How does the Cutera Laser work?
Laser light from the Cutera Laser passes through the nail and the surrounding tissue. The laser light is absorbed by pigment in the fungi, which causes the pigment to heat, and this heat kills or damages the fungal organism. This can result in your nail growing normally
What Can You Expect?
The treatment involves passing the laser beam over the infected nails and surrounding skin. Your practitioner will repeat this several times until enough energy has reached the nail bed. Your nail will feel warm during the treatment.
Will the fungus come back?
Your nail infection should improve following treatment but you will need to continue with home care techniques to reduce recurrence of the infection as advised by your Chiropodist. There is a chance of re-infection because the fungus is present everywhere in the environment
What are the symptoms of nail infection?
You may suffer from nail infection (onychomycosis) if you have one or more of the following symptoms:
- Discolored nails
- Yellow streaks under the nail
- Distorted or thickened nails
- Brittle, crumbly or ragged nail
- Nails separated from the underlying skin
- Buildup of debris (nail fragments, skin) under the nail
- White spots or streaks on the nail surface