Nail fungus are the most common nail infections. They are commonly found on nails on the feet and affect around 15% of adult population. They feed of creatine from the nails causing the nail plate and its surrounding area visibly damaged. Nail fungus are not aesthetically pleasing and can be a serious issue, especially in cases of diabetes.
Laser treatment of nail fungi infections is quick, painless and efficient solution. Laser fungus removal has no negative effects and the results are instantly visible.
If you notice any of these symptoms on your nails. We recommend you to react quickly, otherwise the situation will only get worse. The symptoms are:
- Darker nail plate
- Nail thickening
- White or yellow stains on your nails
- Nails that are not shining
- Cracked nails
- Dislocated nail plate
- Fragile nails
- Unpleasant smell
Steps that you need to take before you undergo the laser fungi removal are as follows:
- Soak your feet in hot water for 25 minutes and add a little bit of baking soda
- Wash your feet and dry the skin well
- Clip and file your nails
- Remove nail polish
We schedule the laser treatment after a consult. Depending of the intensity of the fungi infection 4 -8 treatments in time span of 1 week are recommended.
Fungi laser removal is conducted with a modern medical Nd:Yag laser. The procedure is painless, it is described as mild heat and lasts only for couple of minutes.
Wave length of Nd:Yag laser enables deep penetration and heating of the nail plate and surrounding skin. Heating is a result of the contact between the laser beam and the pigment found in the fungus. Heat harms fungus which disables further dissemination and production of new micelle fibers. During the procedure the nail is sterilized and stays in its place.
RECOVERY AND CARE
After the treatment, the nails continue to grow in its regular pace, and the damaged part moves upwards and its being removed by clipping your nails.
Checkups are conducted after 2, 3 and 6 months.