Lunula Cold Laser - Fungal Nails

Podiatry Treatments

Do you have thickened toenails?
Are they yellow or white or discoloured?
Do you have nails you hide away?

Introducing the





Healthy, Clear Nails Made Simple


The Lunula Laser is a cold laser therapy that destroys the bugs that cause fungal nail infections, without the need for nail paints, oral medication or uncomfortable hot laser therapies. It is safe, highly effective and pain free! It is an easy and convenient treatment that helps turn your discoloured and disfigured nails into clearer, healthier looking nails.



Benefits Include:

The only touchless, painless solution for fungal nails
Research shows it has much better success than using hot laser therapy
Higher success rate (without the harmful side effects) of oral anti-fungal medications
No recovery period necessary
No more embarrassment about unsightly feet




Fungal nail before treatment




Nail 29 weeks after treatment



Before treatment



Nail 30 weeks after treatment






Treatment costs includes:


Treatment (usually 4 required) $150 each session (24 minutes)
Sterilization of all your shoes $0
Solveasy Cream $30
Spirularin Nail Serium OR Rejuvinail $45 - $70
Review Appointments (at 3 / 6 / 9 & 12 months) $95


Please note, the plan does not include cost of the initial consultation and any lab tests that may be required.

Check with your health insurer as to your rebate for podiatry.


Lunula laser treatment for fungal nails is a breakthrough in treating fungal infections in nails. The laser is applied externally, and in many cases in as little as 4 treatments. Often there is no requirement for oral or systemic medication that can cause side effects. There are no reported side effects. The beam of laser energy is targeted through the nail to the nail bed, eliminating the fungus within.

Some frequently asked questions:


How do I know if I have a fungal infection?

There are specific clinical signs that are highly suggestive of a fungal infection such as discoloured, crumbly, loose nails. There is often the presence of athlete’s foot too. Many people will have a diagnosis from their GP too but if there is doubt, nail clippings can be taken and sent for culture. However, there is a 30 per cent false negative rate with clippings. Most diagnoses are made by taking into account the signs and symptoms along with medical, social, sporting history.


What is so special about this treatment?

The laser treatment for fungal nails is a breakthrough in treating the fungus infection. The laser is applied externally, and in many cases just one treatment is required. There is no requirement for oral or systemic medication that can cause side effects. There is no requirement for painting and filing the nails to apply lacquer for months on end. There are no reported side effects. The beam of laser energy is targeted through the nail to the nail bed, eliminating the fungus within.



How often do I need to come?

An 18 month study completed using the Lunula laser suggests weekly treatments for 4 weeks. The first two to three treatments are the affecting the wall of the fungal cells and helping your body to build better blood flow. The remaining treatments are still destroying nail fungus but more so helping with blood flow to help the nail grow quicker. We are trialling using the laser fortnightly and monthly but at this stage cannot guarantee results until further research is done.



Does it hurt?

Treatment with Lunula ‘Cold laser’ is completely pain-free.



Is there a recovery period?

This is not an invasive treatment and there is no recovery period, no bandages and no pain relief or anaesthetics required. You may fly, return to work, bath/shower and continue as normal after the treatment. Sport and activity is not affected.



Will the infection return?

Any infection can return if the causative fungus is able to gain access under the nail or on the foot. We discuss methods of improving hygiene, reducing the amount of fungi that live on the foot and other ways to minimise reinfection.


The use of regular antifungal creams or sprays, avoiding walking barefoot in wet public areas, good hygiene and shoe rotation techniques are suggested. At your first appointment advice regarding prevention of recurrent infections is given verbally as well as in written form. Southern Sports Podiatry places great importance on foot health education whilst also having a large range of products available to help prevent reinfection.



How effective is the treatment?

Clinical studies show the Lunula laser course of treatment has the highest success rates of all the treatments available with around an 85% success rate, which is showing to be much higher than topical treatments (5-10% success) and oral medications (55% success). We need to emphasise that for the best outcome you must attend the suggested laser treatments, the use of the topical medicines provided and the UV sterilisation of your shoes.



Do all my nails need to be treated?

Fungal spores are present on the foot irrespective of which nails are affected. Toe spaces, grooves around the nails as well as the sole and arch of the foot are all places where fungi thrive. The dark, moist, hot and enclosed environment of the shoe provides an easy breeding site for fungi. If all fungus is not treated, reinfection is more likely.


A research study published in The British Journal of Dermatology in 2009 assessed fungi in normal-appearing nails among people who have had athlete’s foot and those who had never had any fungal problems. It concluded that fungi could be isolated from normal-appearing toenails and that the presence of these spores was strongly associated with the presence of athlete’s foot (tinea pedis). Subclinical dermatophytes in the nail plate may serve as a reservoir for ongoing local infection.

So yes we prefer to treat both feet to help with the long term outcome – and there is no extra charge for both feet.



What if I only have one nail affected?

Guidelines for use of this technique advise that all the nails should be treated to prevent fungal spores spreading. With toenails especially, because they are tightly packed against each other in shoes and in a warm, moist environment, the chance of cross infection is high.







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