Not only are fungal nails embarrassing, they are the leading reason behind costly visits to the podiatrist and dermatologist. Laser nail fungus treatment procedures are safe and work effectively without causing any signs of discomfort, in comparison to painful nail removal surgery and leading prescription topical treatments for nail fungus.
Candela GentleMax Pro PLUS: Laser Nail Fungus Treatment F.A.Q
How soon should I experience results?
On average, any nail replaces itself every 6 to 9 months through natural growth. Healthy new growth may be visible within few months as the new nail replaces the old. However, follow up treatment with an anti-fungal cream with L-arginine has shown an increase in the speed of healthy nail replacement. Your medical technician may make recommendations for a post laser treatment nail cream.
Is the procedure painful? Most people do not feel any pain. Some patients may experience warmth and occasional snapping sensation during the procedure. If you have any pain during the procedure, the laser power may be decreased slightly to reduce any pain. No anesthesia is needed.
What are the possible side effects of Laser Nail Fungus Treatment? The majority of clients experience zero side effects other than a temporary feeling of warmth during treatment and a mild warming sensation after treatment.
However, possible side effects may include:
Feeling of warmth and/or slight pain during treatment
Redness of the treated skin around the nail lasting 24 – 72 hours
Slight swelling of the treated skin around the nail lasting 24 – 72 hours
Discoloration or burn marks may occur on the nail. In very rare cases, blistering of the treated skin around the nail and scarring of the treated skin around the nail may occur.
How many treatments is needed?
The number of treatments varies on the degree of involvement of the nails. It may need 1 to 6 treatments done every 3-4 weeks.
How long does it take?
The amount of time varies on the degree of involvement of the nails.
How does Fungus Nail laser treatment work?
Fungus nail treatment is a revolutionary means to cure fungal nail infections, in a patient-friendly, quick and effective way, utilizing GentleYAG laser light. The laser has no effect on healthy tissue and healthy nail would be visible within weeks. The Laser light heats evenly throughout the depth of the affected nail and skin tissue, effectively weakening and killing the parasitic fungi which have infected the nail. Deep, pulse-profile heating of the nail bed stimulates the killing of parasitic fungus. The natural growth and immune processes of the body are then able to restore the nail to its pristine state. Compared to traditional methods, the effects of laser light spread evenly throughout the tissue and are not subject to either the limits of chemical diffusion, as are topical or the induction of hepatoxic side effects, as is the case with oral medications.