Toenail fungus, also known as onychomycosis, is an infection in your nail that gets through the cracks in your nail bed or that cuts into your skin. Your nails often thicken, may sometimes hurt and can become discoloured as a result of the infection. Because toenails are often warm and damp, fungus grows very well there. If left untreated, the infection could spread to other toenails, skin, or even your fingernails.
Who can be affected?
Onychomycosis (nail fungus) can affect finger or toe nails. Both Men and women are equally prone to getting it. The older you are, the better your chances are, too. People who have diabetes, athlete’s foot, or a weak immune system, who smoke, or whose family members have it are also at a higher risk. If you spend a lot of time in the water, at the gym or at communal shower areas, your chances of getting it are increased.
What are the symptoms of nail fungus?
Infected nails are usually thicker than normal and can become brittle and break. Due to the infection, the nail may grow in an odd shape. Nails with a fungal infection might look yellow or green and could sometimes have white dots on the nail itself. When fungus builds up under your nail, it can loosen and even separate the nail from the bed.
How many sessions do I need?
Usually a course of 3-4 treatment sessions is required.
We recommend 4 sessions every 2-4 weeks followed by a follow up session 2 months after the last treatment.
Who can be treated?
All skin and nail types can be treated.
How does the Laser treatment work?
A series of flashes of infrared light is aimed across the whole nail, including the nail folds. 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 the treatment take?
Ten nails normally take 15min to treat.
Does it hurt?
No it doesn’t hurt, it only feels warm.
Do I need to take special precautions before and after treatment?
-Like any other treatment of nail fungus, Ellipse Nordlys Onychomycosis treatment is a treatment, not a cure. It treats the existing problem, but does not provide immunity against infection in the future.
-Please make sure you remove any nail polish or gels before your session.
How can I be sure Ellipse is safe and effective?
Leading doctors prior to the launch of the treatments carried out clinical trials documenting Ellipse’s safety and effectiveness. You are welcome to view these scientific papers on the Ellipse website at www.ellipse.com.