Laser Treatment of Fungal Nail Disease
Half of all Americans are infected with toenail fungus (onychomycosis) by the age of 70. This condition not only poses a cosmetic issue, causing nail discoloration and deformity, but also can have a serious impact on quality of life, causing pain while walking and creating a social stigma that can inhibit routine activities, such as wearing open toed shoes.
The good news is that the Doctors at University Foot & Ankle Center, are the first in Rhode Island to offer treatment of toenail fungus with GenesisPlus, a new noninvasive laser system that is an effective solution without side effects.
GenesisPlus is a new approach to treat nail fungus that puts the patient' safety and comfort first. The system, designed by Cutera, applies laser energy to the nail plate and surrounding tissue. The laser light gradually heats the fungus and promotes the growth of healthy, clear nails. Following the procedure, the nail becomes clearer and healthier looking as it grows out.
Traditional approaches to treating nail fungus are largely limited to oral drugs that are associated with adverse side effects and prescription topicals and home remedies that have not been proven effective. Despite limitations associated with these approaches, however, it is estimated that Americans currently spend about $2.1 billion annually on treating nail fungus with prescription drugs alone.
Given the serious emotional, social and financial impact of nail fungus, it is important to note the benefits of this new technology.
Please call for an evaluation and to learn more about this safe alternative to traditional treatments for onychomycosis.
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