Fungal Nail Treatment - Lacuna Method

A fungal nail being treated with a micro drill

How do I know if I have fungal nails?

You may have noticed changes in the texture, quality and colour of your nails.  Sometimes it is noticed after nail varnish or gels have been removed.  Typical first signs are a yellow or brown discolouration, nails may become thick, crumbly, brittle.  Nails can become distorted, misshapen and may lift from the nail bed and have lost their healthy shine.

Fungal Nail Infection (Onychomycosis) is the most difficult of the superficial fungal infections to treat, as most topical agents are unable to penetrate the nail plate to reach the active infection on the nail bed (the skin under the nail). 

The Lacuna Method

At Gentle Sole Foot Therapy, we have been trained by Love Your Feet Training to provide the Lacuna Method free hand nail drilling and treatment of fungal nails, this fenestration treatment for fungal infection being unique to Foot Health Practitioners and Podiatrists. 

How can the Lacuna Method help me?

By making micro holes in the nail plate with the innovative and specially designed micro burrs, we enable you to apply an anti-fungal agent, directly to the infected nail bed.  This means that the anti-fungal agent will spread under your nail as you walk due to the downward pressure applied to your toe.  As the nail is dead you cannot feel the holes being made.

With daily application of the anti-fungal agent, the fungus is stopped from spreading and the damaged nail grows out.


Contact Gentle Sole Foot Therapy to see if this simple effective treatment for fungal nails  is suitable for you.

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