Onychomycosis (nail fungus) is a fungal infection that can affect finger and toe nails. About 20 percent of the adult population get onychomycosis, and there is a huge and growing base of patients who need a definitive onychomycosis treatment. Ellipse treatments offer a safe ad effective solution to treat this infection.
You may be reading this because you have found that anti-fungal nail paints don’t work for you, or because you have read about the side effects (such as headache, nausea or diarrhoea) or oral anti-fungal drugs. Ellipse ND:YAG treatment offers a reliable and effective treatment without the risk of uncomfortable side effects.
Who can be affected?
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. Athletes, runners and active gym attenders who sweat more or use communal showers tend to develop it. It is also more common in patients who suffer with diabetes, athlete’s foot or who have circulation problems.
What are the symptoms of nail fungus?
Who can be treated?
All skin and nail types can be treated.
How does the 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?
As fungus can spread from one nail to another, normally all ten nails are treated. For this reason the whole ten nails normally takes 10 minutes to complete
How many sessions do I need?
Typically a course of 3-4 treatment sessions is necessary. We recommend a series of 4 sessions every 2-4 weeks followed by a follow up session 2 months after the last treatment
Do I need to take special precautions before and after treatment?
Does it hurt?
Not at all, it’s the same sensation as “gentle warmth”.
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