Nail fungus can be a very frustrating condition. Unsightly, discolored nails can lead sufferers to avoid going barefoot in a variety of situations and environments. They might eschew open-toed sandals and flip-flops, avoid public swimming, and engage in other evasive maneuvers. There are effective treatments for nail fungus, but most require lengthy treatment periods in order to cure the condition. A new treatment, lasers, may only require a single session to clear up the same. At Renewed Solutions, we are proud to offer a laser-based nail fungus treatment.
What Is It?
Laser treatment is a relatively recent innovation in the world of nail fungus treatment. We utilize a 980 nm, diffused-beam, Class IV ‘Cold Laser’ system to eradicate fungal infection in the toenail beds. The process is easy, safe, efficient, and effective. It aims to not just treat but remove the source of the infection so as to prevent any future recurrence.
How Does It Work?
The procedure is incredibly quick. The laser passes a penetrating warmth through the nail to the bed, where the fungi collect. The heat of the laser then kills the invading organism. The treatments are not painful, and there is no downtime or recovery time required. Treating a single toenail takes anywhere from two to five minutes. One treatment every five to seven weeks (up to a total of six) will be necessary to achieve a 75% cure rate, and individuals with dense nails, diabetes, and autoimmune disease may require multiple sessions. In some cases, a coexisting fungal infection is also found between the toes. These individuals will be prescribed a special antifungal cream to be administered simultaneously with the laser treatment.
Contact Us to Learn More
If you wish to learn more about nail fungus treatment, reach out to make an appointment with Renewed Solutions! Dr Hetz and his caring staff will help throw that freeloading fungus out of (your nail) bed and get you back in your flip-flops to the beach. Contact us today to schedule a consultation! We are conveniently located in Green Bay and Manitowoc, WI.