ClearSteps is a revolutionary method for treating onychomycosis in a patient- friendly, quick and effective way with Nd:YAG laser light. Laser light heats evenly throughout the depth of effected nail and skin tissue, effectively weakening and killing parasitic fungi which have infected the patient's nail.
Deep, pulse-profile heating of the nail bed stimulates the killing of parasitic fungus. The natural growth and immune processes of the body are then able to restore the nail to its pristine state. Compared to traditional methods the effects of laser light spread evenly throughout the tissue and are not subject to either the limits of chemical diffusion, as are topicals, or the induction of hepa- toxic side effects, as is the case with oral medications
The procedure can be performed in three simple steps:
Step 1: File down the Nail. During onychomycosis the nail will become deformed and overgrown, it may also thicken. Filing down the nail allows laser light to fully penetrate into the treatment site.
Step 2: Administer Nd:YAG laser pulses in a circular pattern covering the entire nail. Slightly overlap the beam so that the nail is fully covered. The patient should feel a slight heating sensation throughout the nail.
Step 3: Target Nd:YAG laser pulses around the perimeter of the nail bed and around the finger or toe. Often parasitic fungus has worked its way beyond the nail bed and needs to be eliminated in all the tissue surrounding the nail to prevent recurrence.
The treatment is usually performed four times at one week intervals. All of the nails should be treated, during every treatment, just in case. Laser light can also effectively treat fungus which has infected skin tissue.
The Nd:YAG laser penetrates the nail efficiently, safely and evenly heating the nail bed to an appropriate temperature which results in the elimination of the invading fungi and the restoration of the nail.
In just 12 months this patient was completely cleared from severe onychomycosis with just the use of Fotona's laser.
The pulse profile, speed and power of lasers in the Dynamis Line allow a patient’s nails to be treated quickly and effectively. Unparalleled speed makes the procedure convenient and
comfortable for the patient. In 15 minutes your patients can be on the way to enjoying healthy, aesthetically pleasing nails without the dangerous side-effects associated with anti-fungal drugs.
ClearSteps Onychomycosis Treatment is the most effective and least invasive treatment of fungal nail infection. The treatment is extremely fast and easy to perform and has an unsurpassed treatment success rate compared to traditional methods.
An important advantage of the ClearSteps treatment method is that no oral medications or chemicals are used. Therefore, there are no dangerous side effects as there are with conventional treatments. ClearSteps is the most patient-friendly and non-invasive treatment of onychomycosis.
It’s easy to begin offering ClearSteps Onychomycosis Treatment to your patients. Training is provided through Fotona's partnership with the Laser and Health Academy (www.laserandhealth. com). It is available stand-alone or as part of one of the many comprehensive training programs provided by LAHA. After training you will be able to confidently treat fungal infections the natural way.