Nail Fungus Treatment at Prota Clinic
Prota Clinic is your premier destination in Winnipeg for all of your nail fungus treatment needs! Prota Clinic is pleased to offer state of the art technology developed by Fotona for nail fungal therapy! ClearSteps by Fotona is a revolutionary treatment for nail infection. 95% of patients were clear of infection after only 3 months of treatment!
What is ClearSteps?
ClearSteps is a revolutionary new procedure for treating onychomycosis (nail fungus). It is a non-invasive laser procedure to treat the affected nail and skin. It’s simple, quick, safe and affective!
How does ClearSteps work?
The treatment involves passing a laser beam over the infected nail and surrounding tissue, resulting in a photothermal heating effect that weakens and kills the fungi that cause the infection. A single treatment only takes about 45 min to treat 10 nails. You may feel a heating sensation during the treatment, however, you can leave immediately after the procedure and resume your daily routine. You could also experience some slight discoloration of the nail after the treatment.
What is Onychomycosis (Nail Fungus)?
Onychomycosis, or nail infection, is a persistent fungal infection of the nail bed, matrix, or plate. It is the most common nail disorder in adults, accounting for one-third of all fungal skin infections and up to 50% of all nail diseases. Toenails are affected more than fingernails. The infection can cause nails to become yellow or discolored. Advanced infection can cause thick, brittle nails that often separate from the nail bed. It can also cause discomfort when wearing shoes or when walking.
What are the causes of Onychomycosis?
The most common cause of onychomycosis is dermatophyte fungus that invades the dead tissue of skin or nails. Other causes include contact with certain molds or species of yeasts. The overall prevalence of onychomycosis ranges from 2%-14% of the population.
Where can you get Onychomycosis?
Onychomycosis is caused by contact with infective fungal agents. Since these agents are present everywhere in our environment, everyone potentially is at risk for infection. Common sources include public showers, swimming pools, nail spas, and gyms. Nail trauma and tight-fitting shoes can also lead to infection.
What are the symptoms?
One or more of the following may indicate that you suffer from onychomycosis: distorted, thickened, or discoloured nails, yellow or white streaks under the nails, and nails that have separated from the underlying skin.
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