Nail Fungus Treatment

Nail Fungus Treatment

The root cause of nail fungus (onychomycosis) are microscopic organisms that cause an overgrowth of fungi. This can occur in, under, or on the nail. Your toenails more often develop fungus because they are usually inside your shoes, where the warm environment allows fungi to thrive.


If you let a nail fungus infection go for too long, several problems emerge. The infected nail can become misshapen and increasingly separated from your nail bed. Itching and pain are unpleasant side effects; if they're too severe, you can have trouble wearing shoes or walking.


When Lutronic Clarity Laser is used to treat onychomycosis, the laser is directed so the heat will penetrate through the toenail to the nail bed where the fungus is present. When the laser is targeted to the area of infection, the heat that's produced inhibits the growth of the fungus and destroys it. The heat from the lasers also has a sterilizing effect, which helps prevent new fungal growth.

FAQ

Is laser treatment effective for nail fungus?

Clinical studies show that the laser kills toenail fungus and promotes clear nail growth with a single treatment in better than 80% of cases. The laser treatment is safe, effective, and most patients improve usually after their first treatment.


How many laser sessions are needed for toenail fungus?

The fungal growth is inhibited and some of the fungal microorganisms are destroyed, but since the infection can partially survive the treatment, it's unlikely that you will be completely cured with just one session.

To achieve optimal results, we recommend a series of 3 – 4 treatment sessions, spaced 1 – 2 weeks apart. This is essential to eradicate all fungi spores that may bloom after your initial treatment. However, significant improvement is usually seen after one treatment.


Does laser toenail treatment hurt?

It Is Not Painful and Does Not Require Anesthesia – Laser treatment for fungal toenails is performed in the clinic and usually takes 15 - 30 minutes. No anesthesia is required as it does not cause pain and patients put their shoes on and go about the rest of their day with no aftercare needed.


Which laser treatment is best for toenail fungus?

The Lutronic Clarity laser kills the fungus that lives in and under the toenail. The laser light passes through the nail without causing damage to it or the surrounding skin. Effective, the Lutronic Clarity poses none of the risk and harmful side effects of oral anti-fungal medications.
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