Nail Fungus Laser Treatment - Podiatrist in Oakland, East Bay and San Francisco, CA - Richard Lavigna, DPM

Podiatrist Dr. Richard Lavigna of Advanced Foot Clinic discusses Laser Therapy for Fungal Toenails.

Nail Fungus Treatment
What is Toenail fungus?
Toenail fungus will often occur in adults and can be contracted in a variety of ways including contact with others (i.e. pedicures, manicures), recovery after a nail injury, or even by wearing “closed toe” footwear. However contracted, it is a medical condition and is an infection to the nail where left untreated may permanently damage the nail or spread to other nails or surrounding skin. Toenail fungus is also known as “Onychomycosis” and typical symptoms associated with this disorder may include:
• Change in color of the nail
• The nail is weak often being brittle or ragged in appearance
• Nail appears to be misshaped or easily separated
• Lack of luster or shine to the nail
• General thickening of the nail in comparison with other nails
Over-the-counter creams and ointments generally are not effective in the treatment of nail fungus. Prescription medicines for fingernail and toenail fungus need 6-9 months to treat this condition and are only successful in about 50% of the patients and have numerous contraindications and medical side effects (i.e. liver, kidneys). Even if your present healthcare provider removes the nail completely it may take well over (12) months for the fingernail or toenail to grow back.
A Better Solution: GenesisPlus™ Laser Therapy
There is a better way to treat toenail fungus that is quick, easy, safe and effective which targets and treats the source of the fungus. New laser light therapies treat the fungus in a safe and comfortable manner without the need of prescription drug therapies. Clear nail growth will be observed following 1-2 fifteen minute laser sessions and will destroy the targeted fungus to eliminate or reduce the possibility of spreading to surrounding nails or skin.
GenesisPlus™ is the only FDA cleared laser application for the effective treatment of nail fungus (onychomycosis) for all individuals. GenesisPlus™ emits light energies that pass through the toenail and directly targets and treats the fungus underneath without any damage to the surrounding nail or skin. There is absolutely no discomfort and patients may resume all normal activities after the treatment. Depending on the severity of the fungus, you shouldn’t need more than one session. Results happen immediately as growth of the nail will now be clear and without distortion. GenesisPlus™ also addresses other indications of the toes and feet, including plantar warts, surgical scar revision and remodeling, and other types of dermatological or aesthetic conditions.

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