Fotona SP Dynamis is a highly innovative dual-wavelength machine that allows Dr. Torgerson to offer a comprehensive range of laser treatments for the entire body. One of the exciting new procedures that we will be offering is nail fungus treatments. Onychomycosis is a common condition that develops in the nails of the feet (more commonly) and hands.
Prior to laser treatments for nail fungus, oral prescription medications were employed as the method of action for treatments. These treatment plans proved to be slow in their effectiveness and often yielded unwanted side effects. Laser nail fungus treatments can provide immediate relief for patients who suffer from this condition.
Nail fungus is a bacterial infection in the nails of the hands and feet. Nail fungus occurs with the overpopulation of yeast and mold bacteria in the nail and surrounding areas. These microbes are part of the dermatophytes strand, which means they are a form of fungi bacteria. They can regenerate rapidly, and if left untreated, they can cause unwanted side effects. Thankfully, fungi bacteria are sensitive to laser light therapy, and their microorganisms can be effectively weakened with the Nd:YAG laser at high temperatures. Fungal spores are destroyed at 60°C.
Fotona Nd:YAG laser is delivered to the deeper layers of the nail bed and surrounding tissues. The affected tissue cells are targeted by decreasing the activity in the fungal spores, causing them to degenerate. Fotona SP Dynamis safely delivers controlled heat to the treatment area without causing harm to the unaffected tissue and surrounding structures. Nd:YAG laser is delivered in controlled high temperatures under Fotona’s unique wavelength and depth setting. This allows practitioners to destroy the fungus in the nail comfortably and effectively without causing any harm to the patient. Nd:YAG laser is fatal to fungi organisms that are sensitive to light and experience cell death upon delivery of laser light.
Fotona Nd:YAG micro-pulses of laser light are transmitted directly to the deep layers of the infected nail and surrounding tissue. Patients may experience some heat during laser deliver, but in general, they do not feel any pain or discomfort during treatments. Toronto nail fungus treatments are comfortable. Patients can resume their normal activities immediately after treatments. Nail fungus is highly contagious, so precautionary steps are recommended to avoid spreading or infecting the treated nails.
Fotona nail fungus laser treatments are repeated every week for a period of 3 to 4 weeks. Treatments are quick and can be completed in less than 20 minutes.
Fotona nail fungus laser treatments are increasing in popularity in laser podiatry practices. Patients can now receive quick and easy treatments to remove this unsightly condition of the fingernails and toenails. Laser therapy for onychomycosis is a great way to treat nail fungus without surgery or medications.
If you are concerned about nail fungus or think you have a nail fungus condition, contact our office to schedule your complimentary consultation. See if laser therapy is the solution for your nail fungus concerns.