Toenail fungus is a common condition that starts as a white or yellow spot under the nail. As the infection spreads deeper, it begins to cause the toe to become discolored, thicken, and crumble towards the edge of the nail. Nail fungus can spread and even effect several nails. At Refresh Evolution, we offer the latest technologies for treating a range of conditions. If you are experiencing toenail fungus, we offer IPL for fungal nail treatment.
What is Fungal Nail Treatment?
We use Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to safely deliver medical grade treatments to diminish fungus and improve nail health and appearance. During treatment, we deliver light and heat into the nail. This is effective at targeting and killing the virus that is causing the fungal infection. Our IPL fungal nail sessions are virtually pain-free, depending on the individual sensitivity of each patient. Our specialized system is safe for treating all skin types and fungal nails.
What to Expect
An initial consultation is firsts required prior to treatment. At your consultation we will explain how everything works, what it means for you, the treatment protocol and discuss pricing. Once we have determined that there are no contraindications relating to your treatment we can usually start right away. Prior to beginning treatment, the nails are cleaned and filed flat. A cooling IPL Gel is applied in order to protect the nail and surrounding skin. The IPL device is then held to the targeted area, the system then works to deliver the IPL energy to the nail. There is minimal discomfort associated with the treatment process. However, if you find it too uncomfortable, we will ice the area to avoid any discomfort. Following treatment, your damaged nail will grow out leaving a new healthy nail in around nine to 12 months. You should see the damaged nail reducing as this happens.
It is advisable to have your shoes sterilized and purchase a supply of new socks – enough to change into a freshly laundered pair at least once every day. You should also be sure to keep your feet dry and sanitized between cleansing (bathing or showering) especially if you suffer from excessive sweating of the feet. A minimum of 8 to 10 sessions, spaced 2 weeks apart is typically suggested in order to achieve optimal results. After your 8 to 10 sessions the affected nails should be tested to see if the fungus has been killed. With this simple and effective treatment, you can reclaim the health and appearance of your nails.
Don’t allow toenail fungus to change the way you feel about your feet any longer. Reach out to the professionals here at Refresh Evolution to learn more about fungal nail treatment. Contact us today and schedule your consultation!