General information about mold (lime) nails
What are fungal nails?
Fungal nails, also known as lime nails, nails are infected with fungus. Fungi are present by everyone. If the fungus invades your nails or skin and increases, there occurs an infection. The fungus is contagious and is transmitted from human to human.
Lime nails are difficult to control because the fungus is under the nail. If you do not treat the nails, they can over time yellowish colors are thick and lumpy and can go crumbling nails. Also can be affected by a fungal infection of the skin between the toes, microorganisms which can penetrate the skin with possible complications erysipelas (erysipelas) or cellulite.
Treating a fungal nail is difficult because of the keratin, the main building material of nails, anti-fungal products often can not penetrate to the fungus.
The cause of lime nails
Often, fungal infections caused by a specific group of fungi referred to dermatophytes. The infection may be due to age, hereditary hypersensitivity, no good health, nail trauma, environment (hot, humid), infection in public places such as sports / sauna and tight shoes.
The laser treatment of lime (fungus) nails
Fungal nails are unsightly and persistent. The treatment with ointments and pills is difficult and is time consuming. Because the infection under the nail is achieving these treatments do not want to effectively fight the infection. Tablets such as Lamisil or Sporanox lead to good results but can however bring unpleasant side effects (liver dysfunction, loss of taste).
Fortunately, can provide the result that exactly laser is directed onto the mold. The energy of the laser (1064 nm) is converted into heat so that the mold is destroyed. The laser treatment is a perfect alternative without side effects on the often cumbersome, ineffective and prolonged intake of drugs, or even the complete removal of the nail.
Benefits of laser treatment
-Short Duration of treatment
-Daily Activities immediately enforceable
The laser treatment
During the brief treatment of the infected nails are covered horizontally and vertically with the handpiece. Most people experience only a warm or tingling sensation during treatment, but no pain. All 10 nails to be treated and one treatment may be sufficient but it is recommended to repeat the treatment for 3 months, 1 time per month for a sustainable and lasting effect.
The result after a nail laser treatment
After 9 months, the affected nail has grown out and you may notice a big improvement.
Your appointment with the cosmetic doctor
During the first visit to our cosmetic physician Raymond de Zeeuw is viewed or your fungal nails are indeed infected with a fungal infection. Before the visit, the length of the nail is intended to be reduced to the minimum and the top of the nail has to be filed down as far as possible (up to a thickness of up to 2 mm). Our advice is to have this done by an experienced pedicure.
Dr. De Zeeuw is the following days at Beaudermo present:
Monday 22 janaury 2018 from 11.00 to 13.00
Monday 19 february 2018 from 11.00 to 13.00
Monday 19 march 2018 from 11.00 to 13.00
Monday 30 april 2018 from 11.00 to 13.00
Monday 28 may 2018 from 11.00 to 13.00
Monday 9 july 2018 from 11.00 to 13.00
Subsequent treatment of fungal nails
The laser treatment is followed by treatment with an antifungal ointment (Loprox). This ointment should be a twice daily to the nails and between the toes are used. The shoes should be watered regularly on the inside with an antifungal spray.
Prices of the lasertreatment
|Antifungal spay shoes||€||11,00|
* The cost for a nail laser treatment will not be reimbursed by the insurer.