There is a huge and growing base of patients who need a definitive onychomycosis treatment. A treatment that is more effective than topical solutions and at least as effective as systemic antifungals, but without the long-term commitments and especially without the risk of side effects associated with systemic drugs.
Onychomycosis (nail fungus) can affect finger or toe nails. It becomes more common with age, and certain other groups have a higher risk of developing the condition – people with diabetes, athlete’s foot, or circulation problems; people who sweat a lot, or even use communal showers at the gym or swimming pool.
What are my treatment options?
You may be reading this because you have found that antifungal nail paints don’t work for you, or because you have read about the side effects (such as headache, nausea or diarrhea) of oral antifungal drugs. Nordlys Nd:YAG treatment offers a reliable and effective treatment, without the risk of uncomfortable side effects.
Can everyone be treated?
The Nordlys Nd:YAG Onychomycosis treatment is able to treat all colors of skin. Before treatment, your doctor may take a nail cutting to ensure that fungus is the real cause of your nail problem.
How does the Nordlys Clear Nail treatment work?
A series of flashes of infrared light is aimed across the whole nail, including the nail folds (the skin immediately surrounding the sides and base of the nail). This heats up and destroys the fungus that is present. To ensure complete coverage, the whole series of pulses is repeated four times, and the individual flashes overlap each other.
How long does a Nordlys Clear Nail treatment take?
Because the fungus can spread from one nail to another, normally all ten nails are treated, even if nail fungus is visible on only one or two fingers or toes. However, treatment of the whole ten nails normally takes only ten minutes.
How many Nordlys Clear Nail treatments do I need?
Typically a course of 3 treatment sessions is necessary, with one month intervals for finger nails, and two months for toenails. Following the treatment, you will see the area of new nail growth is clear. Since the nail grows slowly, this clear area may take 3-4 weeks to become apparent.
Do I need to take special precautions before and after treatment?
Like any other treatment of nail fungus, Nordlys Clear Nail, Onychomycosis, treatment is a treatment, not a cure. It deals with the problem that exists, and does not give immunity against infection at some future time. It is only necessary to remove nail polish before treatment. Your doctor will advise you on the best ways to prevent reinfection.
Does it hurt?
No. The treatment gives a feeling of gentle warmth while the laser is flashing. How can I be sure Nordlys Clear Nail Treatment is safe and effective? Clinical trials documenting Nordlys by Ellipse’s safety and effective- ness were carried out by leading doctors prior to the release of this treatment. You are welcome to view the scientific papers on the Ellipse website at www.ellipse.com or contact [email protected].