How long does a treatment against the fungal toenail infection last at Renew Skin & Health Clinic?
Onychomycosis is the most frequent nail disease, representing almost half of the nail infections, being more exactly a chronic fungal infection that may result in serious consequences in older people, diabetics and people with a weakened immune system. The infection is triggered by a fungus that spreads relatively fast from one person to another, having as symptoms the nail color alteration to yellow or white, a change in its aspect becoming hard and thick and the fact that it brittles, cracks or breaks easily.
The efficiency of the current treatment options against onychomycosis that include topical, oral, chemical and mechanical therapies or a combination between them is relatively low as it is impossible to penetrate the nail and destroy the fungal spores. Nevertheless, our doctors at Renew Skin & Health Clinic propose an alternative, much more efficient treatment against onychomycosis, namely the ND:Yag laser treatment.
Thus, a concentrated laser beam is applied over the entire nail surface and the adjacent area, directly reacting with the fungus. By destroying the fungal cells, the nail tissue can regenerate and the nail can heal and get reattached to it while growing naturally. The laser has no negative effect on the skin or the healthy nails and does not require anesthesia. It is non-surgical and there is no downtime or effect on your activity following the treatment. The consultation and treatment duration usually takes up 2 hours for both feet, part of it implying the direct use of the laser.
The whole treatment is ensured by the Renew Skin & Health Clinic in Leamington Spa, the procedures being entirely performed by our fully trained laser therapist. Within the cosmetic clinic, the affected nails are also reexamined after 6-8 months when their length will have increased by 6 to 8 millimeters and the progress can be monitored by photographical comparison. The current success ratio in the treatment of onychomycosis is over 88% so you can be sure of our efficiency and professionalism.
The treatment against onychomycosis is safe, can be efficient after one session eliminating all the fungal spores that cause the infection. You won't have to take various types of drugs and hence, side effects are minimized. The procedure is painless, non-invasive and quick, determining the efficient treatment of onychomycosis in much less time than the classic treatments that can last up to several years to achieve complete healing.
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