Nail Fungus Laser Treatment: Duration and What to Expect

Posted on May 21, 2013

Nail Fungus Laser Treatment: Duration and What to Expect Clear Nail Laser Centres offers the first Health Canada-approved, clinically proven laser device to restore clear nails in people with Onychomycosis – better known as nail fungus. How Does It Work? The PinPointe™ FootLaser™ sends invisible laser energy into and through the nail and/or surrounding skin, which is absorbed by the pigment in the fungal organisms. When the laser light is absorbed it causes this pigment to heat, and this heat damages or kills the fungal organisms....

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Don’t Try This at Home

Posted on May 3, 2013

Don’t Try This at Home Contrary to what you may learn on the Internet, curing nail fungus doesn’t happen in the bathroom! At best, home remedies can temporarily stop the toe or fingernail fungus from spreading; at worst, they can result in allergic reactions or other side effects. Most home treatments involve soaking the affected area, or applying directly on the nail with a cotton ball or swab. In and of themselves they are not dangerous, but risks include skin irritations and allergic reactions, even spreading the fungus if the area is...

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How Does a Laser Treat Nail Fungus?

Posted on Apr 16, 2013

How Does a Laser Treat Nail Fungus? If you are suffering from embarrassing nail fungus, you are not alone. Fungal infections of the nail (Onychomycosis) occur in an estimated 10 percent of adults. Aside from the cosmetic implications, where the nail becomes thick, yellow, and fetid, fungus can cause permanent deformity of the nail, which can interfere with walking, wearing shoes, and participating in sports and other activities. Fungi, such as yeasts and molds, are most often the culprits. These fungi can live in the dead layer of skin around...

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Top 10 Questions About Nail Fungus

Posted on Mar 31, 2013

Top 10 Questions About Nail Fungus 1. How do I know this is nail fungus? If your fingernail or toenail is yellow, brown, orange, or white, or has become thickened or brittle, you probably have nail fungus, also known as Dermatophytic Onychomycosis. 2. Sounds awful. How did I get it? Nail infection can be caused by many factors: a family history of vulnerability, increasing age, poor health, smoking, warm or moist climates, medical conditions such as diabetes, psoriasis, or a weakened immune system. 3. None of these apply to me. Any other...

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Laser treatment for nail fungus – a safer alternative.

Posted on Oct 9, 2012

Laser treatment for nail fungus – a safer alternative Unlike the various home remedy options which often have no long-term benefit and some of which may actually be dangerous to your health, laser treatments are proven to be an effective and safe method for treating nail fungal infections. Laser treatment, applied by a trained professional, is a safe, painless procedure. At Clear Nail, we believe laser is also a better alternative to potentially damaging oral pharmaceuticals. Clear Nail laser treatments are performed within a...

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Do Home Remedies Work?

Posted on Sep 19, 2012

Do Home Remedies Work? Home remedies for nail fungus can be easily found on the internet or may come from family and friends. These remedies range from tea tree oil to bleach, baking soda, and even hydrogen peroxide. The results however, are rarely effective and can be dangerous if dosages are not measured correctly. For example, bleach, without proper use can easily damage skin. For this reason, most household bleach comes with a warning label about its use. The best solution to clear up nail infections, as with other medical conditions, is...

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How does Nail Fungus get into your nail?

Posted on Jul 4, 2012

How does Nail Fungus get into your nail? Nail fungus in general, and toenail fungus in particular, are considered highly contagious. The fungi that cause nail fungus infections are all around us: in soil, in water, and on our skin. Our natural defenses constantly fight these fungal infections. You can help reduce your chances of contracting a nail infection by avoiding the following: Damaging the nail or nail bed Hammers and doors can be very damaging to nails, and any trauma a nail suffers offers an opportunity for fungus to get in under the...

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Is nail fungus a “guy thing”?

Posted on May 23, 2012

Who Gets Nail Fungus More Often, Men or Women? You may be surprised. Here at Clear Nail, we’re often asked “who gets nail fungus more often, men or women?” The answer is both, but the numbers tilt more heavily in the male direction. Most people assume women suffer from toenail fungus more frequently. Maybe it’s because women wear open-toed shoes more often, exposing their feet to environmental contagions, or because women pay more attention to their toenails in general, but in fact, the reality is a little different. And there are a...

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Do You Think You Might Have Nail Fungus?

Posted on May 21, 2012

What to look for if you think you have a fungal infection. Toenail fungus is more common than most people think. There are several key indications to look for if you think you might have the beginnings of a fungal infection. It may start as a yellow or white spot on your fingernail or more commonly, toenail. If you don’t treat it, the infection can spread and deepen. An infected nail may even become separated from the finger or toe. Different kinds of nail fungus have different symptoms, but there are some common signs among them. You...

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PinPoint Laser Treatment to effectively treat toenail fungus or Onychomycosis

Posted on Feb 6, 2012

PinPoint Laser Treatment to effectively treat toenail fungus or Onychomycosis An interview series with Moe Zoladek D.P.M., head of the Clear Nail Laser Centres Under what conditions will onychomycosis recur after the PinPointe Foot Laser treatment? How can you prevent reoccurrence? You always have a chance of getting re-infected with any infection, whether it is pneumonia or a cold coming back or conjunctivitis of the eye coming back, or an ear infection. You cannot clear the organism from the body. It is there all of the time. Sometimes it...

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