Wuhan Dimed Laser Technology Co., Ltd
Dimedlaser - Proffessional Manufacture Of Medical Lasers
|Place of Origin:||China,Wuhan|
|Brand Name:||Dimed laser|
|Model Number:||BERYLAS 15w 980nm|
|Minimum Order Quantity:||1 set|
|Packaging Details:||Pelican case|
|Payment Terms:||T/T, Western Union|
|Supply Ability:||20units per month|
|Application:||Treatment Of Toenail Fungal Infections||Model:||BERYLAS 15w 980nm|
|Operation Mode:||CW, Single Or Repeat Pulse||Warranty:||Two Years|
Laser therapies have only recently started to be considered as suitable for the treatment of toenail fungus. Today, they are used for fungal infections, which have failed to respond to other types of treatments (oral, topical etc.). Regardless of the type of laser being used, the principle is the same, meaning that the laser will emit a high dose of light energy. This is automatically transported into heat, which will target the infected nail(s).
At the moment, there are a number of lasers approved for the treatment of such infections, meaning the Nd: YAG laser, diode laser and the Ti: Sapphire mode-locked laser. Studies have also been realized, in order to determine how efficient laser treatments actually are on toenail fungus. It was revealed that the laser treatment can either lead to an improvement in the appearance of the nail or even cure the condition altogether. In general, a couple of sessions are required, in order for the toenail fungal infection to be properly addressed.
According to a study undertaken in 2014 and published in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, laser technology has started to be recently considered for the treatment of such infections. This was because medical specialists needed an alternative to systemic and topical medication, given the disadvantages associated with such types of treatment. The laser treatment was perceived as a rapid and highly-efficient solution, especially for stubborn or reoccurring toenail fungal infections.
The study also drew attention to the fact that many of the oral antifungal drugs are actually contraindicated in patients who suffer from chronic liver disease. Moreover, the topical treatments rarely manage to eliminate the fungal infection altogether, which renders them as ineffective. In such situations, the laser treatment appears as a solution, which is both safe and effective.
In another study, undertaken in 2012 and published in the Skin Therapy Letter, it was revealed that there are a number of lasers approved for the treatment of onychomycosis. According to the authors of the study, the laser treatment for fungal infections is based on the selective photothermolysis principle. This means that the light energy emitted by the laser is absorbed by the fungi; these are sensitive to the heat, being eventually destroyed. So, it is safe to assume that the laser has fungicidal effects.
If you are considering such kinds of treatment, you should know that the process involves three main steps. First, the doctor will file down the nail; this is because the nails affected by fungal infections become thick, with the passing of time. Once the infected nail is filed down, the laser light will be able to better penetrate the respective tissues.
For the next step, the laser will be applied at the level of the affected nail, following a circular pattern. As it was already mentioned above, it will cover not only the nail but also the nail folds. At this point, you might experience a heating sensation and minimal discomfort (if the laser is accompanied by a cooling system, these are not going to be present). The third step involves the targeted application of the laser, in the part of the nail which is more severely affected by the fungal infection. In general, there are between one and four sessions required, at intervals of one week.
The laser therapy is an excellent choice for the treatment of toenail fungus, especially in people who cannot take oral anti-fungal medication or in those who suffer from stubborn infections. It does not have contraindications, it can treat both the nail and the skin folds and it is definitely a minimally-invasive procedure.