What is toenail fungus or Onychomycosis?
Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the nail. It is the most common disease of the nails and creates about half of all nail abnormalities. This condition may affect toenails or fingernails, but toenail infections are particularly common. It occurs in about 10 percent of the adult population. Onychomycosis accounts for one third of fungal skin infections. The common symptoms of this fungal nail infection include the nail becoming thickened and discolored. Fungus cases are reported to be either white, black, yellow, green or all of the above. If left untreated, the infection will make the nail brittle, painful, and embarrassing. Extremely contagious, it can pass from person to person very easily and because of this, it is difficult to clear up. Nail fungus can cause social problems since when having it, an individual will want to hide or cover it up.
How the Lunula Laser works?
The Erchonia non-thermal Lunula Laser is an effective tool for treating Onychomycosis (Toenail fungus). Research proved the Lunula Laser significantly increased clear nails over a (6) month period. The Lunula Laser targets the fungus and stimulates new clear nail growth. This patented red and violet visionary laser delivers an innovative, multifaceted approach of low level laser therapy in the form of 2 different wavelengths to the affected area. Likened unto the agnostic effect of a drug, the Lunula uses photonic energy to modulate cellular reactions that target the fungus, without any adverse reactions to the nail bed, toe, or foot.
The Lunula Advantage
- No pain, no downtime, and no risk
- 67% New clear nail growth at 6 months
- No dangerous smoke plumes
- Non-thermal laser
- FDA market cleared for new clear nail growth at 6 months.
- 89% patient satisfaction after therapy
- Made in the USA
- Patients will have four weekly treatments over the course of 4 weeks followed by two follow up appointments at 3 months and 6 months
- Treatments consist of placing each foot into the LunulaLaser device for 12 minutes per foot
- Protective eyewear is provided and required for each patient
Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the toenails or fingernails. This ailment causes fingernails or toenails to thicken, discolor, disfigure, and split. At first glance, onychomycosis appears to be only a cosmetic concern. However, without treatment, the toenails can become abnormally thick forcing the toe to press against the inside of the shoes, causing pressure, irritation, and pain.
Generally, onychomycosis does host any symptoms. Individuals seek treatment for cosmetic reason, not because they are experiencing pain. However, if the disease continues to progress without treatment, onychomycosis may interfere with standing, walking, and exercising.
Onychomycosis is easily identified by its appearance. However, there are similar conditions and infections that can cause the nails to host a similar appearance to onychomycosis. Onychomycosis is generally established by laboratory tests before beginning treatment. Treatments for this condition can be long, expensive, and have associated health risks.
Risk factors making one more susceptible to onychomycosis include:
- Family history
- Advancing age
- Poor health
- Showering in communal showers—such as fitness clubs
- Habitually wearing shoes don’t allow proper airflow
Treatment options vary by individual and severity of the ailment. Talk with your doctor about what treatments will work best for you.
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