You are not alone. 20% of people between the ages of 40 and 60 have nail fungus. That’s like 20 million men and women. Laser away toenail and fingernail fungus.
Lasers are the newest and safest method to get rid of fungus that lives on or under either toenails or fingernails.
Skinny Me’s Q-Switched YAG laser will get rid of this condition in as little as one treatment.
The causative pathogens of onychomycosis include dermatophytes, Candida, and nondermatophytic molds. Dermatophytes are the fungi most commonly responsible for onychomycosis in the temperate western countries; while Candida and nondermatophytic molds are more frequently involved in the tropics and subtropics with a hot and humid climate. Source – Wikipedia
No Side Effects!
- No side effects of traditional treatments.
- No oral medication with traditional side effects.
- No surgery
- No downtime
- No topical medication
What to Expect
We’ll teach you all about it. How the laser works, before and after pictures and a demonstration of how the laser sounds and feels.
The Actual Treatment
Patients have described the laser sensation as warming under the toenail(s). The actual treatment takes less than 30 minutes.
Nail removal with BILO methodology: With the BILO methodology, the foot nails will be removed layer by layer. The patient can walk home at the same day without any help, because there is no surgery, no blood, no pain. To prevent Onychomycosis to came back, the BILO methodology recommends some patient-specific gymnastics to improve blood circulation. The nail removal is well documented and recognized by some health insurance organizations, but the gymnastics is outside of conventional medicine. -Source: Wikipedia
How does it work?
The laser creates a beam of high-intensity light that penetrates deeply into skin tissue, where it delivers a controlled amount of targeted therapeutic heat. The Q-Switch technology protects the upper layers of your skin with a cooling burst of cryogen. Together, the long-pulse laser and DCD cooling offer optimal treatment with minimal side effects.
What can I expect during treatment?
Treatment will take place in your practitioner’s office. You will wear safety eyewear to protect your eyes from the laser light. Your practitioner will guide the laser to the treatment areas with a small handpiece. Each laser pulse may be preceded and followed by a short pulse of cooling spray. A treatment could take as little as a few minutes to as long as an hour, depending on the area and condition being treated.
Are these treatments covered by insurance?
Most insurance companies do not offer reimbursement for cosmetic procedures. Some carriers will, however, cover the treatment of disfiguring birthmarks such ad hemangiomas. Consult your insurance carrier for conclusive information.