Fotona SP Dynamis is a highly innovative dual-wavelength machine
One of the exciting new procedures that we will be offering is nail fungus treatments. Onychomycosis is a common condition that develops in the nails of the feet (more commonly) and hands. Prior to laser treatments for nail fungus, oral prescription medications were employed as the method of action for treatments. These treatment plans proved to be slow in their effectiveness and often yielded unwanted side effects. Laser nail fungus treatments can provide immediate relief for patients who suffer from this condition.
WHAT IS NAIL FUNGUS?
Nail fungus occurs with the overpopulation of yeast and mold bacteria in the nail and surrounding areas. These microbes are part of the dermatophytes strand, which means they are a form of fungi bacteria. They can regenerate rapidly, and if left untreated, they can cause unwanted side effects. Thankfully, fungi bacteria are sensitive to laser light therapy, and their microorganisms can be effectively weakened with the Nd:YAG laser at high temperatures. Fungal spores are destroyed at 60°C.
WHAT ARE TREATMENTS LIKE?
Fotona Nd:YAG micro-pulses of laser light are transmitted directly to the deep layers of the infected nail and surrounding tissue. Patients may experience some heat during laser deliver, but in general, they do not feel any pain or discomfort during treatments. Toronto nail fungus treatments are comfortable. Patients can resume their normal activities immediately after treatments. Nail fungus is highly contagious, so precautionary steps are recommended to avoid spreading or infecting the treated nails.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Fotona nail fungus laser treatments are repeated every week for a period of 3 to 4 weeks. Treatments are quick and can be completed in less than 20 minutes.
Fotona nail fungus laser treatments are increasing in popularity in laser podiatry practices. Patients can now receive quick and easy treatments to remove this unsightly condition of the fingernails and toenails. Laser therapy for onychomycosis is a great way to treat nail fungus without surgery or medications.