GenesisPlus Nail Fungus Treatment for Men and Women
What is GenesisPlus?
GenesisPlus is a special laser used to treat onychomycosis, more commonly known as nail fungus.
Nail fungus is estimated to affect up to 10% of people worldwide. It can cause nails to become yellow or discolored. As the infection advances, the nail can become thick, brittle and separate from the nail bed. It can also cause pain when wearing shoes or walking.
What is Nail Fungus?
Dermatophytes are the fungi most commonly responsible for causing this condition. They are specialized organisms that live on keratin, which is the main component of nails and skin. Everyone is at risk for infection, because fungus is present everywhere in the environment.
Where do nail infections come from?
Nail infection is caused by contact with dermatophytes. Common sources of infection include swimming pools, public showers, gyms and nail spas. Tight-fitting shoes and nail trauma can also lead to infection. Genetic susceptibility, poor health and increasing age are also factors that increase the risk of nail infection.
What are the symptoms of nail fungus?
You may suffer from nail fungus if you have any of the following symptoms:
Yellow streaks under the nails
Distorted or thickened nails
Brittle, crumbly or ragged nails
Nails separated from underlying skin
Buildup of debris (nail fragments,skin) under the nails
White spots or streaks on nails
What treatment options are available?
Traditional treatment options include oral and topical drugs. No single treatment is effective in all patients, and there are risks and benefits associated with each one. GenesisPlus laser treatment can often provide similar or better results without the side-effects or inconvenience of oral and topical medications.
Is GenesisPlus right for me?
To find out if you might benefit from GenesisPlus, please contact one of our podiatrists:
Dr. Brandt Dodson, Gateway Health Center — 812-858-5786
Dr. Jason Denton, Deaconess Clinic Downtown — 812-426-9311
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