Onychomycosis – laser treatment options

Yellow, brittle, discolored nails can be very unattractive, but onychomycosis or nail fungus, is a problem that affects approximately 14% of the American population. The failure of traditional methods to adequately remedy the problem, has resulted in the emergence of several onychomycosis laser treatment options. Clear Choice by Alma Lasers is one of the most innovative solutions.

Onychomycosis is a fungal nail infection that can affect the nails of the hands or the feet, but the toenails are more often affected. This is due to the fact that the feet are often in shoes or socks, and the limited ventilation often makes the feet susceptible to mold and fungi.

Nail fungus is not very easy to treat, and some people end up living with the condition for years without any relief. However, this is not a good scenario, as onychomycosis can lead to nail loss, resulting in functional difficulties that can impact walking and standing. Conventional treatments include topical creams and oral medication, but these often fail to produce long-lasting results.

Laser treatment for Nail fungus
Onychomycosis  laser  treatment has been clinically proven to effectively clear nails.  Laser technology works quickly, and delivers results that are superior to other methods.

The nail fungus laser is successful in areas where traditional methods such as oral medication and topical creams have failed. With this method, you can expect to see real, consistent results. Laser treatment also significantly reduces the chances of recurrences, which is a very real problem for people with nail fungus.

Clear Choice
Clear Choice by Alma Lasers is  a distinctiveonychomycosis laser treatment, and the fact that it utilizes dual technologies makes it unique. It is powered by both the Q-switched ND:Yag and the Long Pulsed ND:Yag lasers. This dual action ensures that the nail fungus is completely destroyed during treatment.

Typically, it takes 3-4 sessions to destroy the fungus, and each session lasts for about 20 minutes. Patients generally notice immediate improvement in the appearance of the nail, but the full effects won’t be seen until the nail grows out in the ensuing months.Clear Choice has a high repetition rate, and this allows it to work faster.

With laser treatment, you can expect to see improvement immediately after the first treatment. However, it will take about 4 sessions to completely destroy the fungus. After this, the nail will take some time to completely grow out, and then you will see a clearer nail in place. There are generally no side-effects associated with the laser treatment, and the procedure is not considered painful.