Podiatry Clinic the patient has a choice of being tested within the clinic which takes about 5-10 minutes or going to their GP in which the results may take up to 6 weeks. Published studies has shown the test used within The Podiatry Clinic has 97% accuracy.
Once the diagnosis has been made we proceed to step 2.
Step 2: Treatment of the fungal nail.
The Clearanail System
Clearanail is an exciting new product for treating Fungal Nail (Onychomycosis). Clearanail is based upon Controlled Micro Penetration that makes tiny holes (0.4mm in diameter) in the nail plate. The holes allow topical treatments to reach the nail bed in much higher concentration levels than otherwise possible.
Controlled Micro Penetration prevents injury to soft tissue - only the nail is penetrated!
The use of the Clearanail is an automated, fail safe system. From £110 per session.
Please note the Clearanail System sometimes takes time to work and occasionally the nails may look temporarily worse in the early stages. Several treatment sessions may be required. Depending on the extent of the fungal infection it may take 6 months and sometimes over 12 months to obtain good results. If the patient is looking for fast results then other treatment options are available such as tablets from the GP or surgical removal of the nail within the clinic.