Laser Treatment For Onychomycosis: Can It Be Effective?
Fortunately lasers are a very modern, technologically advanced intimation to the treatment of toenail Fungus Treatment. Lasers produce a set of light energy with sufficient strength and of a specific wavelength, which when projected into tissue is differentially absorbed by the targeted area, producing heat which destroys the affected tissues. The tissue components that are unaffected are spared. Medical lasers are very expensive devices, so treatment with these machines requires generally quite high fees to adjust the original purchase price of the equipment. It is advised that some laser treatments may work by heating up the nail sufficiently to remove fungal infections. Another process of to laser treatment of the nails have a fractional CO2 laser to which burn holes in the nail plate through which topical antifungal drugs could get inside and give much effect.
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A critical interpretation of these studies indicates that laser treatment of Toenail Fungus or Onychomycosis is not efficient for initial stage of the disease and should only be applied in situations where everything else has failed. It is probably seemingly safe, but its efficacy remains to be proven especially when other treatments are to be compared. Also no long term relaxation from the treatments are available, so short-term cure cannot be given the words to successful treatment. If the cost is compared, it is found that laser treatment would be less expensive than the Laser Treatment.
The newest Laser treatment is the removal of fungus beneath the Toenail or fingernail. Using specific wavelengths, the newer lasers are able to cause photo damage and/or removal of the fungus within the toenail. The two lasers with the greatest potential are the Noveon laser (Nomir Medical) and the PinPointe FootLaser (PathoLase).Infrared light is used in Noveon Treatment and the function is to inactivate the fungus. The Noveon’s two very specific infrared wavelengths cause photo damage to microbes at physiological temperatures that can kill them directly or sensitize them to destruction. The PinPointe FootLaser undergoes a controlled multicenter study to evaluate its effectiveness.
There are many other companies working on UVC Light treatments but it is quite risky as it may cause cancer. The PinPointe FootLaser Treatment involves a single wavelength of light which penetrates in the subscribed area of the Toenail Fungus and specially destroy the fungus cell which surround the nail. A proprietary pulsed beam is in this Laser that differentially destroys pathogens leaving healthy tissues. This action results in the prohibition of Toenail Fungus growth. The patients get safe, quick treatment without any drugs, anaesthesia and very little or painless treatment.