Cutera GenesisPlus Treatment Benefits
This procedure is highly effective compared to topical treatments alone, and is much safer than oral treatments. Oral antifungal medications can cause side effects like rash, interfere with other prescriptions, and even harm the liver (that’s why alcohol is strictly prohibited during the treatment period).
Laser therapy comes with none of these risks and added benefits of:
- Quick procedure (max. 30 minutes)
- Pain-free experience
- No anesthesia and no medication required
- No side effects
- No downtime
What to Expect From the Treatment Process
During your appointment, all you’ll have to do is sit back and relax while your podiatrist uses the laser device on your affected nail or nails. This is a painless procedure; at most, you might feel a slight warming sensation. We generally recommend three or four treatments over the course of as many months to maximize results, though we will monitor your progress as you go.
At Lakes Foot & Ankle Associates, we combine this powerful laser technology with in-office nail debridement (a specialized removal and trimming of diseased nail) and topical medications. Together, these therapies will optimize your path to fungus-free nails!
Prevention & Management
After treatment, your nail will begin the process of regrowth. You aren’t likely to start seeing any changes for about 2 months, and it may take 12 to 18 months for the healthy nail to grow out completely, depending on the severity of damage. Still, this treatment window is quicker and more manageable than other treatments that require you to remember them every day.
Of course, killing one fungal infection doesn’t make you immune to future infections. To protect your nails for good, be sure to follow our post-treatment guidelines!