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Laser Treatment For Fungal Nails

Laser Treatment for Fungal Nails

After Laser Fungus Treatment | Laser Treatment For Fungal Nails

“Onychomycosis” is a fungal infection that attacks your nail plate and nail bed in your fingers or toes causing yellow, white or brown discoloration, thickening, brittleness and cracking of the nail. It is most often caused by a fungus called a Dermatophyte, but can also result from mold and yeast. Laser Treatment For Fungal Nails is now possible!

Onychomycosis is contagious, It will not go away on its own AND It will spread to other toes if left untreated.

Affecting nearly 20% of the US population between the ages of 40-60, the incidence of Onychomycosis is increasing worldwide, and especially in South Florida. The fungi that cause onychomycosis thrive in warm and moist places, such as showers and pools.

It is more than a simple cosmetic problem. The fungal nail infection may result in pain, athlete’s foot infection, and secondary bacterial infections such as abscess or cellulitis, especially in immune compromised patients such as Diabetics or the elderly. It also may produce an odor. Further there may be significant psychological implications such as embarrassment of the appearance of the unsightly nails, withdraw from certain social settings and fear of intimacy.

If you believe you may have a fungal nail infection, you should see your foot and ankle specialist. The diagnosis should be confirmed by a painless nail biopsy and over the counter treatment options are not as effective as those provided by Physicians.

Professional treatment options include:

Topical treatments, which whether prescription or over the counter, require 6-12 months of diligent application and their effectiveness is poor.

Oral prescription medication which has been reported to cause liver damage.

Surgical removal of the nail which is somewhat painful and presents risks associated with minor surgical procedures.

Laser Treatment For Fungal Nails

The Cool Breeze Laser is the newest, safest, painless FDA approved method of treatment. It is:

Safer than Oral Medications

More Effective than Topical Medication

Much less painful than surgical removal, and

Quicker and Easier than them all.

How does it work?

The Cool Breeze laser can effectively rid your nails of the unsightly fungus infection in as little as 1 – 2 painless treatments, depending on the severity of your condition. The mid wavelength infrared light penetrates the nail, heating the organism and the tissues, eliminating the destructive fungus that causes the infection and revitalizes your nail as it grows out.

Before Laser Fungus Treatment The nails will be cleansed and trimmed before treatment. As each nail is treated, a warming sensation will be noticed followed by a burst of cooling spray. The Cool Breeze Laser is the only device whose hand-piece monitors the temperature of the nail to avoid over heating the tissue. The treatment will take 15 minutes or so to treat all 10 nails. Simple post treatment instructions will be provided to prevent recurrent infection. You may return to normal activity and shoes immediately, including pedicures and polish. You will notice improvement in the appearance of the nails within 2-4 months as clear nail plate begins to grow at the bottom portion of the nail. Occasionally additional treatments may be recommended in severe cases.

Cool Breeze is an effective, non-invasive safe, quick treatment that provides good results. The manufacturer of the Laser is a pioneer in the laser industry, with over 16 years of experience in the medical and surgical arena.

The physicians and surgeons at Certified Foot and Ankle Specialists are educators and leaders in their field of foot and ankle surgery. On staff at multiple area hospitals, Board Certified and well respected locally and nationally amongst their peers in the medical community.

 Laser Treatment For Fungal Nails

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