Are you ready for clear and healthy looking nails? Do you want to go barefoot and show off your tootsies?
Then your next best step forward is to have treatment with the Premium Laser for Toes and Feet.
Finally, you can get rid of your discolored, thick, cracked fungal toenails (medically known as Onychomycosis) with the latest laser treatment.
Before the laser, the only products available to combat this condition were strong medications that might cause liver damage or topical applications of liquids or creams that are time consuming to apply and do not always provide good results.
Today there is a new option with the introduction of laser treatment for fungal infected nails:
The same laser that is used for cosmetic procedures is now applied for nail fungus treatment to help clear nails. All treatments are performed by Dr. Steele. Three twenty minute treatments over 12 weeks are usually necessary to clear nails. The 3 laser treatment are spaced 6 weeks apart. As each toe is treated by the laser you will feel a mild to strong warming sensation. The laser treatment will take about 20 minutes to treat both feet and there is usually no discomfort after the treatment, the warm feeling dissipates rapidly. Significant improvement in nail appearance can be seen over one year, but often times results are noticeable within 2-4 months, depending on how quickly the nails grow. New, clear growth begins to appear at the bottom portion of the nail as the diseased portion of the nail grows out. Shoes and nail polish may be worn immediately after treatment.
Large Spot and Rapid Delivery
Genesis has a large spot for faster delivery of treatment and more uniform coverage. The Genesis spot is more than 10 times larger than fiber lasers, thereby providing a full treatment in fewer pulses. Fiber lasers have smaller spot size and require many more pulses per toe. Cutera’s award winning Nd:YAG laser was the first of its kind to be FDA cleared for permanent hair reduction and for treating vascular lesions; it continues to be recognized as the leading Nd:YAG laser in dermatology.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the laser work?
The laser energy passes through the toenail and vaporizes the fungus embedded in the nail bed and nail plate that causes toenail thickening and discoloration. The laser is set to a frequency and depth of penetration that effects those cells containing the organism responsible for the nail infection.
Is this laser treatment painful?
The laser energy beam has causes a heat or warmth sensation locally in the area treated. There is no need for anesthesia or painkillers. The sensation during the laser treatment is one of warmth and heat
How long does the treatment take?
It takes approximately 30 minutes to treat both feet. All toes are treated to reduce the possibility of cross contamination and re-infection.
Does it really work?
Clinical studies to date reveal that over 77-88% of treated patients show significant improvement. In most cases the nail fungus pathogen is completely eliminated.
How soon will improvement be visibile?
On average, complete new toenails growth takes 6 to 9 months. Healthy new growth will be visible within the first 3 months.
Is this treatment safe?
In clinical studies there have been no adverse reactions, injuries, disabilities or known side effects.
Do I have to take any medicines as part of the treatment?
No medicines or topical ointments are required. Topical or oral medication in conjunction with treatment may be recommended depending on the severity of the condition. The laser treatment may be combined with the oral or topical therapies for increased efficacy, but combination therapy is usually not necessary except for the most recalcitrant or severe infections.
Can I walk after the treatment?
Yes, you will be able to walk out of the office just as well as you walked in. The treatment does not harm you in any way.
Is the Laser Treatment available for Fingernails?
Yes, the same laser treatment may be used to treat both toe nails and finger nails.
How do I prepare for my first visit?
Remove nail polish and trim or file nails prior to each visit.
Does my insurance pay for this?
Insurance plans consider this procedure a cosmetic or aesthetic procedure and therefore do not provide coverage. If you have a Health Savings Account (HSA), Medical Individual Retirement Account (Medical IRA) or other Flexible Medical Spending Accounts (Medical FSA), you may be able to recoup your expense for the procedure. Otherwise, payment can be made with cash, credit or debit card.