Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the toenails or fingernails, causing the nail to thicken,discolor,disfigure, and split. Without treatment, the toenails become so thick that they press against the inside of the shoes, causing pressure, irritation, and pain which can lead to infection.
Half of all nail disorders are caused by Onychomycosis, and it is the most common nail disease in adults. The incidence of Onychomycosis has been increasing and is related to Diabetes, a suppressed immune system, trauma, and increasing age.
Sadly, Onychomycosis is an infection that is very difficult to treat, The problem is that it is an infection that goes deep within the nail into the nail bed. Topical Medications have to be applied twice a day for 6-8 months with a success rate of only 10%. Oral Medications increases your success to around 50% but are metabolized in the liver and blood work monitoring is necessary.
FINALLY THERE IS HOPE...
The Q-Clear™ Laser is now FDA Approved for the treatment of Toenail Fungus. The Q-clear laser is a Q-Switched Nd/YAG laser which is one of the most advanced dermatological lasers currently available. In 3 to 10 billionths of a second, impulses of high power laser energy pass through the nail with no damage to the nail or surrounding skin killing the fungus instantly. In the most recent clinical study, 84% of the treated patients grew out a normal looking nail after one or two treatments. This result is exceptionally higher than any oral or topical medications presently on the market.
The laser treatment will take under 10 minutes to treat both feet and there is usually no discomfort during or after the treatment. Your physician will discuss post-treatment care to avoid unsightly unwanted re-infections.
You will notice results within 3-6 months, depending on how quickly your toenails grow. New, clear growth begins to appear at the bottom portion of your nail as the diseased portion of the nail grows out.
You may return to your normal daily routine immediately after your toenail treatment, including painting your nails or pedicure treatments. Go enjoy the outdoors, play sports, exercise or just enjoy yourself. It’s time you can finally relax and not be self conscious.