Onychomycosis – Fotona

Nail fungus, also known as onychomycosis, is a bacterial infection that can be embarrassing and aesthetically undesirable. If you suffer from thickened, discolored, and dull nail beds due to this condition, a Fotona laser treatment at Generations Family Practice Wellness Center in Cary, NC can restore your nails’ beautiful, healthy appearance.

Restore the Naturally Healthy, Beautiful State of Your Nails

If your nails are frequently exposed to warm, moist environments, you are at a higher risk for developing onychomycosis. This infection often starts as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your fingernails and toenails. Fortunately, our laser-based treatments from Fotona can be used to treat nail fungus and prevent it from reoccurring.

When left untreated, onychomycosis can penetrate deeper into the skin and cause deformities. So if you wish to maintain the appearance of naturally healthy, beautiful nails, we can help you get rid of nail fungus safely and gently.

How Does Laser Treatment for Onychomycosis Work?

Fotona’s laser treatment for nail fungus is a simple yet highly-effective solution. The treatment uses the power of nd:YAG lasers to target your infected nail and skin tissues. The heat from the laser treatment successfully weakens and kills nail fungi while triggering the body’s natural healing response. As a result, the healthy, beautiful state of your nails is restored.

Our laser treatments for nail fungus are gentle yet effective. There’s no need to worry about pain, side effects, or any inconvenience. Laser energy from the treatment evenly heats and penetrates the affected nail and skin tissues, killing parasitic fungi in just a few sessions.

Why Choose Fotona Laser Treatments for Nail Fungus?

Fungal infections represent a majority of all toenail problems and can significantly affect your self-image. But thanks to laser treatments, onychomycosis is no longer a persistent health and cosmetic issue. You can expect healthy, beautiful nails to grow after getting laser-based treatments from our wellness center.

No Risk of Side Effects

With laser treatment for nail fungus, there’s no need to worry about side effects and potential risks of liver damage. Unlike oral medicines for nail fungus, the treatment is suitable for virtually everyone and poses no risk of adverse side effects. The treatment does not involve chemicals and ingredients that may cause complications in young children, unborn babies, or lactating women.

Treatments Are Quick and Convenient

Laser treatments for nail fungus using the Fotona laser system are quick and convenient. At our office, treatment sessions take less than an hour. The laser energy used in the treatment fully targets and kills the bacteria that cause nail fungus. You won’t feel any discomfort, pain, or irritation.

You Get Superior Results

Laser treatment for nail fungus is the safest, fastest, and most effective way to restore the health and beauty of your nails. Using the power of heat, the treatment stimulates your body’s healing response. Over time, you can expect your nails to grow back healthy and reveal a more beautiful, pristine state.

With our laser treatment, you can expect to achieve long-lasting results that topical medication typically cannot achieve. It may take up to a year for entirely clear, healthy nails to grow, but you can rest assured that you’ll once again feel confident and happy about your nails’ appearance.

What Happens During Laser Onychomycosis Treatments?

All laser treatments at our wellness center are performed with your safety and comfort in mind. We use the Fotona laser system to deliver energy into the affected nail beds and target parasitic fungus. The Fotona laser system evenly spreads controlled heat throughout your affected nail and skin tissues.

Filing Down the Nail

To start your treatment, we will carefully file down the affected nails. You may notice that bacterial infections can cause your nails to become deformed, thickened, and overgrown. Filing down your nails into a more appropriate size and thickness will prepare them for the treatment.

This first step will ensure that laser light can evenly and fully penetrate your affected nails to kill fungi.

Administering Laser Pulses Over the Nails

Once your nails are ready for exposure to laser energy, we will administer laser pulses in a circular motion to cover the entire nail and fully eliminate the fungi. We will treat all your nails and overlap some of the laser beams to ensure that all bacteria are eliminated.

During this stage of the treatment, you can expect to feel gentle, warm sensations.

Exposing Skin Tissues to Laser Energy

Lastly, to ensure that all parasitic fungi are eliminated, we will also expose the perimeter of the nail bed and some of the skin around your fingers or toes to laser energy. The final step of the treatment prevents nail fungus from coming back.

For the best results, laser onychomycosis treatments must be performed at least four times, with each treatment scheduled one week apart. We will treat all of your nails and infected skin tissue to ensure the success of the laser treatment.

Enhance Your Health and Beauty With Our Innovative Laser Treatments

Acute or recurrent nail fungus can cause frustration, discomfort, and lack of self-confidence. Do topical treatments and oral medications fail to restore the health and beauty of your nails? You can rely on our laser treatments here at Generations Family Practice Wellness Center in Cary, NC. We have health and beauty experts who will listen to all your concerns and help you feel your best through our advanced cosmetic treatments.