Nail Fungus Removal
Nail fungus, medically known as Onychomycosis, is an increasingly common disorder accounting for 20% of all nail disorders. It occurs almost exclusively in adults over the age of 70. Therefore, as you age the risk increases to contract nail fungus.
Symptoms of the infection will vary depending on the type of nail fungus involved but:
- Thickened nails
- Yellow discoloration
- Excess dead skin
Are all signs of a fungal nail infection.
Most fungal nail infections are caused by a group of fungi called “dermatophytes”. These fungi live in the layer of dead skin around your nails, under your nail, and in the nail itself. Early symptoms are often missed because our toes are hidden.
Unfortunately, this is a chronic condition that requires a specific treatment to target and kill the fungal infection. Do nothing, and it will only spread from toe to toe and worsen. Once the infection gets into the base of the nail, it is much more difficult to clear.
Laser Treatment For Onychomycosis
Therapies like laser treatments allow us to treat nail fungus symptoms locally without the side effects of oral medications. Nearly all infectious agents can be killed by heat. This makes laser therapy an extremely promising option for anyone suffering from a fungal infection of the nails.
Our 1064 laser light is used to treat the fungi. Depending on the severity of the infection, it may take six or more treatments, spaced one month apart to see clear results.