LASER TOENAIL FUNGUS
DEBRIDEMENT OF FUNGAL-INFECTED THICKENED TOENAILS
At HCS MedSpa, a motorized device is used to mechanically debride fungal-infected toenails that are thickened and unsightly. Since toenail growth often slows longitudinally in favor of vertical thickening when fungal-infected, toenail health improves with nail thinning when fungal elements penetrating into the nail plate are mechanically debrided or removed. Mechanical debridement also promotes more effective penetration of the laser energy into the toenail and nail bed during a laser treatment.
FUMIGATION OF FUNGAL-INFECTED FOOTWEAR
At HCS MedSpa, a comprehensive treatment program for Athlete’s Foot and Nail Fungus has been developed by Dr. Hogue, which also addresses the problem of fungal spore contamination of footwear. Using an effervescent tablet of chlorine dioxide placed in a plastic cup half-filled with water contained within a zipper bag, the patient’s footwear is decontaminated of fungus and fungal spores by fumigation with chlorine dioxide gas. Without chlorine dioxide fumigation, fungal spores seeded within the footwear are potentially able to re-infect the skin and toenails.
LASER TREATMENT OF TOENAIL FUNGUS
At HCS MedSpa, the FDA-cleared Sciton ClearSense™ 1064nm Nd:YAG laser is used to destroy the microbial agents causing nail fungus. There is no down time. While patients may feel the heating up of their toenails during the laser treatment to a level approaching intolerance, no anesthesia whatsoever is required.