Nail fungus, also referred to as Onychomycosis, is a fungal infection that gets under the fingernails or toenails. It causes the nail to thicken and become yellow. When nails are infected, they tend to look dark and often crumpled. Alpine Laser Clinic can help.
Nail Fungus Services
Even in cases where a patient has severely discolored nails, lasers can reach to the nail bed and destroy the fungus. Thick nails aren’t hindrances to the laser’s ability to penetrate the nail, either. One of the most desirable aspects of this treatment is the lack of side effects. While the drugs used to treat onychomycosis sometimes have troublesome side effects, lasers don’t have any.
The only sensation that patients will usually feel when they are having fingernail fungus treated is a slight amount of heat. Other than that, there is no physical sensation. The patient can have this treatment done as an outpatient and can even go back to work, school or anywhere else they need to be directly after the treatment. There is no recovery time involved as the treatment is completely noninvasive and is completely painless, making it a very convenient option for many patients.
The Nd: YAG laser is one of the approved types of lasers for the treatment of toenail fungus. The treatment concerns not only the affected nail but also the nail folds (infected tissue). The laser treatment at Alpine Laser Clinic is virtually painless, being accompanied by a cooling system, for the added comfort of the patient.
The main idea behind the usage of lasers for the treatment of toenail infections is that the cell structure of the fungi is weakened. The treatment has the advantage of being fast and easy, without any long-term side-effects. Moreover, as opposed to oral medication, it does not have contraindications for those who suffer from chronic liver disease. All nails on a hand or foot must be treated for the desired result.
5 nails: $250
10 nails: $400
20 nails: $500
LASER HAIR REMOVAL FAQs
How long has Alpine Laser Clinic been in existence?
Alpine Laser Clinic has operated in the same space since April, 2001.
How long has laser technology been in use?
The laser was first used in medicine in 1961, nearly 50 years ago. Laser hair removal began about 20 years ago, but has advanced significantly in the past 8-10 years.
Which home laser removal devices are effective?
None. Home laser hair removal gadgets such as Tria laser or Silk’n home hair removal systems are by necessity, low-powered devices made for home use by those with a certain skin tone, and with no formal training or previous laser hair removal experience.
How do I prepare for a treatment?
Come in with the area freshly-shaved. The hairs need to be in the follicle but not above the skin, therefore do not wax or tweeze immediately before a treatment. Wait 2-3 weeks after tweezing or waxing.
The prices of laser hair removal range and at Alpine Laser Clinic, you’ll never be asked to purchase a package. An example of prices is as follows:
Women’s full bikini area:
1st treatment: $500
2nd treatment: $250
3rd treatment: $125
4th treatment: $62
Each treatment following: $50 (lifetime)