Laser technology yields simple, pain-free relief for fungal nails
By Dr. Jay Berenter, DPM, FACFAS
Earlier this spring, Nails Magazine featured an article detailing the effectiveness of a laser device called the Cool Touch CT3 Plus Cool Breeze in the treatment of onychomycosis – a condition more commonly known as fungus of the nails. Originally designed for cosmetic treatments to minimize the appearance of acne scars, wrinkles and fine lines, the Cool Touch laser has since received approval for general podiatric use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Under the FDA clearance, podiatrists have found that the laser is remarkably effective in treating fungal toenails without any harmful side effects; and now, adults living with unsightly symptoms of onychomycosis have a safe, painless and non-invasive alternative to traditional toenail fungus treatment options.
Onychomycosis is a common malady that affects at least 2%-13% of Americans and up to 90% of the elderly population – most of whom may experience a host of physical, emotional, social and occupational concerns in conjunction with the standard symptoms of infection. Fungal infection in the nail and nail bed usually results in thickening and discoloration of the nail and discomfort or mild pain in the affected area; however, these symptoms can result in embarrassment and social discomfort in many individuals, leading to lower self-esteem, anxiety and even reduced workplace performance. In the past, treatment options have been limited: conventional fungus treatments generally involve a combination of topical and oral anti-fungal solutions, as well as a long-term commitment to use. However, the Cool Touch laser treatment has been shown to be effective after as few as three treatments — each of which involves no more than two minutes per nail and utilizes infrared beams to eradicate fungus without the need for recovery time.
Breakthrough technology and treatment with San Diego’s leading podiatric team
When it comes to innovative medical treatments, it’s important for patients to be well informed and seek advice from trusted professionals. At the San Diego Laser Nail Clinic, we live and work by this belief and strive to make patient comfort and education our number one priority. With years of experience and up-to-the-minute education in emerging podiatric technology, our office is a safe, secure and affordable place to learn more about the Cool Touch CTE Plus Cool Breeze laser. Patients are welcome to take advantage of free consultations prior to onychomycosis treatment – and in fact, we encourage anyone considering laser nail therapy to ask questions so that there are no surprises…only great results.
Don’t allow unsightly toenail fungus to put a damper on your summer style: to find out more about Cool Touch laser therapy for onychomycosis, visit the San Diego Laser Nail Clinic online: www.drberenter.com.
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