St. Augustine, Florida (PRWEB) July 23, 2012
For the roughly 30 million Americans coping with the physical, emotional and social effects of nail fungus, the quest for a safe and effective solution has been frustrating. Known medically as onychomycosis, nail fungus is typically treated through the use of various topical and oral therapies, but such treatment options have demonstrated limited success or caused adverse side effects.
Dr. Thomas LeBeau is a dual board certified physician and the director of The Toe Laser Center located in St. Augustine, Florida. He is providing his patients with a cutting edge therapy to improve the appearance of nails affected by onychomycosis through the use of a new noninvasive laser therapy system called GenesisPlus from Cutera.The system applies laser energy to the nail plate and surrounding tissue. The laser light gradually heats the fungus and promotes the growth of healthy, clear nails.
Topical treatments alone are generally unable to clear the nail because of insufficient nail plate penetration. While oral drugs have exhibited some success, such treatment is associated with common adverse side effects, including gastrointestinal and skin disorders, headaches and abnormal liver function.
Dr. LeBeau says his laser system provides a safe and effective alternative to conventional treatment options for nail fungus. “While traditional treatment options have been limited due to either insufficient outcomes or patient concerns regarding side effects, the GenesisPlus laser system provides a reliable, nontoxic option that is much easier to use and well tolerated by patients,” Dr. LeBeau said. “In a few 10-20 minute sessions, I can treat a patient who has been suffering for years with unsightly, deformed and discolored to enails, all without any downtime for my patients.”
Timothy R., of Jacksonville, who chose The Toe Laser Center for treatment, said the laser system surpassed his expectations. “Before I received my laser procedure, I was always embarrassed by the unpleasant appearance of my nails,” said Timothy. “After receiving laser therapy, my nails grew in clearer and healthier-looking. The treatment sessions were surprisingly comfortable,” he added.
GenesisPlus has been demonstrated to clear nails of mild and severe forms of fungus, ultimately improving the cosmetic appearance of the nails. Utilizing the latest technology, GenesisPlus also is powerful enough to treat warts and is used to treat and accelerate scar remodeling, including fresh surgical scars, hypertrophic and keloid scars.
Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the toenails or fingernails. Most commonly found in toenails, onychomycosis causes the nail to become discolored, thickened and separated from the nail bed. If left untreated, the condition can cause toenails to become so thick that they press against the inside of shoes, causing pressure, irritation and pain.
Onychomycosis is the cause of half of all nail disorders and it is the most common nail disease in adults. Approximately half of the population will have at least one infected toenail during the course of their lives. The incidence of onychomycosis has been increasing, owing to such factors as diabetes, immunosuppression and increasing age.
About The Toe Laser Center
The Toe Laser Center is located in St. Augustine, Florida inside the St. Augustine Foot and Ankle Center building at 1 St. Johns Medical Park Drive. The phone number is 904-824-0869 or you can visit us on the web at http://www.thetoelasercenter.com.