What is laser treatment?
Do you have yellow, thick, brittle toenails that are embarrassing when exposed? If you answered yes, you may be showing signs of nail fungus. Nail fungus, otherwise known as Onychomycosis, is a common fungal infection of the toenail that affects many people. A few common causes of Onychomycosis are family genetics, shoes and socks that don't allow enough air flow and sharing communal facilities such as a fitness center and public showers. Nail fungus can also be passed from person to person. There are several treatments for Onychomycosis including oral medications, topical antifungals, surgical removal, and one of our newest treatments, Genesis Plus laser treatment. Many of our patients prefer laser treatment for their fungal nails and plantar warts because there is no medications or anesthesia involved.
How does it work with fungal nails?
Our laser treatments require no anesthesia and can usually take up to 10-15 minutes depending on how many fungal nails need to be treated. There are a total of two laser treatments within a six week time frame. Our Genesis Plus laser generates enough heat to penetrate the fungus and other pathogens found underneath the nail tissue. Once the fungal nail is penetrated, a new healthy nail will begin to grow out. To prevent the fungal infection from recurring, we dispense antifungal foot spray to spray into your closed toe shoes which you can purchase at Toetallyfeet.com. Every patient who has laser treatment will also receive a free shoe sterilization treatment, an estimated $45.00 value! Our shoe sterilization process is an 8 minute process that uses ultraviolet lights to minimize shoe odors and kill fungus causing bacteria. Your feet will feel clean, fresh and healthy after every laser treatment visit. You can also purchase our antifungal topical to apply morning & evening after showering on Toetallyfeet.com.
Before and after pictures of our patients in between laser treatments:Before Treatment After 6 weeks of 1st Treatment Before Treatment After 6 weeks of 1st Treatment
How does it work with plantar warts?
Similar to our fungal laser treatments, plantar warts will only take 10-15 minutes according to the severity of the condition and require absolutely no anesthesia. What sets the laser wart treatment apart is the ability to provide more heat to the infected area by creating a "zapping" motion. Otherwise the same treatment process is applied.
Watch the video below to learn more about Genesis Plus Laser Treatments!