GENTLE YAG LASER TOENAIL FUNGUS TREATMENTS
Are you haunted by unsightly toenail fungus? Too embarrassed to wear sandals? PrecisionMD Cosmetic Surgery Center is the only facility in the Sacramento area to offer laser toenail fungus treatments with the YAG laser.
What is nail fungus?
Nail fungus, or “onychomycosis” is a fungal infection caused by the fungus dermatophyte. This fungus lives in the dead outer layers of the skin, but eventually infiltrates the nail plate. Traditionally, it is difficult to treat due to the inability to effectively deliver medication into the nail.
Traditional methods of treatment include oral and topical medications. However, both require long durations of treatment and are associated with health risks.
How does it work?
Dr. Khattab uses the GENTLE YAG laser to treat toenail fungus. Simply put, it is the most advanced and powerful laser in the world. The YAG laser targets the infected toenail with a powerful wavelength that specifically targets the fungus responsible for the infection.
How many treatments will I need?
On average, you will need approximately 3-4 treatments over the course of several weeks.
Are results instant?
In a sense, yes – the laser immediately kills the fungus that is deep within your nail. However, the outward appearance of the nail does not change – the current nail is damaged forever. However, because the fungus is now dead, new nail growth will not be infected with fungus. As your nail grows, the old fungus-infected nail will be replaced with new, healthy and clear nail growth.
Why the Yag Laser?
• The YAG laser is the most sophisticated and powerful laser on the planet
• It’s painless. The laser has no effect on healthy tissue, only the fungus itself
• Fast Treatments – A big toe only takes ten minutes to treat
• No adverse reactions! Oral fungus medications can cause liver and kidney damage, but the YAG laser does not produce any adverse reactions and is remarkably effective.