Toenail Fungus Laser Treatment

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What it is

Onychomycosis is a non-life threatening infection of the nails caused predominantly by anthropophilic dermatophytes (e.g., Trichophyton Rubrum, Trichophyton Mentagrophytes), and to a lesser extent by yeasts (e.g., Candida Species) and non-dermatophyte molds. The nail fungus usually begins growing on the skin around the nail and then enters the nail bed and nail plate.

ClearSense is a laser delivery technology for the improvement of dermatologic conditions including the temporary increase in clear nail for patients with onychomycosis.

How it helps

Toenail fungus affects the nail bed, especially if the nails are exposed continually to moisture. As the fungal growth seeps down into the nail bed, it creates an unhealthy bio-environment resulting in inflammation, tenderness and brittle, hardened and discolored nails.

ClearSense laser technology at Mad Peaches heats the nail and the nail bed with laser energy resulting in a decrease of nail fungus and an increase in the growth of clear nails. The treatment involves passing the laser beam over the infected nails and surrounding skin.

A ClearSense treatment may be performed with no down time.

What to expect

Laser Therapy

Toenail fungus is a condition which is treated effectively with laser light therapy. Laser energy vaporizes the fungus embedded under the toenails by gently passing through the nail with high levels of heat without causing damage. The warmth from the laser is felt, but it is a pain free procedure.

Treatment Plan

Toenail fungus removal can take several treatments. As the fungus is killed, the toenail grows in healthy. While the treatment is effective, it can take time for the new toenail to grow in. In order to get the most effective treatment, we have some tips for during your treatments:

  • Replace shoes that are worn often, such as athletic footwear
  • Replace socks
  • Continue to cut nails regularly to remove a space for the fungus to live
  • Wear those flip flops or walk barefoot as often as you can, exposure to dry air can help to expedite
  • DO NOT dig underneath the nail bed or allow nail technicians to do so. As tempting as it may be, it loosens a place for water. Water is the fungus’ friend
  • File down the tops of the nails with a basic nail file, this will allow the laser to penetrate deeper if the fungal infection has caused a thickening of your nails

At Mad Peaches, we always discuss lifestyle choices alongside your treatment plan. Using an anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory toning mist spray is strongly recommended throughout your treatment.

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