Laser Treatment are using different types of laser energy have attracted attention as treatments for fungal infection of the toenails. A condition called onychomycosis (pronounced oh-nee-koh-my-KOH-sis), which can also affect the fingernails. Laser Treatment is precisely directed laser can eliminate the fungus without harming the surrounding nail tissue. The underlying technologies are already in use for other conditions, including cataract surgery, dental work, and hair removal. There is laboratory evidence that lasers can squelch fungal organisms. Toenail fungus affects nearly 25 million people around the United States, alone. The toenail fungus causes the toenail to be very hard, thick and turn yellow.
Laser Treatment is also used to dilated superficial veins, known as reticular or “spider” veins, are a common problem as men get older. Laser therapy uses intense pulsed light to cause heat-related damage to the veins. Both treatments involve some discomfort. Wearing compression stockings afterwards appears to help improve outcome.
Spider veins, also known medically as telangiectasia or venulectasias, are tiny red, blue or purple thread-like veins near the surface of the skin that often take on the appearance of a spider’s web. These perpetually dilated and visible veins, caused by increased pressure to the veins, can develop on any part of the body, including the face, but most often appear on the thighs, calves, ankles or buttocks.The standard treatment for spider veins is laser therapy.
Laser Treatment for Spider Veins
Laser treatment, which is done in a doctor’s office or clinic and under local anesthesia, usually takes less than an hour. The procedure uses a focused beam of light to target the vein that is selected for treatment. Because the beam is focused it is careful not to affect nearby skin, tissue and veins. As the laser heats up the vein is destroyed. Over a period of four to six weeks, the vein is reabsorbed by the body and disappears.
Come see us and talk with our Doctors today and see if Laser Treatment may be a option for you. If you are experiencing pain or noticing a change in your feet,ankle, or legs you should seek medical care right away. Early care can help prevent the condition from worsening. Contact Podiatry Group of Georgia today to schedule your appointment or book you appointment online.