Why Choosing A Nail Fungus Laser Treatment Makes Sense

Nail fungus can make your nail, hard, thick, and unsightly, but you don’t have to live with it forever, nail fungus laser treatment makes it possible to zap discolored nails quickly, and effectively.  So there is no need to hide those toenails any longer. Clearer nails can be yours with laser treatment.

Nail fungus also known as onychomycosis is an infection of the nail, usually the toenail, which is caused by fungi. It can often be difficult to treat, and many people go for years without getting relief from the condition, that’s why laser treatment is such a welcome alternative.

Choosing laser treatment for nail fungus makes sense because oral medications have some serious side-effects, and this makes lasers a safer choice. In addition, lasers have a much higher success rate than the conventional prescription medication. It is also more cost effective, because it is a quick procedure that can be done in-office.

If you are looking for a nail fungus laser treatment that works, then ClearChoice by Alma Lasers is by far one of the most effective nail restoration systems. The success of ClearChoice laser system is due to its dual approach to nail fungus treatment.

ClearChoice uses a combination of 2 intense Yag laser technologies, namely, the Q-Switched ND: Yag and the Long Pulsed ND: yag.  Yag lasers are very effective for a number of skin issues, including removal unwanted hair and clearing nail fungus.

The Q-Switched ND: Yag is a laser that emits near infrared laser light.  The light penetrates the nail, targeting the fungus that is on the nail bed. The laser light destroys the fungus on impact. While no immediate difference is noticeable, change will become apparent as the nail grows out over the next couple of months, and will be clear when the nail has completely regrown.

The Long Pulsed ND: Yag uses an infrared wavelength of 1064nm that passes through the toenail to the fungus beneath. As it penetrates the nail plate, it kills the fungus and inhibits further fungal growth.

The nail fungus laser treatment is not considered painful, and patients can generally return to regular activities immediately. Depending on the thickness of the nail, treatment time lasts for about 20 to 30 minutes. The procedure kills the fungus, but leaves the skin and toenail intact. In order to prevent a reoccurrence of the condition, patients that are prone to the condition should adopt preventative strategies.