NAIL MYCOSIS TREATMENT
With Dermway I Q-switched Nd YAG Laser
Nail fungus is rather an unpleasant medical condition and is the source of much trouble for both men and women. Q-switched Nd YAG laser technology offers one of the most modern methods to provide a solution for healing fungus infections. The treatments are simple, the technology used is safe and completely painless. This special laser technology is a very popular choice among those affected by the disease, because it is also one of the most efficient treatment methods.
- Rapid results
- No recovery period
- Only warmth is experienced
- No side effects
- FDA approved
Nail fungus or nail mycosis is the fungal infection affecting your nails. The technical terms we use to refer to it are: dermatophytic onychomycosis and tinea unguium. Nail mycosis is a very common nail infection. Sometimes only part of your nail is affected, but it may also be your entire nail. Fungal nail infections may occur both on your toenails and fingernails, but infection of toenails are more common. Approximately 6 to 8% of the adult population is affected by the disease.
are several types of nail fungus and 3 of them can be treated with laser therapy:
Dermatofite fungus infections occur most commonly on your skin and nails. 90% of all toenail infections belong to this category. An interesting fact is that 85% of all nail infections are caused by Trichophyton rubrum, a dermatophytic fungus. And nail infections between your toenails are caused, in 25% of all cases, by Trichophyton mentagrophytes.
Candida type fungi affect mainly your fingernails and to a lesser extent your toenails.
Mould fungi rarely cause hand and toe infections; they represent only less than 10% of the cases.
One of the most common symptoms is that the infection makes your nail thin and discoloured: white, black, yellow or green. With time, your nail becomes brittle and small parts may shed off. In more serious cases your whole nail may lift off. Your nail will get inflamed if you decide not to have it treated. Your nail and the skin around it may also become highly sensitive to touch. White and yellow dots appear on your nail matrix and the skin around it starts peeling off or blisters appear.
As you see, nail fungus is not only a painful condition, but it may also upset you in your daily life. Especially if your fingernails are affected, because you can never hide them. Fungal infections may spread to other parts of your body. In some cases, these diseases may appear as allergic reactions of your body to some outer impulse. Fungal infections are rather difficult to treat and they usually take a long time. Regrettably, many patients give up the treatment too early, because they do not see sufficient signs of improvement in their conditions – simply because they are noticeable at later stages only.
Based on the seriousness of your condition and the type of treatment you have chosen, recovery from the nail infection may last from a few weeks to up to a year. In some rare cases, you might not even be able to get rid of the infection.
One of the main advantages of
the laser therapy is that it destroys bacteria. Laser light is absorbed in the
area between your nail matrix and nail petal based on the principle of
selective photothermolysis. With temperatures rising, bacteria are destroyed when
they come in contact with heat, and in such a manner that the surrounding tissues
remain intact. Warmth is a result of the laser light after being absorbed in
the nail fungus. So fungus is heat and temperature-sensitive. The laser light
is absorbed in the pigmentations of the fungus, which is darker than the surrounding
tissues, resulting in the fungus cells warming up. Your nail temperature will reach
50 degrees Celsius. It is the heat and repetitive laser light which jointly destroy
the fungus and its spores. As your nail starts naturally growing again, it will
be your healthy nail that you will see growing already. Recovery runs parallel
with your nail's natural growing process, that's why the total recovery period
is 6 to 9 months. Of course, the actual recovery period may vary from
individual to individual depending on how serious the fungus infection initially
DURATION OF THE TREATMENT
In the first stage, we recommend one treatment a week for a duration of 2 months. Then, after a one-month pause, we repeat this one treatment a week for a duration of another 2 months. Results will not be immediately noticeable, as we will have to wait for the healthy nail to grow naturally. Full recovery of fingernails takes about 2 to 3 months, while toenails 3 to 6 months. In order to avoid return of the infection, you will have to sterilize your shoes and socks, as well as avoid thermal baths in the future.
- Retinoid therapy during past 6 months
- Keloid susceptibility
- Allergic reactions
- Inflammation in the body
- Lupus, autoimmune diseases
- Medication taken during the past 1 year to treat fungus
- Medication taken during the past 1 week to treat fungus which resulted in discolouration of the nails
- Discolouration of the nail caused by nail varnish
- Medication which caused light sensitivity
- Children under the age of 12 if they were in medicine therapy
- Various diseases: hematoma
under the nail or bacterial nail infection which resulted in discolouration
of the nails, as well as concomitant nail infections, e.g. psoriasis on
nail plate, eczema
PRICES - Laser nail fungus treatment
Laser nail fungus treatment 1 session 1 nail: HUF 5.000
Laser nail fungus treatment 5 sessions 1 nail: HUF 22.000
Laser nail fungus treatment 10 sessions 1 nail: HUF 45.000
Laser nail fungus treatment 1 session - all fingernails or toenails: HUF 15.000
Laser nail fungus treatment 5 sessions - all fingernails or toenails: HUF 70.000
Laser nail fungus treatment
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