Ready To Finally Say Goodbye To Fungal Toenail Infections?

Ready To Finally Say Goodbye To Fungal Toenail Infections?

Fungal nail infections are frustrating. They’re unpleasant to look at, they can spread like butter through your family when you share showers and common surfaces, and they can be extremely difficult to get rid of.

For a long time, we, like many other podiatrists worldwide, saw so many patients with fungal infections for whom we could only recommend the traditional antifungal treatments – paints, lacquers and creams from the pharmacy, or oral tablets. The trouble is, studies have shown the effectiveness of topical agents to be as little as between 5.5% to 8.5%. Surprising, right? We were shocked too. With oral medication, these MUST (no exceptions) must be prescribed by your doctor. The reason for this strict protocol is because of the potential adverse effects if taken with various other medications – that can be very harsh on your liver if you don’t meet the criteria for taking it safely. With a much higher success rate, oral medications still showed a 55% clearance rate. Yep – still only one in two people.


So when we heard about Clearanail and started reading the results it was delivering, we knew we had to bring it to the clinic and try it for ourselves. And we couldn’t be happier that we did – we’ve now seen the best results of any other antifungal nail treatment using Clearanail.


What makes Clearanail different – and more effective?

The difference starts in understanding why standard topical agents have such poor results – and that’s because the fungus lives within and beneath the toenail, and our nails are designed to be permeable! In fact, part of their job is to keep liquids out. So your cream or lacquer remains on the outside of the nail and never manages to really penetrate and get to that fungus.


Clearanail solves this problem.

The system uses a micro-drill (when we say micro, we mean approximately 0.4mm diameter) to drill holes in the nail plate. This allows us to actually reach the fungus so we can tackle it head on and get rid of it once and for all!


Drilling holes in the nail… that sounds painful?

We’re happy to say that the process is completely pain-free! And absolutely safe. The drilling technology actually detects density changes in the nail, so it knows exactly where to stop. We’ve never had a patient experience any pain!


And after the holes are drilled?

After the drilling, we use terbinafine (proven to be a highly effective antifungal) to penetrate the nail and start working ASAP to destroy the fungus and its spores to stop it spreading.

How many times will I need this treatment?

Just one! Unless, of course, your nails become re-infected throughout the process where the nail is growing out. Unfortunately, this is out of our control but is in your control. We’ll tell you everything you need to know to reduce your risk of future re-infection.


What happens to the holes?

The tiny holes will remain in your nail until they ultimately grow out. They cause no discomfort or pain.


Picture this.

Being able to go out in your summer sandals, and not being embarrassed by your feet when you’re at the beach or a public pool area. These are two of the many freedoms that Clearanail helps to give back – and we absolutely love it!


How do I get started?

The first step is to book an appointment with one of our talented podiatrists here at Marlborough Podiatry. The first thing we’ll do is confirm that what you see on your nail really is a fungal nail infection – and not something that may look like fungal nail infection – like psoriasis. After this appointment, depending on time, we’ll either be able to get started with Clearanail immediately or book a subsequent appointment to have the treatment.

To make a booking, please give us a call on (03) 972 2927, or book online here.

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