Laser Nail Fungus Treatment Weston
If you have Onychomycosis, the medical term for fungal infection of the nails, you have probably tried many remedies. This is a very difficult infection to treat, especially in the toenails.
The introduction of this new FDA-cleared handpiece for the GentleMax® by Candela, expands the functionality to treat onychomycosis (nail fungus) in addition to its existing capabilities for hair removal.
You are not alone. 20% of people between the ages of 40 and 60 have nail fungus. Laser away toenail and fingernail fungus.
Lasers are the newest and safest method to get rid of fungus that lives on or under either toenails or fingernails. Laser therapies allow physicians to treat onychomycosis symptoms locally without the systemic effects of oral medications. All infectious agents, except prions, can be killed by heat, which makes laser therapy an extremely promising new option for onychomycosis sufferers.
CANDELA GENTLEMAX PRO LASER TREATMENT
Out of all of your treatment options, laser onychomycosis treatment will provide the most effective and speedy solution.
This treatment will not cause discomfort or pain, and it is both safe and convenient. It destroys nail fungus but does not injure any of the patient’s tissues. It also avoids the side effects to the liver that sometimes come along with various oral medications.
The way treatment works is that the Candela GentleMax Pro laser’s heat weakens and kills nail fungus. Once the fungus is gone, the once-affected nails are free to recover and return to normal.
To begin laser onychomycosis treatment, all of the nails are first prepped, even ones that do not appear to be infected. This ensures treatment of active and dormant infection. To prep the nails, they are filed down to reduce thickness and assist in penetration of the laser’s light.
Following this, pulses of the laser energy are targeted around the entirety of each affected nail. This will be accompanied by a feeling of slight heat in the region.
Laser pulses will then be applied around the outside of the nail and surrounding area to treat the skin, removing any fungal infection in the tissue. This thorough treatment aids in avoiding recurrence of fungal infection.
Once the first full laser treatment is complete, time is given for the nail to regrow. More treatments will be performed on the nails as needed to ensure that the fungus is fully gone.
AFTER LASER TREATMENT
Laser onychomycosis treatments are non-invasive and do not harm your tissues; thus, no recovery time will be needed following treatment.
Patients do not see instant change to the nails. Instead, the nails will slowly grow back. The regrown nail section will look normal, and the old nail will grow out to be removed.
Until your onychomycosis is completely gone, do not get professional pedicures or manicures in order to avoid spreading the fungal infection. Giving yourself pedicures or manicures at home is permitted. Nail polish can also be applied, provided
WHAT HAPPENS IF LEFT UNTREATED?
Toenail fungus won’t go away by itself! Many people think that they can “wish away’ toenail fungus, but unfortunately wishful thinking isn’t an effective cure for ugly toenails. It can also spread to your other toenails, fingernails, and can even spread to your HAIR, (your hair and nails are all made of keratin). Once toenail fungus has spread, your nails will become brittle, crack, and eventually have to be removed. It is much better to address toenail fungus early on. Cure them or lose them!
How does it work?
The laser creates a beam of high-intensity light that penetrates deeply into skin tissue, where it delivers a controlled amount of targeted therapeutic heat. Candela’s patented Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD) technology protects the upper layers of your skin with a cooling burst of cryogen. Together, the long-pulse laser and DCD cooling offer optimal treatment with minimal side effects.