Laser treatment of nail fungus

Лазерное лечение грибка ногтей

Laser treatment of nail fungus (onychomycosis)

To date, the number of people with different types of fungal infections increases. Just a few years ago, the average percentage of infection was approximately 10% of the total population, it is now their number has doubled. The most dangerous of all types of mycotic lesions is fungus on the nails (onychomycosis), which in 80% of cases affects the toenails.

The procedure is performed with the help of a specialized fiber with the focusing tool tip. Initially, a short pulse which creates mikrokavitatsiyu acoustic and shock wave through 1064, which leads to bonding spores, mycelium rupture the outer shell, and coagulation. Subsequent exposure has long pulse provides a more efficient and deep heating of the nail and nail bed, thus causing lysis of the final mold and thermal deactivation potential additional pathogens. During the procedure, anesthesia is not used, because the patient does not feel pain and burning sensation: heat builds up smoothly (pulsed laser beam heats the nail plate to a predetermined temperature for 3-10 minutes depending on the thickness).

The course is from 1 to 8 treatments at intervals of 1 week to 2 months, depending on the extent of the nail. In exceptional cases, after laser treatment recommended local antimycotic treatment at home in order to achieve a stable result and prevention of repeated fungal infection.

The advantages of laser treatment of nail fungus:

  • Safety procedures
  • There is no need for anesthesia
  • No side effects
  • No visible damage to the treated nail and the skin around the nail

Laser treatment of nail fungus approved by FDA. In recent clinical studies 81% of patients who received laser treatment of nail fungus showed a clear improvement in nail 12 after two months of treatment. This result is better than the results of oral antifungal agents that are taken within three months, with some risk of side effects.

The image shows the results of laser treatment of nail fungus with the use of a laser apparatus ACT 1064. The course of treatment was 4 treatments of 30 minutes, with an interval of 1 month. Indications thermograms indicate improving blood flow and heat transfer “before” and “after” processing laser nail plate.

Laser treatment of nail fungus

The results of laser treatment of nail fungus

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