Nail fungus, also called onychomycosis, is a common condition affecting an estimated 10% of the population worldwide. It can cause nails to become yellow or discolored. As the infection advances the nail can become thick, brittle and separate from the nail bed. It can also cause pain when wearing shoes and walking. Now nail fungus, either on the toes or fingers, can be safely and effectively treated with Laser Genesis. Laser light passes through the nails and surrounding tissue and is absorbed by the pigment found in the fungi. The pigment is then heated by the light, which damages and ultimately kills the fungi organism. The treatment involves passing the laser beam over the infected nails and surrounding skin. This process is repeated several times until enough energy has reached the nail bed. Your nail will feel warm during the treatment. Most patients show improvement after one treatment but additional treatments may be required depending on how severely the nail is infected. Once the treatment is complete a follow up visit is typically schedule for four months later to recheck and possibly retreat the infected nails. The nail fungus should improve following the treatment but you will need to continue with home care techniques to reduce recurrence of the infection. Schedule a consultation today to see if your nail fungus can be treated with Laser Genesis.