Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus, Foot Warts and Scar Reduction
Cutera Xeo Laser system for the safe and effective treatment of Toenail Fungus (Onychomycosis), Foot Warts and Scar reduction.
Toenail Fungus (Onychomycosis) is a condition that effects over 25 Million Americans and is often embarrassing and can be painful. Many people who suffer from toenail fungus have tried topical fungus creams with little success or fungus oral medications that can have additional health risks. Laser Treatment is effective in approximately 90% of all cases and is a safe and effective means of combating the fungi, molds and yeasts that cause this condition.
How Does the Cutera Laser Work for Toenail Fungus?
The Cutera Xeo Laser focuses a narrow beam of intense light through the toenail to irradiate the fungus and micro-organisms underneath. The fungus living under the nail is killed, allowing healthy new nail tissue to grow as the nail damaged by the fungus grows out. The laser has integrated sensors that monitor the temperature of the treated area allowing your doctor to adjust the parameters to ensure the procedure is as comfortable as possible. This non-invasive procedure requires no post-procedure recovery time, no necessary medications, injections or sedation. Most treatments require less than 30 minutes. New nail growth, infection free, is usually visible after just a month or two as the nail grows. Within 6 to 12 months the nail should grow fully back clear and healthy.
Foot Warts-Planter Wart (Verruca Plantaris) A wart is a small growth on the skin that develops when the skin is infected by a virus. Warts can develop anywhere on the foot, but typically they appear on the bottom (plantar side) of the foot. Plantar warts are caused by direct contact with the human papilloma virus (HPV). This is the same virus that causes warts on other areas of the body.
The symptoms of a plantar wart may include:
- Thickened skin. Often a plantar wart resembles a callus because of its tough, thick tissue.
- Pain. Walking and standing may be painful. Squeezing the sides of the wart may also cause pain.
- Tiny black dots. These often appear on the surface of the wart. The dots are actually dried blood contained in the capillaries (tiny blood vessels).
How Does the Cutera Laser Work for Warts?
Laser therapy for warts is highly effective and has one of the highest overall success rates among treatments commonly provided for plantar warts. The laser is capable of both cutting off the blood supply to the wart and destroying the responsible virus. With the blood supply cut off the wart ultimately dies and falls off. This treatment is very precise, targeting the wart and minimizing damage to the surrounding areas compared to traditional surgery, salicylic acid or cryotherapy. The laser procedure is quicker, more comfortable with less lingering discomfort, low rates of complications and normally no scarring.
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