Onychomycosis (nail fungus) can affect finger or toe nails. It becomes more common with age, and certain other groups have a higher risk of developing the condition – people with diabetes, athlete’s foot, or circulation problems; people who sweat a lot, or even use communal showers at the gym or swimming pool, and those who have damaged their nails.
You may be reading this because you have found that antifungal nail paints don’t work for you, or because you have read about the side effects (such as headache, nausea or diarrhoea) of oral antifungal drugs. Treatment with Ellipse’s Nd:YAG 1064 offers a reliable and effective treatment, without the risk of uncomfortable side effects.
What are the symptoms of nail fungus?
Yellow streaks in the nail bed and on the underside of the nail
A build up of debris under the nail
A discoloured, thickened nail that may separate from the skin under the nail
A powdery nail surface, as the infection gets worse
A brittle and broken nail
How does the treatment work?
A series of flashes of infrared light is aimed across the whole nail, including the nail folds (the skin immediately surrounding the sides and base of the nail). This heats up and destroys the fungus that is present. To ensure complete coverage, the whole series of pulses is repeated four times, and the individual flashes overlap each other.
How long does the treatment take?
As fungus can spread from one nail to another, normally all ten nails are treated. For this reason the whole ten nails normally takes 10 minutes to complete
How many sessions do i need?
Typically a course of 4 treatment sessions are necessary. Once a week for 3 weeks followed by a follow up session 1 month later.
Do I need to take special precautions before and after treatment?
Like any other treatment of nail fungus, Ellipse Nordlys Onychomycosis treatment is a treatment, not a cure. It treats the existing problem, but does not provide immunity against infection in the future
Please make sure you remove any nail polish or gels before your session
Does it hurt?
Not at all, it's the same sensation as "gentle warmth"