Nail infections &

Photo Therapy

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What is toenail fungus?

Toenail fungus is not just a cosmetic concern. Without proper treatment, the infection can become a significant burden in your life. The good news is that you’re not alone and we can help you. If you suspect that you have toenail fungus, we recommend that you visit your Physician or Nurse Practitioner for proper testing, diagnosis, and the start of a topical treatment therapy that is safe for you. At Natural Sole Wellness Centre, our team of Nurses offer Photodynamic Therapy to increase your chances of clearing the toenail fungus. Our technology is authorized by Health Canada for the clearance of toenail fungus, painless, and safe. Keep in mind that working together will go a long way in helping address your fungal infection!

Toenail fungus is a common and contagious infection called onychomycosis. Here are the common signs of infection:

  • Yellow, white, or brown discoloured toenails
  • Brittle and crumbling toenails
  • Thick toenails

Common causes of Onychomycosis:

Toenail fungus thrives in dark and moist environments, which is exactly the type of condition your feet are subject to. Here are the causes for contamination:

  • Shared nail polishes
  • Pedicures & manicures from unsterile spas
  • Communal showers, pools, and saunas (ex: gyms)
  • Excessive wearing of closed shoes and socks
  • Nail injury

Possible complications:

Toenail fungus does not go away on its own. Early identification and treatments are critical to prevent the infection from progressing. If left untreated, treatments can become difficult as the infection can cause serious complications:

  • Infected nail becomes thicker and more painful
  • Infection spreads to other toenails
  • Infection spreads to skin causing athlete’s foot
  • Irritation, rash and redness to surrounding skin
  • Increased risk of secondary bacterial infections
  • Pain and mobility problems
  • Individuals with diabetes, peripheral vascular disease and weak immune systems are at high risk of complications
  • Transmitting fungal infection to others

How we can help

Oral medications can have unwanted side effects and interactions. Evidence suggests that a combination of therapies may increase efficacy against toenail fungus. At Natural Sole Wellness Centre, we use a non-invasive Low-Level-Light Therapy (LLLT) to help treat Onychomycosis. Combined with proper toenail debridement and methylene blue serum, our Photodynamic Treatment device uses near-infrared light to deliver safe and effective results. You will be relieved once you see a re-growth of clear and healthy toenails.

Your initial consultation appointment includes a detailed assessment, toenail care,  recommended treatment plan with our Phototherapy Technology, product recommendations, and your homecare plan. It is important that you clean your shoes, socks, shower, and bed sheets during this treatment to avoid re-infections. Results can be seen after 8-10 treatments.* Depending on the severity of the fungus, more treatments may be needed. No local anesthesia is required, and there is no downtime. Your toenails grow at a much slower rate than your fingernails, because the circulation to your feet is often diminshed compared to your hands. This means that it can take 12-18 months for a toenail to grow our completely, therefore toenail fungus can take time to treat. Be patient and do not give up! Contact us today to learn how we can help you get started on your toenail fungus treatment plan!

Always talk to your Doctor or Nurse Practitioner before starting any new alternative therapies to ensure that it is best suited for your condition.

* Results vary from person to person.

Fungal Nail Treatments

Initial Consultation and Treatment - 60 Min.

The initial appointment includes a complete medical history, nursing assessment, nursing diagnosis and personalized care plan. The initial appointment also includes a first treatment for your toenails such as debridement and trimming of the fungal toenails. Depending on the severity of the fungal infection, your Nurse will discuss phototherapy options with you, and when the treatments can be started, as phototherapy treatments may often be started at the follow up appointment.

*All new patients must book an initial consultation prior to any treatment listed below.

Starting at $98 

Fungal Toenail Treatment

We use a non-invasive Low-Level-Light Therapy to help treat fungal toenail. Our technology uses near-infrared light to deliver safe, rapid and effective results.

Starting at $60/area  – Treatment areas (number of toes affected) will be discussed with your Nurse during your treatment plan recommendations.

Please note that this is a medical service and is hst exempt.

Our Nurse is a Veterans Affairs provider: direct billing is available for In-Clinic Nursing Foot Care. 

Coverage may be available with your private insurance company under NURSING CARE. A receipt with the Nurse’s license # will be provided. This service can also be put towards your income taxes as a medical expense. 

Call us at 613-761-6060

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