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Concerned about your toenails? January 2017

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Onychomycosis (fungal nails) affects at least 10% of the world’s adult population. It is difficult to treat and has a high rate of reinfection. Foot Healthcare Associates practice strives to cure fungal toenails and significantly reduce reinfection and is the first in Michigan to be able to offer Lunula Laser treatment for fungal toenails.

This new and exciting treatment is a proven noninvasive treatment for onychomycosis. The Lunula Laser has gone through extensive research which has been published in reputable medical journals. There is no discomfort, downtime or side effects associated with this laser treatment.  It uses low-level laser light to treat fungus and usually requires four 12-minute sessions to the affected area.  

Before Lunula Laser              After Lunula Laser                   

In an 18-month study of 323 patients, 99% of patients reported full clearance of their fungal infections after four treatments.  In another study that evaluated 168 toes which had fungal involvement of 81.15% of the nail, it was revealed that the disease was reduced to only 31.32% within the nail after one treatment.

At the end of the study, 63.58% of the nail plate had no fungus remaining in it. An additional study, which was FDA directed, evaluated 105 toes and reported an average clear nail of 73.79% and 79.75% at post-procedure months 3 and 6, respectively. Also, there was not a single adverse event.

Contributed by:  Dr. Barnett at FOOT HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATES with locations in Southfield, Novi, and Livonia, Michigan. New diagnostic and treatment technologies are offered for all foot and ankle conditions.

References:

  1. www.Lunula.com
  2. Robert Sullivan1 and Deirdre O’Flynn.Erchonia Laser Therapy in the Treatment of Onychomycosis.  Podiatry Review. Vol. 71(2):6-9.
  3. Scher RK, Tavakkol A, Sigurgeirsson B, et al. Onychomycosis: diagnosis and definition of cure. Journal of American Academy of Dermatology. 2007;56:939-944.
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