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Nail Fungus

Nail fungus is a fungal infection of the toenails and fingernails also known as Onychomycosis.  The condition is common and affects about 20% of the population globally. Toenails are more commonly infected by fungal infections compared to fingernails. Nail fungus causes nails to thicken,  discolor and distorts the shape of the infected nail, making it brittle and sometimes can crumble from the edges.

Nail fungus is particularly hard to remove using OTC anti-fungal creams and oral medications typically because the fungal infection grows beneath the infected nail’s surface. It may take several months to show signs of improvement and continuous usage of OTC treatments may also cause serious side effects. Therefore, it is best to consider laser nail fungus treatment which is a much more quick, painless and affective approach.

How Does It Work?

Genesis Plus is a patented plus structure Nd:YAG 1064nm laser approved by the FDA. The laser beam is quickly absorbed by the pigments in the fungi under the nail. It causes fungi pigments to heat up. The heat kills and destroys the fungal organism, thereby permitting the nail to grow normally.

The treatment takes about 15 to 30 minutes. The time frame may vary depending on the severity of the nail fungal infection and the areas infected. For best results, three or more treatments are recommended. To give you a realistic estimation of the time and treatments you may need and where you are a good candidate for this procedure, we recommend you to get a complimentary consultation from our expert first.

How long does it take for Results to Show?

The results are not immediate. It may take 6-12 months for toenails to grow out. Remember toenail grow slowly- especially if they have been infected by fungus. So, patience is the key. As your nail grows out you will see it is both healthy and clear.

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