Onychomycosis is a common fungal infection that affects the nails of the hands and feet. It is estimated that this condition affects around 10% of the population, and is more commonly found in older adults. Onychomycosis is caused by various fungal species such as dermatophytes, yeasts, and molds. It is characterized by thick, discolored, and brittle nails that can be painful and cause discomfort.
Treatment for onychomycosis typically involves the use of topical or oral antifungal medications. However, these treatments can have various side effects and may not always be effective. In recent years, laser therapy has emerged as a potential treatment option for onychomycosis.
Laser therapy for onychomycosis involves the use of a specialized laser that emits a specific wavelength of light. This light is absorbed by the fungal cells in the nail bed, which causes damage and ultimately kills the fungus. Laser therapy is a non-invasive and painless treatment option that has shown promising results in clinical studies.
One study published in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association found that laser therapy was effective in treating onychomycosis in 77% of cases. Another study published in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Research found that laser therapy was well-tolerated by patients and had a low risk of side effects.
Laser therapy for onychomycosis typically requires several treatment sessions over a period of several months. The number of sessions required will depend on the severity of the infection and the specific laser used. In general, laser therapy for onychomycosis is a safe and effective treatment option that can help improve the appearance and function of the affected nails.
While laser therapy for onychomycosis is a relatively new treatment option, it has shown promise in clinical studies and is becoming more widely available. If you are experiencing symptoms of onychomycosis, it is important to speak with a healthcare professional to discuss your treatment options.
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