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Nail fungus

Nail fungus, also called onychomycosis, is a common condition estimated to affect up to 10% of the population worldwide. It can cause nails to become yellow or discolored. As the infection advances the nail can become thick, brittle and separate from the nail bed. It can also cause pain when wearing shoes or walking. This is often a chronic condition that may become resistant to treatment. There are multiple modalities that can help to improve or possibly cure nail fungus but none are guaranteed to work 100%. Treatment options are OTC topical anti-fungul creams, tables that have to be taken by mouth and latest option is laser treatment. Over the counter creams althouth readily available but have very low cure rate. Tables have about 70%-80% cure rate but have multiple side effects, therefore monthly doctor’s visits with follow up blood tests are required.*

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ND Yag1064 Laser Genesis treatmen fort fornail fungus requires one to several safe sessions with little or no discomfort and is performed as an outpatient service with no anesthesia. The gentle laser light beam has no harmful effects on healthy tissue and targets only the infected area of the nail..*

frequently asked questions*

What is Laser Genesis?
Genesis is a Nd:YAG 1064nm laser that has a safe and effective solution for the treatment of nail infection (onychomycosis), more commonly known as toenail fungus.

What causes nail infection?
Dermatophytes are the fungi most commonly responsible for causing this condition. They are specialized organisms that live off of keratin which is the main component of nails and skin. The most common fungi that cause nail infection disease are Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, and Candida albicans. Everyone is at risk for infection because fungus is present everywhere in the environment.

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What are the symptoms of nail infection?
You may be suffering from nail infection (onychomycosis) if you have one or more of the following symptoms: Discolored nails Yellow streaks under the nail Distorted or thickened nails Brittle, crumbly or ragged nail Nails separated from the underlying skin Buildup of debris (nail fragments, skin) under the nail White spots or streaks on the nail surface

Is the laser treatment is painful?
The laser light beam does not harm the nail or surrounding skin. While some patients may experience mild discomfort from the heat the laser generates, usually the treatment is painless, and there is never a need for anesthesia.

How long the treatment takes?*
On average, our appointments last less than an hour and the vast majority of our patients require only one treatment. Whether you have one nail with fungus or more, Dr.Vafa carefully treats all ten toe nails to ensure that pathogens are vaporized. We are committed to providing the best quality laser treatment available to every one of our patients.

Does it really work?*
Thousands of patients have now been treated throughout the world. Results are showing that the vast majority of treated patients show significant improvement and in most cases, fungal nails are completely cured. Clear and beautiful toenails can be a reality for you!

How soon will I see improvement?
On average, a toenail will replace itself every 9-12 months. Healthy new growth will be visible within the first 3 months as your nails continue to grow. The laser treatment will not cause your toenails to discolor or fall off. *

Is the treatment safe?
In the hundreds of patients we have treated there have been NO adverse reactions, injuries, disabilities or known side effects associated with laser treatment. As you may know, oral medication available today for treating toenail fungus carries with it possible serious health risks (commonly the liver and kidneys). The laser treatment for toenail fungus has no known side effects.*

Can I walk after the treatment?
Yes - the treatment does not harm you in any way. You will be able to put on your shoes and walk out of the office, just as well as you walked in. You can wear shoes and pedicures are not prohibited after laser treatment.*

Is the treatment expensive?
Nail fungus treatment and toenail fungus treatment are considered aesthetic and therefore is not covered by insurance plans; however treatment is affordable. The cost for many patients is LESS expensive than prescription medications they have tried in the past, often without success. We offer several payment options and our staff will be happy to answer any questions you have.

Following post procedure care is recommended to prevent re-infection:*

  • Wear clean shoes/socks home after treatment
  • Wash sheets, disinfect shower/bath and vacuum carpets day of treatment
  •  Apply anti-fungal cream 2X per day for approximately 2 weeks to 3+ months
    depending severity of the infection
  •  Apply anti-fungal powder to all shoes at least 1x per week for at least 1+ month
  • Keep nails trimmed and cleaned (disinfecting instruments after each use)
  •  Do not walk barefoot in public places (pool, gym, etc.)
  •  Nail polish may be applied 24 hours after treatment
  •  Number of treatments will depend on severity of the Onychomycosis / Toenail Fungus
  •  The average time interval between treatments is 4-6 weeks
  • Due to slow nail growth, results may not be noticeable for 3+ months
  • Toenails may take 9-12+ months and fingernails may take 6-9+ months to grow out
  • Severely infected nails may take longer
  •  Cold gel packs or cool compresses may be applied post-treatment on hot spots

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Results and duration of effect may vary, no guaranty of specific results can be given. Degree of side effects may vary, for full disclosure please read consent for the procedure before your treatment... The content on this website is provided for informational purposes only, and is not intended in any way to substitute professional medical advice during an in office consultation and examination by the physician. Any photos from this web site with text “Property of Dermacare Medical PC” on them are not allowed to be copied and reprinted in any way without written permission from Dermacare Medical PC, New York, NY.

 

 

 

* results can vary based on individual conditions

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