Toenail Fungus Laser San Francisco

Toenail Fungus Laser Treatment

Bay Area Foot Care’s laser treatment centers in the San Francisco Bay Area use the leading toenail fungus laser treatment practices. These practices were established with the goal of effectively eliminating the embarrassment of toenail fungus (Onychomycosis) through a cutting-edge laser treatment.

toenail fungusBay Area Foot Care providers are offering a safer treatment option with laser technology. GenesisPlus is a 1064 nm laser that emits tiny pulses of light that pass through the toenail to the fungus underneath. The fungus is irradiated without any damage to the surrounding nail or skin. It works through a combination of photo-inactivation of fungus cells (the wavelength of light causes the fungal cells to shut down) and raising the temperature of the nail plate and nail bed to destroy infected nail cells. The treatment process only takes about twenty minutes for five to ten nails. It requires no surgery and no anesthetics. Immediately following the procedure your nail may feel warm for a few minutes. Most patients resume normal activities immediately and will not require any sort of recovery time afterward. The laser treatment of nail fungus is 60-65% effective at clearing fungal infection from fingernails and toenails after only one treatment.

Nail fungus is a common condition estimated to affect up to 10% of the population worldwide. Because nail fungus is embedded inside the nail and is difficult to reach, treatment for nail fungus can often require harsh medication or chemical treatments. Nail fungus is one of the primary reasons people visit podiatrists. It can be picked up easily in locker rooms, at swimming pools, and in other places where ubiquitous moisture and people walking around barefoot combine to create an ideal setting for fungal infections to thrive. Men have a higher chance of developing nail fungus than women, and the most susceptible are adults over the age of 60, people suffering from diabetes, people with circulation problems, and people with weakened immune systems.

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