VNail fungus, (Onychomycosis) is a difficult to treat fungal infection. With current therapies consisting of medications and creams, laser and IPL solutions from Alma Lasers opens up new possibilities and enhanced results with a selection of clinically proven solutions. Coping with toenail fungus can be physically, emotionally and socially frustrating. Many sufferers are embarrassed to show their bare feet, and some experience nail deformity and pain. To make matters worse, safe and effective toenail fungus treatment options have been very limited. Toenail fungus is caused by contact with dermatophytes (fungi) which are everywhere in our environment. Common sources include swimming pools, public showers, gyms and nail spas. Tight fitting shoes and nail trauma can also lead to infection. While infected toenails can affect anyone of any age, it is known that genetics, poor health, health conditions (such as diabetes) and increasing age are factors that increase the risk of being infected by toenail fungus.
The Alma machine works by passing laser light into the nail and the surrounding tissue where it is absorbed by pigment in the fungi. This causes the pigment to heat, thus killing the fungal organism and allowing the nail to grow normally again.