This laser treatment is a revolutionary, patient-friendly method for treating onychomycosis (toenail fungus). It is a simple and effective procedure that uses the power of ND:YAG laser light to heat evenly throughout the depth of the affected nail and skin tissue, effectively weakening and killing parasitic fungi that have infected the patient’s nails.
Deep, pulse-profile heating of the nail bed stimulates the killing of parasitic fungus. The natural growth and immune processes of the body are then able to improve the condition of the nails. Compared to traditional methods, the effects of laser light spread evenly throughout the tissue and are not subject to either the limits of chemical diffusion (as are topicals) or the induction of hepatoxic side effects (as is the case with oral medications).
Treatment is usually performed four times at one-week intervals. All nails should be treated during every treatment.
Laser light can also effectively treat fungus, which has infected skin tissue.
It is not an approved treatment if you:
ClearSteps – Laser Onychomycosis Treatment: Assessment of Efficacy 12 months After Treatment and Beyond.
Jasmina Kozarev, M.D. Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2011, No.1. Read Full Text
Treatment of Onychomycosis with a Long-Pulsed ND: YAG Laser
Wanitphakdeedecha D. Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2011, No.1. Read Full Text
Novel Laser Therapy in Treatment of Onychomycosis
Kozarev J, Vižintin Z. Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2010, No.1. Read Full Text
Additional Resources: Visit the Laser and Health Academy* website for additional information.
* Individual results may vary. Consultation is required to assess client requirements.