Nail Fungus & Warts
Fotona’s ClearSteps™ Onychomycosis Treatment is a revolutionary, patient-friendly method for treating onychomycosis (toenail fungus). It is a simple and effective procedure that uses the power of Nd:YAG laser light to heat evenly throughout the depth of the effected nail and skin tissue, effectively weakening and killing parasitic fungi which have infected the patient’s nails.
Warts are viral infections that are highly contagious, and they can be easily transmitted without direct contact. Laser podiatry is an effective way to treat warts. Fotona Er:YAG and Nd:YAG lasers precisely remove the wart. Fotona’s patented laser technology uses laser power to effectively ablate and cut the blood supply to the wart to incapacitate the wart from the root. Fotona Nd:YAG induces the coagulation of the blood vessels that supply the blood to the wart, causing subsequent necrosis. The laser penetrates deep into the skin to kill the calloused tissues, eventually leading to the death of the wart from the inside to the surface of the skin.
ClearSteps™ for toe fungus:
- Step 1: File down the Nail. During onychomycosis the nail will become deformed and overgrown, it may also thicken. Filing down the nail allows laser light to fully penetrate into the treatment site.
- Step 2: Administer Nd:YAG laser pulses in a circular pattern covering the entire nail. Slightly overlap the beam so that the nail is fully covered. The patient should feel a slight heating sensation throughout the nail.
- Step 3: Target Nd:YAG laser pulses around the perimeter of the nail bed and around the finger or toe. Often parasitic fungus has worked its way beyond the nail bed and needs to be eliminated in all the tissue surrounding the nail to prevent recurrence.
The ClearSteps™ treatment is usually performed four times, at one week intervals. All of the nails should be treated during every treatment. Laser light can also effectively treat fungus which has infected skin tissue.
Safe and Effective, Without Side-Effects
Deep, pulse-profile heating of the nail bed stimulates the killing of parasitic fungus. The natural growth and immune processes of the body are then able to restore the nail to its pristine state. Compared to traditional methods, the effects of laser light spread evenly throughout the tissue and are not subject to either the limits of chemical diffusion (as are topicals) or the induction of hepatoxic side effects (as is the case with oral medications).
Fotona for warts:
The Er:YAG laser emits laser beams layer by layer to precisely ablate the tissue to remove the whole wart without causing substantial injury to the adjacent tissue. Laser wart treatments reduce the risk of recurrence in patients with a high clearance rate, leading to long-term immunity and patient satisfaction. Sometimes more than one treatment is required.
Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient.