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Toe & Fingernail Fungus

Nail fungus, or “onychomycosis” affects about 10% of the U.S. population.  Four types of onychomycosis are recognized based on the site and pattern of fungal invasion.

Dermatophyte fungi are the predominant pathogens, but yeasts (especially Candida albicans) and nondermatophyte molds may also be implicated. Dermatophytes are specialized organisms that live off keratin which is the main component of nails and skin.

Affected nails become yellow or discolored. As the infection advances, the nail can become thick, brittle, and separate from the nail bed. It can cause pain when wearing shoes or walking.

Where do these infections come from? Common sources of exposure include swimming pools, public showers, gyms, and nail spas. Tight-fitting shoes and nail trauma can also put an individual at risk for nail fungus infections. Genetic susceptibility, poor health, and advanced age are additional risk factors. Auto immune conditions also exacerbates the situation.

If you don't take care of your body, where are you going to live?

GenesisPlus is a new laser perfected for safely and effectively treating onychomycosis.

Traditional treatments such as nail trimming, topical medicine, oral medicine or nail removal have significant drawbacks. Nail trimming doesn’t treat the fungus. Topical medicines need to be applied for 12 months and have a low success rate. Oral medicines are taken for 3 months but can cause liver or kidney problems. GenesisPlus is a quick, easy, safe, effective procedure that treats the fungus at the source. Studies of laser treatment of nail fungus show a success rate of 88%.

Contact Somalogic Laser Clinic to book your consultation.

GenesisPlus is a new laser perfected for safely and effectively treating onychomycosis (toenail fungus). By targeting the fungus directly, GenesisPlus gets to the source of the problem immediately.

Depending on how many toes are affected, the Genesis Plus laser procedure will take 10-20 minutes.

Most people feel a slight warming sensation during the procedure. No pain medication is needed and most people find the treatment very easy to tolerate.

Many patients needs 3 to 4 treatment, but some need more if they have severe cases of toenail fungus.

You can resume your normal activities immediately.

You won’t notice anything immediately following treatment. However, as your nail grows out, the new nail growth should be clear. Toe nails grow slowly –especially nails infected with fungus. So, it may take 6-12 months for your toenail to clear.

Reinfection with toenail fungus may be acquired anywhere from your environment, for example, in damp areas such as public swimming pools. Certain medical conditions can make reinfection more likely such as diabetes and peripheral vascular disease.

While it is important to remove nail polish, decoration and jewelry prior to treatment, you can reapply nail polish 24 hours after treatment.

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