If you suffer from nail fungus infection (onychomycosis) and are looking for a treatment or an alternative solution in Montreal you have come to the right place! Clinique Antiaging uses Laser for the treatment of finger and toe nail fungus, with a success rate of 70-90%.
What are nail fungus treatment options?
Onychomycosis, or nail fungus, is an infection of the nail bed. Its onset is slow and often asymptomatic. It is most common in toenails although it can also affect the fingernails.
The offenders of onychomycosis are a group of fungi that live off of the keratin in the nail. They like to live in moist environments such as showers, bathtubs and swimming pools.
Onychomycosis is also commonly associated with increasing age. It is more common in males than in women. It is more common in feet than on the hand. Risk factors include diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, poor foot hygiene and nail trauma. Poor hygiene at nail salons can contribute to nail fungus or onychomycosis
The nails are thickened, brittle, crumbly, ragged, and distorted in shape. They are dull and lack luster and may have a dark color because of accumulation of debris.
Traditionally, nail fungus treatments involve the use of oral medication such as Lamisil and/or Sporanox. The success rate with these medications is about 40-50%, however they can result in a high liver stress. There is about 8-10% success rate with the use of daily nail lacquers.
Nail fungus laser therapy is becoming the accepted standard of care, and was approved by Health Canada for the treatment of toenail fungus.
Clinique Antiaging was the first clinic in Montreal to treat onychomycosis with the Cutera ND Yag 1064 laser for the treatment of onychomycosis. Patients can expect a success rate up to 70-90 % with laser treatment of onychomycosis. Several treatments will be required to eradicate the nail fungus.
The thermal effect of the laser denatures the fungal proteins in the nail resulting in a clearing of the nail in a significant number of patients.
The procedure is not painful and requires no downtime. Multiple treatments are usually required, and results vary on a patient-by-patient basis.