Onychomycosis (Nail Fungus)
Treat onychomycosis (nail fungus) in 10 minutes and without pain by Nd:YAG
Onychomycosis (nail fungus) can affect finger or toe nails.
There is a huge and growing base of patients who need a definitive onychomycosis / nail fungus treatment. A treatment that is more effective than topical solutions and at least as effective as systemic anti-fungal, but without the long-term commitment, and especially without the risk of side effects associated with systemic drugs.
Ellipse’s Nd:YAG laser uses a “painting” technique to apply several shots per second, across the whole nail, cuticle and toenail folds. 5 laser passes are applied per nail and a unique pass counter keeps track of each pass. A 4 mm spot combined with a use of a short sub-millisecond pulse and fast repetition rate make it possible to complete treatment of all 10 nails in only 10 minutes.
The onychomycosis Nd:YAG laser treatment is pain-free. Ellipse’s patented SoftCool® cooling system sends a continuous jet of cool air across the treatment area. This increases patient comfort, while still allowing the nail-bed to reach the desired temperature.
Clinically proven, safe and effective laser treatment
Ellipse has developed the MultiFlex+ Nd:YAG nail fungus laser, already an indispensable tool for vascular treatments, to treat onychomycosis & toenail fungus rapidly, effectively and with high patient comfort.
How does an Nd:YAG laser work on onychomycosis?
The exact mechanism of nail fungus (onychomycosis) treatment is not totally known. Heating the fungus is one major factor, but introducing a sub-millisecond pulse adds a “photo-acoustic” effect to the treatment, weakening the cell structure of the fungus.
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.