Nail Fungus Treatment
Nail fungus is a very common infection on the nail bed of your hands or feet caused by various fungi, yeasts, and molds. Commonly contracted at places such as the gym, damp communal areas, swimming pools, or locker rooms.
We use the Cutera Xeo to treat this fungi with a high intensity laser that uses focused energy and heat to penetrate through the nails into the nail bed to treat the root cause of nail fungus. The main advantage of this treatment over topical treatments is the laser’s ability to penetrate through the nail and into the nail bed where the fungus has taken up residence. The heat from the laser destroys the fungus during treatment and removes the oxygen necessary for the fungus to live. Treatment will be performed by a certified laser technician; slight discomfort will be felt during treatment as it is required to heat up the nail bed.
Treatments can typically require between one and three procedures that takes about 15 minutes each. There is absolutely no downtime, results should start being seen around 3 months after the procedure.
Before treatment: No toenail polish please, make sure to not be on any antibiotics or medications that may make you photosensitive. Special shoes are not required; you may wear whatever shoes you prefer.
During treatment: We will start with client consent forms and our technician will verify that you are a proper candidate for treatment. The treatment itself will cause medium discomfort during treatment but the pain will dissipate immediately as the laser is removed from the toe.
After treatment: Nail fungus is very contagious, the goal is to avoid re-exposing your nails, especially if you have had fungus for a long period of time or your nails are prone to cracking or weakness. Spray all of your shoes and socks with Lysol. Clean all your sheets as well, fungus cannot live in an oxygen rich environment.
Typically treatments require between one and three procedures that takes about 15 minutes and has absolutely no downtime, results should start being seen around 3 months after the procedure.