Nail fungus is a very common infection in the society, and it is a disease that causes a serious cosmetic defect with an unhealthy nail appearance, especially in summer, and it is a tedious process that can take years to treat.
Of course, as in every branch of medicine, thanks to the developments in laser technologies, look how we can provide solutions…
In recent years, the discovery that the nail root can be treated with lasers that can penetrate deep tissues has enabled the solution of a serious problem without side effects. The procedure is completely painless, safe and has no side effects.
The bad appearance of the toenails caused by the fungus creates a problem, walking around in public wearing slippers, the anxiety that the image will be noticed in the beaches and pools becomes a fearful dream for people with nail fungus. In addition, the widespread use of common areas such as pools, saunas and hotel bathrooms in summer also poses a risk for the transmission of the current infection to others.
In the treatment of nail fungus, drugs should be taken orally for at least 3 months. These drugs can affect liver function. Drug effectiveness is around 70%. On the other hand, the treatments developed with laser are both more effective and do not cause any side effects on the liver and other organs.
How is laser treatment performed? What is the mechanism of action?
With the newly developed laser that can reach the nail bed, it offers effective and safe treatment at the source by focusing on the problem area selectively. Treatment begins by sending the energy under the skin without spreading on the surface and without damaging the nail or skin directly.
How long does laser nail fungus treatment take?
Treatment times take only 10-20 minutes, depending on the number of infected nails.
Will there be pain during the treatment?
Patients usually feel a warmth and tolerate it without the need for anesthesia.
How many sessions are needed?
As you can be treated in 2-4 sessions, the number of sessions may vary depending on the severity of the infection.
When will the treatment result be received?
No significant change is observed immediately after the treatment. Since toenails grow more slowly, it may take 6-12 months for the infected nail to regain its natural color and recover.
Will the infection occur again?
Such a risk exists. In time, the infection can be re-infected in humid places such as pools and saunas. Such situations should be avoided.
When can nail polish or polish be applied?
Nail polish or polish can be applied 24 hours after the procedure.
How is it different from other methods?
While oral medications for 3 months can cause serious problems in your liver, it is not a 100% effective treatment. Likewise, nail clippings and creams require 12 months of application and respond to treatment with a low percentage. Compared to the long-lasting, painful and painful methods mentioned above, the laser system offers an effective, fast, easy, economical and safe treatment option.