The Lacuna Method is a treatment for fungal nails which involves drilling multiple micro holes through the nail plate, this allows an antifungal solution such as Lamisil® AT 1% Spray to be transported to the area of infection (the nail bed) directly. Your practitioner will advise you on the frequency and duration of application of the spray.
Pressure applied to the toe when walking will aid to spread the medicament under the nail. As the nail is ‘dead’ the holes remain and will grow out naturally. Review appointments are recommended on average every 6 weeks; however, this may vary, and your practitioner will advise you. This is a relatively new treatment and although short-term studies have been very encouraging, no treatment can be guaranteed to be 100% successful.