Fungus Treatment

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Fungus Treatment

*As one of the GTA’s top aesthetic clinics, Philosophy of Beauty offers a cutting edge, effective treatment to eliminate nail fungus and its symptoms. We understand how troubling and uncomfortable nail fungus can be and are here to help restore your nails and confidence. Using Fotona’s ClearSteps™ Onychomycosis Treatment, we are able to safely and effectively treat fungus, repairing the health and appearance of your nails.*

What is Nail Fungus?

*While oral prescription medications can be used to treat nail fungus, these treatments are usually slow in their effectiveness and yielded unpleasant side effects. As a result, laser nail fungus treatments are quickly gaining popularity due to their ability to provide immediate relief and unbeatable results. Nail fungus is a common condition that occurs due to the overpopulation of various fungi and yeast in the nail and surrounding areas. The most common cause is a type of fungus called dermatophyte. Yeast and molds also can cause nail infections. They can regenerate rapidly, and if left untreated, may cause the thickening and hardening of the nail.*

*Although nail fungus, or Onychomycosis, can affect toenails or fingernails, it most frequently occurs on toenails. Nail fungus is a common disease, which affects approximately 10% of the population. While there are many different causes of fungal nail infections, there are some factors that increase the likelihood of developing Onychomycosis. For example: those who are diabetic, have poor circulation, a weakened immune system, or are over the age of 65 are more prone to nail infections. In addition, individuals who sustain an injury to the skin surrounding the nail, wear artificial nails, or frequently wear closed-toe shoes are also susceptible to Onychomycosis.*
Disclaimer: Similar and/or permanent results are not guaranteed based on the treatment/procedure and may vary from patient to patient, based on multiple factors, including genetics and lifestyle of each patient. View full disclaimer.

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Nail Fungus Treatments

*Since nail fungi usually grow in warm and humid environments such as spas, swimming pools, public showers, and locker areas, walking barefoot in public areas increases the risk of developing toenail fungus. Manicures or pedicures performed in unsanitary or unsterile conditions can also lead to the development of fungal nail infections.*

Frequently Asked Questions

1How does the treatment work?
*Since the fungi present in fungal nail infections are sensitive to laser light therapy, they can be effectively weakened when treated with specialized lasers, such as the Nd:YAG laser, which is utilized by the revolutionary ClearSteps™ Onychomycosis Treatment. This advanced technology enables laser energy to penetrate deeply into the affected area creating thermal effects without damaging the skin’s surface.*
*This simple and effective procedure uses the power of the laser light to provide heat evenly throughout the depth of the affected nail and skin tissue. The heat creates a photo-thermal effect, which works to efficiently weaken and kill the fungi which haves infected the nails. The pulse-profile heating of the nail bed kills the fungus while simultaneously triggering the natural growth and immune processes of the body, thereby restoring the nail to a healthy state.*
2What are the benefits of laser treatment for fungus?
  • There is no associated downtime. Patients can leave immediately after the procedure and resume their daily routine and activities.
  • It is a painless and non-invasive procedure, utilizing cutting edgeadvanced laser technology.
  • It results in the safe and effective removal of nail fungus and elimination of the root cause – the parasitic fungi.
  • It enables the restoration of healthy nail beds and nail growth without the dangerous side effects associated with anti fungal drugs.
  • It is an extremely safe procedure. Since no oral medications or chemicals are used for the treatment, there are no dangerous side effects.
3What is the treatment process?
*The ClearSteps™ procedure is performed in three simple steps:*
  • *Step 1: Since Onychomycosis causes the nail to become thickened and discoloured, the first step of the treatment process involves filing down the nail in order to allow the laser light to fully penetrate into the treatment site and kill the bacteria.*
  • *Step 2: The Nd:YAG laser pulses are administered in a circular pattern covering the nail. In order to cover the entire surface area of the nail, the beams are slightly overlapped. During this step, the patient will feel a slight heating sensation throughout the nail.*
  • *Step 3: In the final step, the Nd:YAG laser pulses target the perimeter of the nail bed around the finger or toe. This is done in order to ensure any parasitic fungus that has worked its way beyond the nail bed is also eliminated in the tissue surrounding the nail to prevent recurrence of Onychomycosis.*

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Symptoms of Onychomycosis

*Symptoms of Onychomycosis include distorted, thickened, or discoloured nails, yellow or white streaks under the nails, and nails that have separated from the underlying skin. If you have any of the aforementioned symptoms, contact Philosophy of Beauty for a complimentary consultation to discover how laser treatment can benefit you. We understand how troubling the appearance of nail fungi can be and are here to support you as you undergo Onychomycosis Treatment.*

Frequently Asked Questions

1How long does each treatment take?
*The ClearSteps™ Onychomycosis Treatment is extremely efficient. Although more than one treatment may be required, each session can be completed in as little as 45 minutes.*
2How many treatments are required?
*During your complimentary consultation at Philosophy of Beauty, an individual treatment plan will be developed in order to ensure that you receive the best possible results. While each individual’s needs are unique, typically four ClearSteps™ treatments are recommended, scheduled at one-week intervals. It is also advised that all ten fingers or toes are treated during every procedure to ensure that the fungi is eliminated.*
3How long does it take to see results?
*Although many patients begin to see improvement after one session, the best results are typically achieved through a series of 3-4 treatments. While the treatments will result in the growth of a new, healthy nail, it is important to note that depending on the rate of growth, it may take up to 1 year to see an entirely clear nail.*
*If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of Onychomycosis, Philosophy of Beauty invites you to a complimentary consultation with one of our experienced and compassionate experts. By devising a customized plan that suits your individual needs, we can provide a simple, safe, and effective solution to eliminate unpleasant and painful nail fungus once and for all.*
*Conveniently located in Vaughan, we proudly service clients in the Thornhill and Toronto area and are dedicated to making you feel your best, from the inside out.*

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