Onychomycosis is a non-life threatening infection of the nails caused predominantly by dermatophytes (e.g., Trichophyton Rubrum, Trichophyton Mentagrophytes), and to a lesser extent by yeasts (e.g., Candida Species) and non-dermatophytic molds. The nail fungus usually begins growing on the skin around the nail and then enters the nail bed and nail plate. Although visual changes are often observed in the nail, a proper diagnosis using a test designed to detect the presence of nail fungus is often performed to rule out other causes for the nail’s changed appearance.
Infected nails often have one or more of the following undesirable changes in the nail: no luster, nail brittleness, yellow streaks, thick nails that may separate from the skin, or white spots.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Sciton’s ClearSense technology heats the nail and the nail bed with laser energy resulting in a decrease of nail fungus and an increase in the growth of clear nail. The treatment involves passing the laser beam over the infected nails and surrounding skin. Your clinical aesthetician will repeat this until enough energy has reached the nail bed. Your nail will feel warm during the treatment. You can resume normal activity immediately after treatment, with no downtime.
Most infections improve after one 15-20 minute treatment, however, the number of treatments will vary depending on the severity of the nail fungus. Our certified clinical aesthetician will determine the specific number of treatments that are right for you. Immediately following treatment, no visual change in the nail will be detected, as it takes time for the clear nail to grow.