How can you catch Nail Fungus?
Nail fungus can easily be spread during the simple process of enjoying a manicure or pedicure, if the previous client was infected. It can also be spread at the pool, the gym or by wearing the shoes of a person who has it.
The technical name is Onychomycosis, which is the medical term for a nail infection caused by a fungus. There are many different species of fungus that can cause Onychomycosis. Once an infection develops, it can be difficult, if not impossible, to eliminate. Nails infected with fungus tend to grow slowly as the infection becomes embedded within the nail bed.
Nail fungus is unsightly and, left untreated, can result in loss of the nail. Traditional treatment involves antibiotic medications that take months to be effective and have been known to cause liver damage. To add insult to injury, these medications rarely get rid of the fungus. It almost always comes back.
□ Yellow or brown discolouration
□ White or yellow streaks on the side of the nail
□ Brittleness or thickening of the nail
□ Change in the nail’s shape
□ Crumbling of the outside edges of the nail
□ Debris trapped under the nail
□ Loosening or lifting of the nail
□ Loss of lustre and shine
□ Toes or fingers that are painful, red, or drain pus
Nail Fungus can be eradicated with lasers!
Skinpossible offers a laser treatment known as Clearsteps™ that can get rid of nail fungus. Clearsteps allows us to gently apply just enough bulk heating at the perfect depth within the nail bed to kill the fungus. A series of quick, safe treatments has proven effective at killing nail fungus on the toes and fingers!
Nail fungus can be embarrassing. Many men simply hide their feet and many women wear nail polish year round. Keep in mind that while nail polish will hide the discolouration of nail fungus, it will not prevent the fungus from worsening. Eventually the nail will still become distorted. It’s best to treat nail fungus in the early stages before the nail starts to crumble or twist. Left untreated, nail fungus will always get worse and will never go away by itself. Our laser treatment can kill fungus at any stage, and the sooner you get started, the sooner you will have healthy nails.
A series of as little as four treatments performed one to four weeks apart will eliminate the fungus for good! Unfortunately, the fungus could be inside your shoes, which could reinfect the nails. An inexpensive medical device known as a Sterishoe insert can be placed inside of all contaminated shoes to kill the nail fungus. Other treatments exist such as topical and oral medications, but your doctor will acknowledge that they rarely succeed. Lasers do work!
*The satisfaction rating for this treatment is very high but results do vary from person to person. While we can control the technology and the parameters we set, it is beyond our ability to control how any individual will respond to any treatment.
There are other laser clinics so why choose Skinpossible? Because not all treatments work equally well. At Skinpossible we pride ourselves in offering only the very latest in breakthrough technologies. We have more technology than any other clinic in Calgary and all of our technology is tier-one within its class.
Our style of consultation is educational. During a consultation, we take the time to thoroughly explain your options and make sure you have all of the information you need to make an informed decision. No pressure. No obligation. Consultations are free and so is parking.