What is Nail Fungus?
Onychomycosis or Nail Fungus is a chronic fungal infection of the nails that affects a high percentage of the population leading to yellow, thick and deformed toenails and are caused primarily by dermatophytes,
Nails with fungus often become rough, brittle and tend to separate from the nail bed. The nail fungus that infects the toenail is usually the same fungus that causes athletes foot. It usually tends to be a progressive infection that damages the nail. It can affect a single toenail or several nails on one foot or both feet. The nail fungus thrives in moist and dark environment. Therefore is more likely to affect toenails (sweaty feet inside shoes)rather than fingernails.
Nail fungus is a chronic condition that impacts the quality of life and can even lead to serious health problems for patients with diabetes or immune disorders. The treatment of toenail fungus is difficult because the infection is under the nail, which makes it hard for medications to reach and fight the nail fungus..
There have been tremendous advances in medical technology that allow us to apply a new effective nail fungus laser treatment method: the S30 PODYLAS ™ Laser and Lunula “Cold” Laser, which treats nail fungus quickly, safely, painlessly and without side effects.
This treatment can be Indicated in all types of fungus. It is a comfortable, painless treatment with no side effects. There is no requirement for oral medications at all.
Laser treatments kill the fungus that lives in and under the nail. The laser light passes through the nail without causing damage to the nail or the surrounding skin. This increases the temperature of the fungi and causes the destruction of the hyphae, thus preventing their reproduction