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Fungal nails

A fungal nail (onychomycosis), also called fungal nail, is a fungal infection of one or more nails of the feet or hands. A fungal nail is caused by a fungal infection or a growth disorder. If you leave fungal nails untreated, they can become yellow-brown or even brown-black in color over time and the nail can thicken. Antifungal creams do not provide sufficient results and intensive medication often has unpleasant side effects. Fortunately, laser therapy offers an effective way to get rid of nail fungus.

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Therapy

In order to treat fungal nails properly, you have to work in depth. We do this through the powerful GentleMAX Pro Plus. This laser reaches through the nail to the nail bed. As a result, the laser heats the mold core and the mold cannot survive. The fungus is then cleared by the body. You will not see any difference immediately after the treatment. The nails will thicken and discolor less during the treatment process. Gradually, a healthy nail will grow in its place. On average, three to six treatments are required over a period of nine months.

Advices

A fungal nail is very contagious, so home advice is very important. You can already start with this before the treatment. This means you are well prepared for the treatment and there is less chance that the nails will be reinfected. 

  • Have nails filed thin by a medical pedicurist before the laser treatment

  • Apply antifungal cream to the feet 2 times a day

  • Put antifungal powder in the shoes once a week

  • Wash all socks and bedding at 60 degrees

  • Throw away old nail polish

  • Allow thinning scissors and nail clippers to boil

  • After the treatment immediately put on clean socks

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