Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus and Fingernail Fungus or Onychomycosis in Ottawa
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Onychomycosis is the medical term for a toenail fungus and fingernail fungus infection. It is a common but very resistant infection. It causes the nails to become brittle and yellow and to disfigure. In advanced stages it might cause pain. Women and men are embarrassed to wear sandals. For women those Jimmy Choo sandals remain elusive...
Topical nail fungus treatment is only 10% effective. Oral anti fungal pills are 50% effective and 3% of the time they have to be stopped because of changes in liver function.
The Pinpointe laser is approved by Health Canada for clearing of nails. Studies show that this laser for toenail fungus (and fingernail) is 70-80% effective. One treatment is standard although longstanding and severe infections may require two.
If you would like clear nails and do not want to take pills or mess with topical agents then laser nail treatment is an excellent alternative. We are the first clinic in Ottawa to provide a laser for nail fungus that is Health Canada approved. Call Dr. Vassiliou, she will be pleased to hear from you.
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What differentiates the Pinpointe Laser
from other lasers to treat onychomycosis?
The Pinpointe laser was the first FDA and Health Canada approved laser to treat onychomycosis. It is also the only laser that has been approved that requires only one treatment. Lastly the Pinpointe laser was developed and studied for the exclusive treatment of onychomycosis and is not used for the treatment of other conditions.
Is the laser for toenail fungus and fingernail fungus painful?
There is a warm sensation but it is not painful.
Is there any downtime with toenail fungus treatment?
There is no downtime.
Can you apply nailpolish after receiving the nail fungus treatment?
Yes you can apply it at any time.
Do you need more than one treatment for nail fungus?
The vast majority of people only require one treatment.
Is treatment with the Pinpointe laser approved in the USA?
Yes it is FDA approved.