Onychomycosis, also known as nail fungus, is a very common infection. Some people have this infection and don’t know it, due to the fact that the most common symptom is brittle and dry nails. It can be difficult to determine whether the state of your nails is caused by an infection or something else. Common treatments include creams and medicated nail polish, but these can take months to clear up onychomycosis. The better option for safe and efficient treatment is with the Fotona laser.
Here at RNA Medical Aesthetics, we use the Fotona laser system to treat many different skin conditions, including onychomycosis. Nail fungus can be a bothersome issue to deal with, one that can cause serious aesthetic concerns if it appears on the hands. Consider visiting us at our practice in Johnson City, TN to learn more about how you could benefit from a laser treatment. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!
How Does Onychomycosis Form?
Most of the time, onychomycosis forms due to the nails being exposed to moist areas that contain the right type of bacteria. This includes places like a shower at the gym or a communal swimming pool. There is a misconception that nail fungus is due to poor hygiene, this is not necessarily true.
Nail fungus is more common in individuals who are above the age of 60, and it is more often seen in the toenails than in the fingernails, although both can be affected. Before seeking treatment, it is important to obtain a proper diagnosis. Onychomycosis can be easily mistaken for other types of conditions, and these other conditions may not respond to the same type of treatment.
How Does the Fotona Laser Work?
Using the Fotona ClearSteps™ system, the parasitic fungi can be quickly destroyed. This will help restore the nail to its natural state, clearing up any brittleness or discoloration. During the treatment, the laser will evenly heat the nail and the underlying skin tissue, which will ensure that all of the nail fungus has been affected.
In order to see the best results, we recommend you come in for repeat treatments to make sure all of the fungus has been destroyed. To completely clear up onychomycosis, come in four times once a week and have each nail treated at every session.
To find out whether you are a good candidate for onychomycosis with Fotona, we encourage you to visit RNA Medical Aesthetics in Johnson City, TN. Discover why Fotona is the best choice when it comes to treating nail fungus. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!