MLS Laser Therapy
Reduce Inflammation. Relieve Pain. Restore Mobility.
Henderson Podiatry uses MLS Laser Therapy to treat a variety of conditions such as:
How does MLS Laser Therapy work?
MLS stands for Multi-Wave Locked System. It uses two wavelengths at once to treat the affected area. One wave length targets pain while the other targets inflammation. The laser stimulates cellular activity, helping to accelerate the healing process.
What can you expect?
The MLS Laser is FDA approved and has no known negative side effects. The laser is a cold laser, meaning it does not emit heat and is painless. Each session lasts approximately 10-15 minutes. While some patients report relief after just one treatment, the therapy has a cummulative effect. Approximately 90% of patients report positive results after the third treatment. Our doctors typically recommends six sessions for an acute condition, and twelve sessions for a chronic condition. Ask your doctor at your next appointment how many would be appropriate for your condition.
Patient Success Stories:
The MLS laser is proven to enhance the healing process after surgery. Below are pictures of actual results from one of our patients who used MLS laser therapy to speed up their recovery time.
Cutera Laser Treatment
What is fungal 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 shoes and socks that don 't allow enough air flow, not completely drying feet after bathing, sharing communal facilities such as a fitness center, public showers and wearing nail polish for an extended period of time. 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 because there is no medication or anesthesia involved.
How does it work with fungal nails?
Our laser treatment requires no anesthesia and can take up to 10-15 minutes depending on how many nails need to be treated. Two treatments are given six weeks apart.. 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 spray for your closed toe shoes . Every patient who has laser treatment will also receive a free shoe sterilization treatment, an estimated $45.00 value! The shoe sterilization is an 8 minute process that uses ultraviolet light to minimize shoe odors and kill fungus -causing bacteria. It is recommended that you apply a topical antifungal between the two laser sessions to prevent any additional fungal from forming beneath the nails.
Before and after pictures of our patients with laser :
After 6weeks of 1st Treatment
After 6weeks of 1st Treatment
How does it work with plantar warts?
Similar to our fungal laser treatments, plantar warts will only take 5-10 minutes according to the severity of the condition and require just a topical ice pack to numb the area. The wavelength of light emitted by the laser is absorbed by the wart and converted into thermal energy thereby destroying the lesion. Our protocol is 3 treatments spaced one month apart. Most patient see resolution after two. For more information on this advanced treatment for plantar warts, please call our office at (717) 464-5603.