What is Nail Fungus?

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Laser light from GenesisPlus passes through the nail and the surrounding tissue. The laser light is absorbed by pigment in the fungi, which causes the pigment to heat, and this heat kills or damages the fungal organism. This can result in your nail growing normally.


Post-Treatment Guidelines

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Before your treatment:

Remove nail polish

Ensure nails are trimmed and clean thoroughly with a nail brush

Spray all shoes with any-fungal spray or disinfectant (Lysol). Continue weekly for at least 4 weeks.

Do not apply topical or antifungal cream or powder for 2 days prior to treatment

After your treatment:

To help prevent re-infection

Wear clean socks/shoes after treatment

Wash sheets, disinfect shower/bath and vacuum carpets day of treatment

Apply anti-fungal cream or spray to entire sole of foot, in between and on top of every toe twice a day for approximately 2 weeks (sever athlete’s foot infections may require longer)

Apply antifungal powder or spray to all shoes at least once a week for at least 4 weeks

Do not walk barefoot in public places (pool, gym, etc.)

Keep nails trimmed and cleaned (disinfect instruments after each use)

Nail polish may be applied 24 hours after treatment

Toenails may take 9-12 months and fingernails may take 6-9 months to grow out

Severely infected nails may take longer


Q&A

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What does the procedure feel like?

  -The doctor will direct the laser at the infected nails several times to ensure maximum effectiveness. During the procedure, you will experience mild warmth on the surface of the toe with a small hot pinch at the end that resolves quickly. Pain medication is not required and most patients find the procedure comfortable.


What can you expect?

  -The treatment involves passing the laser beam over the infected nails and surrounding skin. A single treatment session takes approximately 40 minutes to treat 5-10 nails. Treatment times will vary depending on how severely each digit is infected. Most patients show improvement after one treatment.