Laser for Toenail Fungus

toenail fungus laser treatment

Toenail fungus Cutera Laser Treatment

Changes in color, thickness, the color and quality of a toenail perhaps the result of the effect of a fungal infection referred to as onychomycosis.  Along with being unsightly and obstructing, fungal nails might cause painful sensation thus restricting ambulation, together with, seeding infection to others.

Worldwide, studies estimate that fungal nail infections affect 10 % of the population. Yet, foot doctors consider that because a great number of instances go unreported, the prevalence is considerably higher.

One or more of these symptoms may indicate a fungal nail infection:

– Thickened nail

– Distorted in shape or separated

– Brittle, crumbly or ragged nail

– Dull, with no luster or shine

– A dark color, caused by debris building up under nail

We’re proud to include the new Genesis Plus Laser to our practice.

It’s the only laser specifically made to treat toenail fungus and does therefore safely with the best effectiveness. Formerly, we were restricted to external medicines with oral drugs and minimal activity with serious possible complications. The Genesis Plus signifies the new Standard of Care in treating onychomycosis.

Laser therapy now will help {ensure clear nails by summer and get your toes sandal-prepared.

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In Clinical Tests, the Cutera Genesis Plus was revealed to supply around an 85% treatment rate in the fungal nails treated. The research used three remedies over the course of four months; the first treatment and after that the subsequent treatments at two month intervals.

We are adhering to these protocols. Moreover, we now have developed an intra and post-therapy regimen to avoid the return of the fungal infection.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the laser work?
The laser warms the tissue and penetrates the nail plate, killing the fungus underneath. At the time of the process, the toenail won’t become immediately clear but the new nail growing out will be. After the first treatment, two more remedies will be done over two month periods.

Is this treatment safe?
The Genesis Plus Laser continues to be both Canada Health and FDA approved. No side effects or adverse health effects happen to be reported.

Is the procedure painful?
Most individuals feel little distress. The amount of heat produced will be continuously tracked and suggestions controlled by you.

What can I expect immediately following the procedure?
Promptly following the process your nail might feel warm for a couple of minutes.

When will I see results?
Over the forthcoming weeks to months, the new nail should start to develop clear, healthy and fungus-free. On average, most individuals will begin to find effects within 8 to 10 weeks.

How soon can I return to normal activities?
Most patients can resume regular activities soon after their therapy. Your foot doctor will discuss this in more detail.

Will the fungus come back?
The infection enhances following one cure but you’ll have to continue with home care techniques to reduce its recurrence. There’s an opportunity of re-infection because the fungus is existing everywhere in the surroundings.

When can I paint my nails or have a pedicure?
It is possible to use polish instantly after the treatment. It’s important to eliminate all nail polish and nail ornamentation the day before your therapy.

Is there a recovery period?
No. You walk in and walk out

 

 

Author: tammy gracen