Dr. Ron Riegelhaupt And Associates

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Onychomycoses (Fungal Damaged Toenails)

Call to determine the laser protocol best suited to your condition.

The doctor may suggest combining the use of laser, oral medications, or topicals depending on your toenail condition.


What are the causes of Nail Fungus Infection?


Nail Fungus infections typically originate from fungi, such as yeasts and molds. In most cases, the fungal infections are caused by specific group of fungi called dermatophytes. These fungi can live in the layer of dead skin around your nails.

The infection can be a result of family history susceptibility, increasing age, poor health conditions, nail trauma, climate (warm, moist), exposure to infected nails)sports/fitness and communal bathing areas), and tight shoes.

Infected nails become discolored, thickened and brittle, and in some, cases, can interfere with daily activities.


Treatment for Nail Fungus Infection


The treatment of nail fungi is difficult. The infection lives under and inside of the nail and most treatments cannot effectively reach and destroy the infection. Now, laser technology is available to specifically target the fungi and provide patients hew clear nail growth.

Treatment results are heavily dependent to follow your provider’s post-treatment protocol to minimize the chance of re-infection.


What is PinPointeFootLaser™?


PinPointe is the first clinically proven laser to provide temporary improvement in clear nail growth in a single visit with none of the adverse effects seen with topical and oral alternatives.


During treatment, the laser light targets and destroys the fungi without causing damage to the nails or the surrounding skin. Most patients feel only warmth during the treatment. The entire procedure, treating both feet, requires less than 30 minutes.


Although the infection is treated by the laser, improvement in the nail appearance is seenas the nail grows out, which takes about 4-6 months the amount of nail improvement you may experience is dependent upon you individual circumstances and should be discussed with your doctor.


Clinical studies show that after a single treatment, more than 71% of patients treated experience sustained improvement in new, clear nail growth.

 

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LASER THERAPY FOR OTHER CONDITIONS

WHAT IS LASER THERAPY?
Laser Therapy or "photobiomodulation" is the use of specific wavelengths of light (red and near infrared) to create therapeutic effects. These effects include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation, decreased swelling, and fighting infection.


NUMEROUS STUDIES HAVE SHOWN LASER THERAPY CAN HELP WITH:

  • Burns
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Foot and ankle pain
  • Fungal toenail damage
  • Ligament sprains
  • Morton's neuroma
  • Neuropathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis/Heal Pain
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Fractures

A Laser Treatment protocol will be designed just for you by your Laser Trained Specialist. Your doctor may recommend Laser care coupled with a Laser Therapy maintenance program to obtain optimum results and a more comfortable life style. Ask your doctor if Laser Treatment is right for you.



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