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LASER THERAPY FOR THE TREATMENT OF ONYCHOMYCOSIS

Onychomycosis is a common fungal infection of the nails and is estimated to affect 10% of the world’s population.

Onychomycosis

The Combination Treatment of Onychomycosis and the Effectiveness of Laser:

  • It selectively delivers energy to the target webs
  • It works effectively
  • It is safe and well tolerated by patients
  • It has no side effects
  • It boosts healthy and normal nail growth

If Onychomycosis is Detected in Time, the Damage is Easily and Quickly Restored

The key to a successful treatment is the correct diagnosis, the integrated approach to the lesion, and therefore the optimal therapeutic regimen. At the clinics of IQ-Intensive Quality Dermatology, we follow a specific methodology for the treatment of Onychomycosis.

Initially, the nail is pulverised and a sample of the nail scrapings is taken for a specialised examination and then cultivated for fungi. The aim is to find the fungus responsible for the infection to determine the appropriate therapeutic treatment. Once the suspected fungus has been identified and classified, an antifungal agent is used to control the sensitivity of fungi to antifungal formulations. The results of the antifungal show both the antifungal treatment of the fungus and the targeted treatment in combination with LASER therapy.

Sophisticated LASER technology creates microscopic therapeutic zones – multiple sublimation columns. These zones assist the penetration of local antifungal agents from the nail plate into the nail bed or matrix while at the same time the LASER light beam causes heat to destroy the fungi without affecting the surrounding tissue.

If necessary, a photosensitising agent is used to resume the therapeutic effect. The combination of LASER with photodynamic therapy and a local antifungal agent is ideal for patients whose oral medication is ineffective.

After the combination therapy treatment with LASER, photodynamic therapy, a topical antifungal agent or with oral medication, nails grow naturally and are healthy.

The Combination Therapeutic Treatment of Onychomycosis with LASER 

  • Easy and fast rehabilitation
  • No recovery time
  • Direct return to daily activities
  • Appropriate for those who found the use of oral antifungal medicines to be ineffective or contraindicated

onychomicosis before onychomicosis after

If your Nails Indicate one of the Following Changes, Contact our Specialised Clinics:

  • dyschromias (usually yellowing)
  • become thicker
  • break
  • skin peeling
  • pain (when you wear shoes)

About the author:

Christofer Tzermias

Specialised in the UK (Oxford & London) and in North America (New York & San Diego) in the field of LASER Dermatology, Dr Tzermias, has been providing dermatological state-of-the-art treatments using cutting-edge LASER and Energy based Devices for over 20 years. He has been Director of Interventional and LASER Dermatology Department at the Athens Medical Center for over 18 years and for the last 9 years is the Scientific Director of IQ - Intensive Quality Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Clinics, which at the 2017 Healthcare Awards won the ‘Innovation Award for Innovative Services’ for their pioneering contributions. Since 2018, IQ Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Clinics has also been operating in London, UK and in Muscat, Oman. Dr Tzermias is a Fellow of the world-renowned American Society for LASER Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), a Founder Member of the European Society LASER Dermatology (ESLD), the Vice President of the ‘Open Health Alliance’ and he is also on the Board of Directors of Elitour - Greek Medical Tourism Council.

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