The laser radiation wavelength of 1064 nm enables the device to treat and prevent the development of nail fungus, and has a direct effect on the mycelium, consisting of a network of hyphae – tightly intertwined fine filamentary tubules.
It is the hyphae that support the vital activity of dermatophytes and other pathogenic fungi that affect the nails, by ensuring the absorption of fluid and nutrients..
Indications for use:
The need for thermal deactivation of additional pathogens, such as:
fungi of various origins, requiring deep warming of the nail and nail bed
The procedure is performed using a specialized fibre tool with a focusing tip.
Exposure to long-pulse laser radiation of 1064 nm wavelength provides deep heating of the nail and nail bed, causing the lysis of the final mould and the thermal deactivation of possible additional pathogens (e.g., Staphylococcus aureus, mould fungi with low proteinase activity – aspergilli, cephalosporia, penicillin fungi).
Anaesthesia is not used, as the patient does not experience pain and burning sensations due to the therapeutic effect of the laser: heat accumulates smoothly (a pulsed laser beam heats the nail plate to a predetermined temperature in 3–10 minutes depending on its thickness).
The course of treatment ranges from 1 to 8 procedures with an interval between them from a week to two months, depending on the degree of nail damage.
In severe cases, after the laser treatment, local antifungal treatment at home is recommended in order to achieve a more stable result and prevent recurrent fungal infection.
The advantages of laser treatment of nail fungus are:
no need for anaesthesia;
no side effects;
no visible damage to the treated nail or the skin around the nail.