LASER NAIL FUNGUS (ONYCHOMYCOSIS) TREATMENT
Nail fungus, medically referred to as onychomycosis or tinea unguium, is a common condition that often initially presents as a white or yellow spot under the tip of one or more toenails or fingernails. If the fungal infection is not treated promptly it can spread, penetrating deeper into the nail and causing noticeable aesthetic deformities, such as:
- Brittle, ragged, or crumbling nails
- Thickened and/or dull nail beds
- Shape distortions of the nail
- Darkening or yellowing of the nail
- Pain in the infected fingertips or toes
- Separation of the nail from the nail bed (onycholysis)
Although anyone is susceptible to onychomycosis, patients whose nails are frequently exposed to warm, moist environments are at a higher risk for developing this aesthetically undesirable and potentially embarrassing condition. Fungal infections can be very difficult to treat, as they frequently appear to resolve with treatment from over-the-counter topical treatments, prescription oral anti-fungal medication, or prescription nail polish/cream, only to recur at a later date. Fortunately, advances in laser-based technology have led to the development of a revolutionary new way to treat nail fungus with minimal chance of recurrence and proven long-term successful treatment outcomes.
Fotona’s ClearSteps™ Onychomycosis Treatment is a simple, yet highly-effective technique that harnesses the power of Nd:YAG laser energy to send penetrating heat evenly throughout the infected nail and skin tissue. This serves to weaken and kill the parasitic fungi causing the nail infection while simultaneously triggering the body’s natural growth and immune processes, which then spring into action to restore the nail to its naturally healthy, beautiful state. ClearSteps™ Onychomycosis Treatment has been shown to produce more lasting results than can be achieved with limited-efficacy topical treatments without causing the side effects typically associated with oral anti-fungal medications.
The benefits of these new and improved fungus removal techniques can only be optimized when administered by expert laser technicians with the requisite training and knowledge to safely and successfully employ advanced laser applications, such as the skillful medical team at Rejuvenate Medical Spa, located in Encino, California. As the only practice in the greater Los Angeles area equipped with this cutting edge laser technology, Rejuvenate Medical Spa is the optimal treatment center for patients seeking discrete, prompt, and effective onychomycosis treatment. During your initial consultation, Medical Director Bijan Farah, MD will conduct a thorough medical assessment, and provide you with a customized onychomycosis treatment plan that incorporates Fotona’s state-of-the-art laser technology and is designed to safely and efficiently clear up your fungal infection without damaging the surface of your skin.
THE FUNGUS REMOVAL PROCEDURE
The ClearSteps™ fungal removal treatment can be completed on an outpatient basis in three quick and easy steps:
- Dr. Farah will file down the infected nail(s), allowing the light energy from the laser to fully penetrate into the affected treatment site.
- Dr. Farah will then administer the Nd:YAG laser pulses in a circular pattern over the entire surface area of the nail—during this step you may feel a slight heating sensation throughout the nail; however, you should not experience any pain or discomfort.
- During the final phase of treatment, Dr. Farah will target the Nd:YAG laser pulses around the perimeter of the nail bed and the skin tissue of the infected finger(s) or toe(s). This step helps to eliminate parasitic fungus that has spread beyond the nail bed and serves to prevent the infection from recurring.
Your ClearSteps™ fungal treatment will likely be administered during four separate treatment sessions spaced at one-week intervals. Fotona’s laser light-based treatments may also be utilized to successfully resolve fungal infections that have infected skin tissue on the feet, hands, or other sites on the body.
CONTACT REJUVENATE MEDICAL SPA
Our goal at Rejuvenate Medical Spa is to ensure that each and every patient receives customized treatments designed to meet their individual aesthetic goals, correct any pressing cosmetic concerns, and enhance their natural beauty. All procedures at Rejuvenate Medical Spa are overseen by our Medical Director, Dr. Bijan Farah, who is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine, and has been practicing medicine for nearly 40 years. Dr. Farah understands that importance of having well-informed patients, and will take the time to thoroughly review all of your onychomycosis options and procedural details so that you are completely comfortable and confident going into your treatment session.
If you are suffering from an acute or recurrent fungal infection, and are interested in learning more about the advanced anti-fungal laser treatments available at Rejuvenate Medical Spa, please contact our office today. We look forward to speaking with you and to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Farah!