The Medivia Center uses a cold laser (Lunula Laser) that is faster, more efficient and currently the safest treatment for treating foot and fingernail fungal infections. Lunula Laser is the most effective treatment for patients who have onychomycosis or any other kind of fungal nail disease.
The basic feature of Lunula Laser is an innovative and multi-faceted approach that uses two therapeutic wavelengths (405 nm-red and 635 nm-purple) for the treatment of the infected nail. Lunula laser uses the energy of the photon to modulate secondary cellular reactions without affecting the healthy nail, the area under the nail, the finger or the foot.
Beneficial effects of Lunula laser:
- suppresses the infection
- stimulates the immune system to fight infection
- promotes better circulation in the foot which stimulates faster nail growth
- faster growth of healthy nail reduces the risk of repeated infections
Most patients are extremely satisfied with cold laser therapy due to the absence of pain, which is often present in thermal lasers treatmans.
Fungal nail infection is a rather difficult rival. It spreads rapidly, and in a short period of time, infection can spread from one nail to other nails. Onychomycosis is the most common fungal infection that can affect toenails, as well as fingernails, and causes almost half of the nail abnormalities. However fungal infection is much more common on toenails. The basic characteristics of onychomycosis is change in nail color, discoloration and nail enlargement. If the infection is not treated nail becomes fragile, painful and often unpleasant, thus reducing the quality of life of an individual. The problem with this type of infection is also an exceptional rate of contagion and it can be passed on from person to person very easily.
How does Lunula laser work?
Lunula laser uses low level laser (intensity) for painless nail fungus treatment. This laser is approved by the FDA for use in treatment of fungal nail infections. A 4-week treatment for just 12 minutes per foot can help you recover painless, carefree, and make you enjoy being barefoot . We emphasize the painless, non-thermal treatment without side effects, and without the need for local anesthesia. The results of clinical studies have shown that in 89% of patients in 6 month period 46% of healthy nail growth was achieved.
The approach to treatment of fungal infections is individual for each patient. It takes about 4 laser treatments, but for some patients, the number of treatments may be higher and require up to 8 treatments. A major role in effective treatment of fungal nail illness is the patient’s education on proper shoe wearing and foot hygiene that is necessary to prevent reinfection of the nail.