Nail fungal infection is one of the most frequent contagious infections that not only causes aesthetic issues but also damages the nail plate: nails become thick, change colour and structure. If left untreated, fungal infection can spread to surrounding areas (feet, calves, etc.) and cause skin infection: skin becomes dry, sensitive, flaking, itchy, or even develop sores. The most common areas to get infected with toenail fungus include saunas, swimming pools, public showers (in gyms, hotels, spa centres”, and also facilities with shares footwear – bowling, skating rink, and roller skating rink. Toenail fungus can also be caused by incorrectly fitting footwear – too small or too tight shoes not letting feet to breathe, and also nail injuries.
Nail fungal infection is usually treated by administering medication, external ointments, or using surgical methods, however, in order to shorten and facilitate the treatment process, modern and state-of-the-art laser treatment is recommended to safely and efficiently improve the nail condition.
Laser treatment of fungal nail infection is an effective and safe procedure when a light beam emitted by a powerful laser is absorbed by the damaged nail plate heating up the damaged area up to 40-50 degrees resulting in the nail fungus proteins destroyed and micro-organisms killed.
The duration of the course of laser treatment sessions depends on the number of damaged nails and the level of damage determined by a dermatovenerologist after the assessment of each individual case and taking into account the response.