Nail fungus is an unsightly problem that has traditionally been treated with oral anti fungal medications. However, these medications can have a harmful effect on the liver and require the person to have blood tests on a regular basis to make sure the liver has not been adversely affected. Many people have therefore been searching for non- chemical ways of treating Nail fungus.
There has a lot of scientific literature that has been produced recently that shows that using Laser to treat nail fungus makes a substantial difference.
At BC Laser we use lasers to treat Nail fungus. We perform treatments once a month for 3 to 4 times. Usually within 6 months the infection is eradicated. More than one treatment is usually required to give good results for this procedure.
Laser nail fungus treatments BC Laser are for men and women. To assess whether this is a suitable treatment for you, book your consultation today by calling our Surrey clinic at 604 580 2464.
The laser used at BC Laser for the treatment of nail fungus penetrates the nail plate to the right depth and destroys the nail fungus where it lives, under the nail. The laser effectively heats the nail fungus and destroys it without damaging the root of the nail or the surrounding tissues. The laser treats both fungus and yeasts thereby allowing healthy nail to grow out with time.
There have been approximately 70,000 cases performed worldwide to date in the US, UK, NZ, Australia, Europe and now Canada. Perhaps best of all is that it is more effective on both fungus and yeast and without the risks associated with the oral anti fungal medications.
The Procedure for nail fungus treatments
At least a day in advance you will be asked to trim your nails and remove all nail polish. The nails, generally all ten, will be lasered twice for the laser nail fungus treatment.
After the procedure is completed instructions are given regarding steps to be taken to avoid reinfection which include treating the skin and shoes with the appropriate antifungal agents. This is done by applying cream to the skin, spraying the shoes, and using good foot hygiene. It takes up to 12 months for the small nails and 18 months for the big toenails to clear completely.
Check up visits are performed at 6 months and 12 months at which time photographs will be taken and the nails accessed.
Post Treatment for Nail fungus treatments
Return to normal activity.
Apply anti fungal cream to the top and bottom of the feet and between the toes 2 times a day for 2 weeks. After the 2 weeks apply once a day indefinitely in the same fashion as you perform daily oral hygiene.
Spray the inside of your shoes with anti fungal spray at the end of each day.
If your feet perspire heavily consider using anti fungal powder as opposed to the cream on a daily basis.
Buy new nail clippers and files since your current pair are infected. Nail instruments may also be cleaned with a weak bleach solution.
Keep your toenails trimmed and clean. If necessary have your nails professionally trimmed about every 6 weeks.
Wear protective shoes (flip flops, etc) in public places such as hotel and athletic club showers and around swimming pools.
Avoid nail salons that do not clean their instruments properly and/or who use whirlpools.
Note: Procedure results may vary from patient to patient.