More and more patients are turning to the Noveon Laser system as an effective alternative to oral and topical medications for nail fungus. Topical medications are rarely effective and oral medications come along with many side effects. For patients taking other medications or experiencing other health issues, an oral medication is simply not the best option. Most patients suffering from nail fungus are bothered by its appearance; however, diabetes patients and patients with autoimmune deficiencies do run the risk of the fungus spreading to other parts of their bodies.
Other types of lasers have been developed for the treatment of spider veins and tattoo removal; however, a special type of laser is required for the treatment of fungus nails. Noveon uses dual wavelengths to penetrate the tissue safely, reaching down to the source of the fungus. The Noveon Laser delivers low heat directly to the fungus beneath the nail using automated doses to ensure even and consistent application.
Topical treatments have difficulty penetrating deep into the nail bed to the root of the fungal infection. They may be able to kill fungus in the upper parts of the nail but fail to reach the nail matrix where nail tissue is generated.
When topical treatments fail, patients may be prescribed oral medications. Oral medications target the fungus where it grows in the nail bed. Terbinafine and itraconazole are both often prescribed for 12- week periods. New, uninfected nail will grow and replace the fungus infected nail. Patients can become re-infected after treatment. These medications are known to cause problems for patients with heart and kidney problems.
In severe cases, the toenail thickens and even oral medications fail to work. For all patients in any medical condition, the Noveon Laser is a safer, more effective option.
Noveon is successful in destroying fungal cells while preserving human cells because human cells are more tolerant of the light energy. The laser causes the accumulation of radical oxygen inside the fungal cells which destroys them.
The average treatment takes just twenty minutes for four toes at a time. Subsequent treatments may be indicated to destroy any remaining fungal cells, indicated by the level of infection. Treatment sessions are spaced several weeks apart. You may require three to four sessions to eradicate blooming fungus spores.
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