Toenail and fingernail fungus is unattractive and can be painful. When you wear shoes and socks, your feet may create a warm and moist environment where fungi can grow. Just about anyone can develop nail fungus if the conditions are right, but people with certain diseases such as diabetes may be more prone to the condition. Fortunately, we offer the Genesis laser for nail fungus treatment, which is an effective treatment to get rid of the fungus.
How Does It Work?
The Genesis laser targets the fungus that lives under the nail. The quick pulses of laser light pass through the nail to the fungus. It is irradiated by the laser and the surrounding nail and skin are not damaged. The treatment is performed in the comfort of our office and usually doesn’t take very long to carry out. In some cases, only one treatment is necessary. For severe cases, multiple sessions may be required.
When Will the Results Be Seen?
The fungus is killed, but the nail may still be damaged. Your nail will look normal when the damaged part has grown out and been trimmed away. Toenails grow slowly and may take up to one year to look normal. Fingernails may be quicker. After the treatment, our specialist will give you instructions for the care of your nails to get the optimum results. You may be asked to continue to apply some type of anti-fungal oil between treatments if you require more than one treatment.
After the Genesis laser nail fungus treatment, there is no real downtime required, and you can return to work or other daily activities that same day. In addition, if you have peripheral vascular disease or diabetes, you are more prone to developing nail fungus, so the fungus could grow back if the conditions are right. Fortunately, the treatment can be repeated as needed.
Genesis Laser Treatment Compared to Other Nail Fungus Treatments
In the past, topical medications were prescribed for nail fungus. These are messy and difficult to keep on the nail. They need to be applied regularly for up to one year before any results are seen, and they have a low success rate. Trimming away the damaged nail may make it look better, but it doesn’t treat the fungus. Oral fungal medications can cause liver and kidney problems and need to be taken for up to three months. Genesis laser treatment kills the fungus at the source. When the nail grows out, it should look clean and normal. The success rate is known to be very high.
You don’t need to suffer from toenail or fingernail fungus any longer. You may stop using messy creams and ointments that are not effective thanks to nail fungus treatment with the Genesis laser. Talk to our specialist the office of Dr. Michael I. Jacobs to learn more about how this innovative nail fungus treatment can improve your life. Contact us today to book your appointment at our office in New York, NY!