- Safe & Effective
laser technology kills the pathogens that cause toenail fungus
- Gentle laser
light works through the nail and does not harm the nail or skin
- Proven Clinical
Results 80-85% effective
- Quick, in-office procedure
- Treatment takes only 20 minutes, walk in and walk out pain free
- No downtime from regular activities
- Shoes and nail polish can be
worn immediately after treatment
- Great alternative to prescription medications
The most common cause of brittle yellowing nails is fungal infection.
Over 35 million Americans have fungal nail infections. Fungi are dermatophytes that feed on nail keratin. These organisms
propagate in a warm, dark and moist environment. There is no better place for nail fungus to reside and infect toes than in
shoes. Infected nails have yellowing or white spots on the nails. As the infection develops, nails will get thicker, further
discolor and fracture. Progressive infection of additional nails is common.
- Thickening of the nail
- Build-up of debris under the nail
- Changes in texture,
loss of shine and clarity
- Brittleness and crumbling at the
edges of the nail
- Small separations of the nail plate from
the nail bed
The use of laser in podiatry is not new.
For years lasers have been used safely on the foot for several conditions. Although the 1064 laser is FDA approved for the
temporary clearing of nails, new lasers are now being used to treat nail fungus. These lasers have some advantages and are
approved by the FDA for many other treatments but laser treatment of nail fungus is considered an "off label use".
The ability of the 1064 laser energy to gently heat the nail bed makes it ideal
for the safe and effective desired result of nail clearing. The effects of 1064 nanometer laser energy on nail fungi are two
fold and understood in relation to cellular chemical reactions within fungal cells that are necessary for fungal growth and
survival. The photo-thermal effect changes cellular metabolism and at increased temperature (42Â°C), cell components
are damaged and metabolism is altered. The full effect of 1064 laser energy is not fully understood but there is thought to
be a photo-chemical effect that further compromises fungal cell enzymes and proteins. Lipids in cell membranes are changed
in structure and their function of protecting and regulating the internal environment of the cell becomes further compromised
resulting in fungal death and nail clearance.
with clinically treating onychomycosis have come to the conclusion that the treatment of fungal nails is a process and the
prevention of reinfection is critical to achieving success.
is an excellent choice for patients who do not want to risk taking oral medications.
|Toenail being treated with laser
|Before / After - 1 month after 1 treatment
|Before / After - 3 months after 1 treatment