Nail fungus is the most common disease of the fingernails and toenails. Approximately 10-12 percent of people suffer from it. The infection is widespread and persistent. It causes nails to thicken and their structure to change, and can spread to the surrounding tissues, causing secondary infection. In cases of infection, the skin dries out badly, which causes it to become very sensitive and covered with dandruff, which at times results in ulcers. In certain situations, nail fungus can expand rapidly, which leads to difficulty in treating it.
The previous treatment where oral medication has been employed is not effective since it is accompanied by side effects. Local treatment is of little help as locally applied remedies do not penetrate deeply enough into the nail plate.
Laser treatment is a viable and safe solution! It effectively targets the fungus that is responsible for infection without harming the nail plate and surrounding tissues.
How do I know whether or not I suffer from nail fungus?
If Your nails look abnormal (i.e. their form has changed), or unevenly coloured with yellow stripes, or are of uneven texture, thickened, easily broken, brittle or coarse, it may be a sign that you have nail fungus. However, an accurate diagnosis can be made only after performance of bacteriological nail swab culture.
How is nail fungus laser treatment performed?
Laser treatment is a safe and quick procedure that does not require a post-procedural period. Results of the first treatment are visible in three months. Nevertheless, it takes 9-12 months for the nail plate to grow again; therefore, an assessment of the treatment effectiveness can be carried out 3-6 months after the last treatment. Your doctor will advise you on how to take care of your skin in order to achieve the best results.
How many procedures do I need?
Usually, 3-4 procedures are enough to cure persistent nail fungus. Retreatments are also performed.
At Era Esthetic laser dermatology clinic, nail fungus treatment is performed using the most modern lasers.