Laser Onychomycosis Treatment

Laser Onychomycosis Treatment

Laser  for Onychomycosis (fungal infection of the nails)


What is Onychomycosis Treatment?

Onychomycosis treatment is a revolutionary means to cure fungal nail infections, in a patient friendly, quick and effective way, utilizing Nd:YAG laser light.

The laser has no effect on healthy tissue and healthy nail will be visible within four weeks.

The Laser light heats evenly throughout the depth of the affected nail and skin tissue, effectively weakening and killing the parasitic fungi which have infected the nail.


How does it work?

Deep, pulse-profile heating of the nail bed stimulates the killing of parasitic fungus. The natural growth and immune processes of the body are then able to restore the nail to its pristine state. Compared to traditional methods, the effects of laser light spread evenly throughout the tissue and are not subject to either the limits of chemical diffusion, as are topical applications, or the induction of hepatoxic side effects, as is the case with oral medications.

The procedure can be performed in three simple steps:


Step 1: The nail id filed down. As a result of the Onychomycosis (fungal nail infection) the nail will have become deformed and overgrown, it may also thicken. Filing down the nail allows laser light to fully penetrate into the treatment site. 

Step 2: Administration of Nd:YAG laser pulses in a circular pattern covering the entire nail. The patient feels a heating sensation throughout the nail.

Step 3: Nd:YAG laser pulses are targeted around the perimeter of the nail bed and around the finger or toe. Often parasitic fungus will have worked its way beyond the nail bed and will need to be eliminated in all the tissue surrounding the nail to prevent recurrence. 

The treatment is usually performed four times at one week intervals. All of the nails should be treated, during every treatment, just in case. Laser light can also effectively treat fungus which has infected skin tissue.

The Nd:YAG laser penetrates the nail efficiently, safely and evenly heating the nail bed to an appropriate temperature which results in the elimination of the invading fungi and the restoration of the nail. 


Why is the Fotona Line of Lasers perfect for treating fungal infections of the nails?

The pulse profile, speed and power of lasers in the Fotona line, allow a patient's nails to be treated quickly and effectively. Unparalleled speed makes the procedure convenient and patients can be on their way to enjoying healthy, aesthetically pleasing nails without the dangerous side-effects associated with anti-fungal drugs.